AFG 18.1 AXT Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The 18.1 AXT is very similar to Vision's Suspension trainer... for a lot less money.
If you like the feel of the suspension trainers, then the 18.1 is your best value bet combining good quality and a good price.
The AFG 18.1 AXT is an excellent choice at $1,799. It has the feel you expect from a suspension trainer without the high price. It's also a good quality elliptical, which makes it a nice value all around.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is disappointing. You can find ellipticals selling for less than $1,000 that have offer a much more natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability leaves even more to be desired. The stride length can at least be set between 19"-21", so you have some options to fit this machine to your body type. You can also set the resistance levels between 1-20, which will allow you to match this model to your personal fitness level.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this elliptical does quite well. Aside from a few exceptions, you'll usually have to pay more than $3,000 to find a model that has a longer life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts is also very impressive. It's nice to see this kind of quality at $1,799.
The noise levels of this machine are low. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise regardless of price, but this is one of the few models that is quieter than average. If low noise levels are important to you, you won't find a quieter machine without paying more than $3,000 for it. Even at that high of a price, most of the models are noisier than this one.
The warranty on the AFG 18.1 AXT is okay. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. This isn't a bad warranty, but it's not wrong to expected more coverage on an elliptical that sells at this price.