Precor Efx 5.23
It has the patented CrossRamp® Technology that maintains a real elliptical movement as the incline is raised.
Precor EFX 5.23 is in the $2000 to $2500 range but is loaded with high end features that it has proven itself to be worth every cent.
It has a great warranty plan ensuring peace of mind for the user and finally, the unbelievably silent and smooth motion allows the user to push the machine as hard as they can without causing a ruckus.
As one can expect, the Precor EFX 5.23 is a very comfortable machine to work with.
Its simple design makes sure that the user has freedom of motion while making sure that they still get the kind of workout that they deserve.
With a 7×15 inch foot pad, there is little worry of slipping out of it while the natural movement of the handle bars completes the whole experience for the user.
The Precor EFX 5.23 has the CrossRamp® Technology, which is a benchmark of all high end Precor elliptical trainers.
The CrossRamp® Technology ensures the natural elliptical motion regardless of incline settings.
Other elliptical trainers have designs that alter the elliptical stride causing an acceleration-deceleration phase in the motion that in-turn causes stress on the joints.
This is definitely not going to happen with the EFX 5.23!
Other comfort features like a reading rack and bottle holder completes the list for the Precor EFX 5.23.
Construction Quality (5/5)
The EFX 5.23 is solidly built and provides a great platform for the users.
There is not much to say about its construction since it has proven itself that is why a lot of fitness centers have used this exact same model.
The lifetime warranty on the frame shows just how much the company has given importance to how sturdy it is.
Precor basically says that “we know it will last, you just have to see it for yourself”, now that is a good sign that the machine is solidly built.
Technology Features (4.5/5)
The EFX 5.23 has an 18 to 20 inch stride length that is quite an advantage for any user since it can suit your personal preference.
It has eight preset workouts programs (Cross Trainer, Fat Burner, Gluteals, Heart Rate, Hill Climb, Interval, Manual, Weight Loss) that makes sure that any user will not get bored with it.
It also has 16 resistance levels makes for an interesting workout while the Smart Rate technology helps you stay in your peak, cardio or calories burned, etc. the yellow backlit LCD monitor also show reading like workout time, strides per minute, calories burned, distance travelled, resistance level and program profile.
It also has a built-in warm-up and cool-down periods making sure that the workouts are done properly.
Workout Effectiveness (5/5)
The Precor EFX 5.23 is ergonomically designed to allow the user perform their workout programs while making sure that they maintain proper posture and a comfortable position to minimize muscle strain.
The patented CrossRamp® Technology enables the user to maximize their goals without sacrificing comfort and movement efficiency.
The platform that the Precor EFX 5.23 give the peace of mind to the user allowing them to push harder producing better result and the fact that it allows for a reverse pedal movement enables for targeting other muscle groups.
The incline and resistance levels completes the bill for variation that is very important in making sure that the user stays engaged in their workout session and not get bored.
Size and Storage (4/5)
The Precor EFX 5.23’s assembled dimensions are 76 (L)x 29 (W) x 62 (H) and weighs about 183 lbs.
It is not a small machine and does not have transport wheels. This might be an issue for some but people who choose to purchase the Precor EFX 5.23 generally are aware of these and will have set up an area in their house for it to be placed.
It also comes with a locking pin that even if it is placed in an area that smaller children tends to play, it will not cause accidents.
A brand new Precor EFX 5.23 goes for around $2300 and used ones for around $2000. It is a hefty price tag but considering what you will be getting, it’s quite worth it.
The Precor EFX 5.23 is not one of those elliptical machines that looks, feels, and does break down after a few years. It’s in it for the long haul.
That is why even the pre-owned ones still are not that cheap. It is jam-packed with useful features that will make your workout worthwhile and you can be sure that you’ll be using it for years.
The Precor EFX 5.23, as with all Precor machines, has a lifetime warranty on frame and welds, five years in parts and wear-items and one year in labor.
That is a great warranty plan however you want to cut it. It provides peace of mind to any user and that is also a statement for Precor machine saying they will last a lot longer than any elliptical machines out there.
Now, that is something that any user will want to have. It has a shipping weight or a few pounds shy of 200 and only takes a few days.