The Tunturi Platinum Cross Sprinter was primarily developed with commercial gym training classes in mind, where it would need to withstand hours of use every day.
This is one of the reasons why you can be sure the Tunturi Platinum Cross Sprinter has been built to a commercial level of high quality and makes for an excellent addition to any home gym.
The following product article has been written to help anyone thinking about which cross trainer to buy, including everything from workout programmes to assembly to help you decide if this is the right machine for you.
The design of the larger cross trainer arms and location of the foot plates puts you in the perfect position for keeping your body close to the workout console and resistance control.
This makes it possible to control your workout intensity without having to alter your stride or body position.
The foot plates have also been developed with a pivot point at the front to ensure they tilt forwards and back to follow the natural movement of your feet when running.
To make sure the machine stays stable during your workout, the Tunturi Platinum Cross Sprinter has a large 14kg flywheel and two metal tracks that the foot plate support bars can run along during the movement.
When deciding to buy any cross trainer it can also be useful to consider the ease of assembly.
In terms of construction time and effort, luckily Tunturi are renowned for producing high detail exploded drawings in all their cross trainer user manuals.
Due to the number of parts, size and weight (around 115kg) of the Tunturi Platinum Cross Sprinter it is recommended that you find 1 other person to help with the assembly.
Luckily the main flywheel housing and base frame comes already pre-assembled so there is only the handles and upright bar that supports the display console to be constructed.
While the base frame has a length of around 173cm, it is recommended you leave at least a further 100cm all the way around to make it easier to assemble.
Tunturi Platinum Cross Sprinter – Features Summary
- Flywheel: 14 kg / 30 Lbs
- Stride Length: 50 cm / 19″
- Resistance Levels: Infinite
- Display: 4 LCD Screens
- Computer Readout: Time, Distance, RPM, Heart Rate, Training Modes Manual
- Brake: Permanent Magnetic
- Transport Wheels
Display console design
Just 4 buttons are used for adjusting the period of time you want to exercise for, as well as resetting the information displayed in the 4 screens and starting and stopping your workout.
Although there isn’t as much information displayed as other cross trainers, the most important information of time, revolutions per minute, distance and heart rate is still there.
The main difference that most people will notice is the lack of ‘calories burned’ display.
The heart rate display does require that you wear a compatible heart rate transmitter belt. The Polar versions are included in the list of recommended belts.
As well as some elements of the Tunturi Platinum Cross Sprinter being similar to the operation of a spinning bike, the workout programmes available also follows in the similarity.
That is that there are no pre-set workout programmes available. The variable training resistance and grip positions are designed to increase and decrease the intensity of your workouts depending on your fitness goals.
To make it easier to change the resistance during sprints, the manual tension control hand wheel is positioned just below the sprinting handles. There is also a brake lever positioned just behind the handle to offer you full control of your workout without changing your body position.
Tunturi Platinum Cross Sprinter
While the Tunturi Platinum Sprinter Cross Trainer doesn’t include any preset workout programmes and is limited on the workout information displayed on the console, it still displays the most important information very simply and clearly.
The high quality frame design and overall construction is backed up by a generous warranty on both the frame and parts.
Product dimensions: 174cm (L) x 61cm (W) x 172cm (H)
Product weight: 115kg
User weight limit: 150kg
Update September 2021
This product is no longer available for purchase online. To find current alternatives, please see the recent review of Cross Trainers.