Octane MTX Max Trainer Elliptical Review

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How long will the Octane MTX Max Trainer last?

Commercially graded, the Octane MTX Max Trainer has a hearty 220 lb. assembled weight and holds a whopping 400 lbs. maximum capacity. It is designed for numerous daily users and will last for several years with proper care and maintenance. The MTX comes with a generous lifetime warranty on the frame and a standard 3 years on parts and 1 year on labor. Simply wiping down after use will increase the life of this machine and it honestly needs a vinyl mat to rest on at all times.

Brief Overview

The Octane MTX Max Trainer is our 2022 2nd place Best Buy Winner for the $3,000 - $3,999 price range. It is self-powered and has a compact footprint that will readily fit into any commercial or residential setting. The MTX is a high intensity, total body trainer that will literally rock your world with concentrated training sessions and the ability to compete with yourself to see who will win. Both magnetic and wind resistance offer an individualized workout tailored to users of all levels.

Overall Quality

The Octane MTX Max Trainer is designed for consumers who want to hit exercise sessions hard and fast. It comes with a simple console that is easy to read and offers quick touch buttons to the 6 built in programs. There is also an up to the minute calorie counter for keeping motivation levels high. The MTX is well constructed with stationary handles that hold users stable during interval training or the moving handlebars that promote true upper body workouts. It is a beast of a machine that lets users expend their own power to increase intensity through the 10 heavy loads of resistance. Fitness fans of all levels who want to train hard will get the best use of the MTX as it is designed for intense interval workouts over short periods of time.

Things we like

  • lifetime frame warranty
  • dual resistance
  • interval training
  • small footprint

Things we dislike

  • X
    limited number of programs


High-Velocity Fan Yes
Resistance Type Fan & Magnetic Brake
Covered Track And Rollers Yes
Stride Height 9" (23 cm)
Stride Length 14" (36 cm)
Low Step-Up Height Yes
Pedal Spacing 1.8" (4.6 cm)
Moving Handlebars Dual Grip
Stationary Handlebars Yes
Mobile Device Placement Options 2
Water Bottle Holder Yes
Compact Design Yes
Transport Wheels Yes
Cross Circuit Compatible Yes
Display Type Transparent LCD
Calorie Burn Meter Digital
Resistance Levels 10
Wireless Heart Rate Compatible Polar, Ant+
Bluetooth Compatible Yes
Self-Powered* Yes
Ac Plug-In Optional
Number Of Programs 6
Preset Quick Start, Max 14 Interval, Interval, Manual
Advanced Cross Circuit, Max Circuit
Max User Weight 400 lbs (181 kg)
Footprint 30"W x 47"L (76 x 119 cm)
Footprint – Live Area 30"W x 51"L (76 x 130 cm)
Footprint – Cross Circuit 37"W x 57"L (94 x 145 cm)
Weight 220 lbs (98 kg)
Weight – Cross Circuit 2260 lbs (118 kg)


Frame Lifetime
Parts 3 Years
Labor 1 year


The Octane MTX Max Trainer is our 2022 2nd place Best Buy Winner for the $3,000 - $3,999 price range and our 2021 3rd place Best Buy Winner for the $3,000 - $3,999 price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Octane MTX Max Trainer is designed for the consumer looking to lessen their daily carbon footprint and still own a massive workout machine that is engineered for both commercial and residential settings. It has an amazing ability to pit each user against themselves for concentrated training and is manufactured with a compact frame that moves easily to optimize space saving abilities for those with smaller workout areas. The MTX is a true investment for those looking to maximize their workout on a worthy elliptical machine.