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Elliptical Best Buy Awards of 2018

BEST BUYS UNDER $399

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Golds Gym Stride Trainer 550i

The Gold’s Gym Stride Trainer 550i is the best of the Gold’s Gym elliptical line up and finally the only one we consider a durable machine over the long term for the average consumer.

2ND

Golds Gym Stride Trainer 450i

While we still recommend that you spend at least $500 for an elliptical machine to insure durability this is a excellent choice for the budget minded consumer.

3RD

Xterra FS400

4TH

Weslo Momentum G3.4

BEST BUY $400 to $699

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Proform Smart Strider 495 CSE

The Smart Strider 495 CSE is a excellently designed rear drive elliptical that provides superior feel and ergonomics for a value price.

2ND

Proform Smart Strider 695 CSE

The Proform Smart Strider 695 CSE uses the traditional rear drive elliptical motion that provides a superior experience to front drive system.

3RD

NordicTrack C 7.5

4TH

Nautilus E616

BEST BUY $700 to $ 999

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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

The SpaceSaver SE7i is NordicTrack’s excellent rear drive elliptical design that gives you the ergonomics that design provides with solid mechanical reliability and excellent electronic features.

2ND

Nautilus E618

The E618 elliptical by Nautilus is an OK machine is a hyper-competitive price point.

3RD

Proform Smart Strider 895 CSE

4TH

Bowflex Max Trainer M3

BEST BUY $1000 to $1299

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Proform Pro 12.9

The Pro 12.9 uses a mechanically superior design that has be proven over the years to be durable.

2ND

NordicTrack C 12.9

The C12.9 is a mechanically and electronically upgraded version of NordicTrack’s solid front drive elliptical series.

3RD

Horizon Evolve 3

4TH

LifeSpan E2i

BEST BUY $1300 to $1499

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NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS5i

The FreeStride Trainer FS5i is NordicTrack’s entry level adaptive motion trainer

2ND

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9

While there’s nothing “commercial” about the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 it is an excellent elliptical with great features and solid mechanical reliability.

3RD

Bowlfex BXE116

4TH

Proform Pro 16.9

BEST BUY $1500 to $1999

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NordicTrack Freestride Trainer FS7i

The FreeStride Trainer FS7i is an upgraded version of the FS5i with better electronics and slightly better mechanical quality. .

2ND

Horizon Elite E9

The Elite E9 is a solid quality elliptical from Horizon but perhaps a little overpriced in comparison to what you can get from the Elite E7 also made by Horizon.

3RD

Sole E95

4TH

Bowflex BXE216

BEST BUY $2000 to $2499

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Matrix E50

The Matrix E50 is a upgraded version of the E30 model with a substantially better warranty.

2ND

Bowflex Max Trainer M7

The Max Trainer M7 from Bowflex is priced competitively with the FreeStrider Trainer from NordicTrack and gives you good quality and great features in comparison.

3RD

True M30

4TH

Matrix E30

BEST BUY $2500 to $2999

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Matrix A30

The Matrix A30 Accent trainer is Matrix’s version of the Precor AMT.

2ND

Nordictrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i

The FS9i by NordicTrack is their top of the line adaptive motion trainer.

3RD

True M50

4TH

Octane Q37

BEST BUY $3000 to $3999

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True Performance 300

The True Performance 300 is perhaps the best value of the True elliptical lineup.

2ND

Matrix A50

The Matrix A50 Accent trainer is their upgraded version of the A30.

3RD

Precor EFX 225

4TH

Precor EFX 245

BEST BUY $4000 and UP

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True ES700

True’s ES700 is the top of the line of the True elliptical lineup and when matched up against it’s competitors like LifeFitness, Precor and Octane it really provides a superior value..

2ND

Precor EFX 423

The EFX 423 is the first model in Precor’s Precision series ellipticals and they are well named.

3RD

Precor EFX 427

4TH

Precor EFX 443

Editor's Note: It is our policy of intentionally erring on the side of caution concerning reliability ratings so a key component in the rating still will be a heavy factor in the final score and these ratings were given with caution in mind. Once an treadmill wins a best buy in its price range, it is ineligible for a best buy rating in another category.

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