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NordicTrack E 5.7 Elliptical Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

The E 5.7 is a solid elliptical for a very reasonable price. The 3rd Runner Up Winner in the $699 category.

NordicTrack E 5.7 Elliptical Review







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Overall Rating: 4.45

Consumers are constantly asking us how much money they should spend to get a decent elliptical that will last. When we tell them spend at least $500 to $600, this is exactly the elliptical trainer we have in mind. Solid quality, with decent features and a great price.

The NordicTrack E 5.7 is a very average elliptical sold at a well below average price. This is one of the cheapest models that we actually feel comfortable recommending. If you have a tight budget, this is a machine that is definitely worth considering. It was the 3rd runner up for our Best Buy award in the $400-699 price range.

At this price, the ergonomics of this elliptical are quite impressive. It has a range of motion that is as natural as several models that cost well over $1,000. The adjustability isn't great, but considering the price, you can't expect to do much better. The stride length can be set between 18"-20", giving you the opportunity to modify it to fit your particular body type. Having good ergonomics and adjustability is very important. We worry that models that don't do well in this area could end up putting unnecessary stress on your joints.

The projected reliability is about average, which is the best you can hope for in such an inexpensive model. Its life expectancy is similar to many ellipticals that cost $1,000 or more. The quality of parts isn't very good, but for $599, you're getting the highest quality parts you can ask for. Keeping prices this low means using cheaper components.

This machine is a bit louder than the average elliptical. In this price range, slightly less quiet than average is nothing to be ashamed of. If quiet operation is important to you, you're going to have to go above this price range.

The warranty on the NordicTrack E 5.7 is pretty weak. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year and the frame is covered for life. You can find better warranties at this price point, but it's not really the norm. Most of the cheaper models have warranties that leave a lot to be desired.