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New AFG Elliptical Reviews

AFG 3.3AE

The 3.3 AE is the little brother of the 5.3 AE without the outrageous price.

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AFG 5.3AE

The 5.3 AE is the elliptical to buy if you are set on purchasing an AFG elliptical! The price po...

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AFG 7.3AE

The AFG 7.3 AE is a great idea if the innards matched the hefty price

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AFG Sport 3.5AE

The AFG Sport is great for a novice weighing in at less than 200 lbs

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AFG Sport 5.7AE

Why bother with the Sport 5.7AE!? It is a beautiful yet under built model with a hefty price tag....

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AFG Sport 5.5 AE

The $400 to $699-dollar price range introduces the first few ellipticals that are quality basic t...

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Older AFG Reviews

Reviewed in 2014

AFG 18.1 AXT

The AFG 18.1 AXT is a unique design with a surprising feel. Good quality and features just add t...

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AFG 2.0 AE

A barely adequate elliptical if you are paying $999. We would wait for a sale. The 2.0 AE shoul...

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AFG 3.0 AE

The AFG 3.0 AE is scraping the bottom of the AFG barrel in our opinion. We would suggest that yo...

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AFG 3.1 AE

The AFG 3.1 AE is a solid, if unspectacular elliptical for the money.

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AFG 4.0 AE

The AFG 4.0 AE is a fundamentally solid machine with a good value.

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AFG 4.1 AE

The AFG 4.1AE is the best of the standard AFG elliptical designs and a good value for the money. ...

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Reviewed in 2013

AFG 18.0 AXT

The 18.0 AXT is our 2nd Runner Up winner in the $2499 category.

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Reviewed in 2012

AFG 18.1 AXTs

Good quality, with a reasonable price makes this a good choice from AFG. The only problem with t...

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AFG 3.1 AEs

Our 3rd runner up in the $999 category, the 3.1AE is a lesser known cousin of the LiveStrong elli...

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AFG 4.1 AEs

Our 2nd runner up in the $1299 category, the AFG 4.1AE is based on its cousin brand - LiveStrong....

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Who Manufacturers AFG Ellipticals?

General Information:Johnson really made a push with the AFG line just as the specialty fitness dealer market was collapsing. They have tried to make some moves with Sears and online but this looks like it will never be a major brand. The quality is there because it is engineered and built by the same people who make the Vision line but it is a relatively unknown fitness brand. For that reason, you can usually get a good deal on these.

Manufacturing Philosophy:We visited the headquarters and major factory outside of Shanghai and found that Johnson is the most integrated manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world. This can be both good and bad. The good is that you are in control of almost all aspects of production. The bad is that you are in control of almost all aspects of production- if you mess up there is no one else to blame. They are focused on doing things the right way so it appears that this is a case where it is good overall. We were impressed with their quality procedures and design and testing processes and the reviews will reflect these facts.

Company Outlook : Johnson has established themselves as one of the largest and most stable companies in this business and they certainly have their act together so we have confidence in their ongoing product support of all the lines that they produce.