NordicTrack Elite 1300 Elliptical

Product Type: Elliptical Trainers
Brand: NordicTrack

The NordicTrack Elite 1300 has been described as the best "cheap" elliptical. It is a solid work horse that would be start to any home gym.When researching this product there are very few people who have bad things to say about this elliptical trainer. Most talk about the 30, 40, 50 etc pounds they have lost.The Elite 1300 is not a small unit, so make sure that you have enough space.  

  • ClearView blacklit display
  • One touch programs
  • Oversized pedals
  • Warranty
  • 15 programs designed by personal trainers (With 1 touch selection - no menus!)
  • Heart Rate monitor and display
  • 20 inch stride length designed to maximize your low-impact workout
  • Built to support up tp 350 lbs
  • A Fan built into the console to keep you cool!

Expect assembly to take 2 - 4 hours. This is a great sturdy unit that will give you years of gym quality service in the comfort of your home.

NordicTrack Elite 1300

We bought our NordicTrack Elite 1300 2 months ago through Costco. It shipped to us quickly and has been a pretty good product besides the loud clinking sound it made when going at a slower pace. Yesterday our 12 year old son got on the NordicTrack to exercise and the entire front piece completely broke!! The metal that attaches the moving handles to the machine literally tore away from the machine itself!! We still can't believe that this could happen unless the metal was already weak from possible shipping damages or unless we were sent a machine that was already broken and had been poorly welded together!! This is quite a large machine that is not going to be easy to ship back to the company!!

NordicTrack Elite 1300

Thanks for the info. I was about ready to buy this machine and your experience helped me decide not to. I will look for another brand of elliptical.

We also bought this from

We also bought this from Costco in January 2007, and the same piece just broke today.

Nordictrack Elite 1300

We had the clicking noise and the same part (Front rod) broke about a week ago. We had been using it for a year now. So I am not sure if it was a bad part or a design flaw.

I bought this machines at

I bought this machines at costco 2 years ago. The vertical metal tube split at both side of the weld that attaches the horizontal tube which the handles are mounted. I think there is a design flaw here.

Bad experience with online shopping.

Last weekend the ELITE 1300 ELLIPTICAL was on sale. I rush ordered this equipment at the last minute on Sunday night (3/8/09). After submitting the purchase order, I did a Goggle search to compare the price. Then I found several complains for this model, see the links:,,

Seems this model has some manufacture defect. I did’t want to take the risk at the price of $1099. So I decided to cancel the order. Next morning (3/9/09), I checked that there was no confirmation e-mail from I did not know the status of my purchase order. I tried twice to reach NordicTrack customer service by phone during 12:30pm to 2:00pm; no one answered the phone. It was a busy Monday; I did not have much time to do my own business during the working hours. After got home, I found the confirmation e-mail from NordicTrack with the order status, which was closed. I sent out two e-mails to both NordicTrack customer service and Shipment Company to request that they cancel the order and shipment immediately. Next morning (3/10/09), I called again, after the phone rang 10 min, someone finally answered the phone; she insisted to charge me $150 return fee even the product was still unloading and unshipped. She said this is the company online shopping policy.

There have been about 12 hrs from submit the order at midnight to order status closed. During this time I tried several times, but I couldn’t get chance to directly talk to customer service to cancel the order. I feel I was legally robbed by
The way NordicTrack does the business is crazy! Is it because of the economic down tern?

RE: The NordicTrack Elite 1300

Nordic track is considered to be one of the top names in the exercise equipment companies.

Nordictrack elite 1300

I too purchased this elliptical from Costco, and had a similar problem. The equiptment worked great for about three years with normal usage. I weigh about 180 lbs, and my wife about 120 lbs. It appears that the main frame weld where the handle bars attach to the frame is stronger than the metal frame itself, causing the handlebars to break off. This is a manufactures defect. When I discussed this with Nordictrack they advised that it is beyond warranty and not their problem even though I advisd them that this is a recurrent problem with many consumers. I will now purchase another elliptical with a lifetime warranty on the main frame which most companies have.

Nordic Track Elite 1300

If your Nordic Track Elite 1300welding broke, please contact me. I had this problem and I'm finding lots of others who also experienced it. I plan to contact my attorney regarding this matter, too. Charlie 512-415-9612.

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