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Precor EFX 5.25 Ellipticalprecor efx 5.25 elliptical trainer

MSRP: $2,999

Bottom Line:The Precor EFX 5.25 is a scaled down version of the Precor 5.3 series offering fewer features at a lower price.

Thoughts:The Precor EFX 5.25 is a compact elliptical trainer designed for the space-conscious home user. Some of the workout features include, 16 resistance level, 8 workout programs, and a 15-25 degree adjustable incline ramp. The moving handle bars are sold as a key feature, but moving handlebars are essential to getting the most out of any elliptical trainer today. All of these features are a result of attempts at a compact design. The space saving smaller rear drive system offers fewer resistance levels and less adjustment in the incline ramp provides a smaller footprint. Overall, if these feature sacrifices are worth the space savings then this machine may be a great fit for you. However, keep in mind the lighter construction did lead to instability for heavier users when exercising at a fast pace. Unless you are set on owning a Precor; Life Fitness and True Fitness offer high quality machines that may offer more features for the same money.

Features: Notes: Rating:
Drive System Rear Drive 6.7
Resistance Eddy Current 9
Feel/Motion 19" oval-shaped ellipse 4
Unit Weight 210 lbs. 8
Max User Weight 300 lbs. 7
Stability Decent 6.9
Quality High Quality 7
Display LED 7
Smoothness Smooth if maintained well 7
Noise Level Squeaks on ramp 7
Resistance Levels 16 6.8
Programs 8 6.8
Heart Rate Monitoring Grip Pulse and Wireless HRC 8
Warranty Frame-Lifetime, Parts and Wear Items-5 Years, Labor-1 Year 5
Overall Value Fair 6
Average Rating: 6.5


  • Precor is known for quality and great aesthetics.

  • Very compact design.

  • Incline ramp is an antiquated feature and difficult to maintain. Users must clean and lubricate weekly.

  • Upper body handles can be uncomfortable.

Manufacturer's web site: www.precor.com

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