Proform 900CSE or Proform 18.0RE?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Proform 18.0RE wins over the Proform 990CSE with its adjustable 20” to 23” stride length while the latter also has an adjustable stride length of 18” to 20”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the Proform 18.0RE beats its counterpart with its 22 settings while the Proform 990CSE only has 16.
Max Ramp: When it comes to the incline/ramp feature, the Proform 18.0RE wins with its maximum of 40° angle than the Proform 990CSE’ 30°.
Built In Programs: In this category, the Proform 18.0RE gets another win as it offers 20 built-in programs while the Proform 990CSE has 20.
Notable Features: The Proform 18.0RE gets another win and this time it slightly beats its counterpart in the bells and whistles category. It has better foot pedal features and it includes control buttons that are located in the handlebars for easy control.
The Proform 990CSE, on the hand, is equipped with the first version of iFit module and has the Jillian Michaels workout card.
Parts Warranty: In terms of parts warranty, the Proform 18.0RE beats the Proform 990CSE as it has an offer of 3 years while the latter only has a year.
Labor Warranty: When it comes to the labor warranty, the two are tied. Since labor costs can get pretty expensive, a 1-year deal from the two are adequate enough and is normal for models that are sold at less than $1000.
Machine Weight: In this category, the two are in a deadlock as they both did not indicate their actual machine weight.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to the maximum user weight capacity, the two are tied at 325 lbs. However, these cannot be proven as they did not indicate their actual machine weight. To be safe, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the actual machine weight and the max user weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: In this category, the two are tied as they both offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can easily return the product if you are unhappy about its performance.
Conclusion: At the time of the review, there is a slight price difference between the two as the Proform 990CSE is $11 cheaper than the 990CSE’s $999.
After comparing the two models, it is clear that the 18.0RE dominates most the categories. It also has a 3-year parts warranty which is impressive for a sub-$1000 elliptical.
The cheaper of the two, the 18.0RE is the better choice because of the price.