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The EFX 221 is the perfect elliptical for those people that want quality above all else while still wanting to keep some semblance of a budget. I know $2000 is a lot of money but Precor packs a lot of design and component quality into this machine making it incredibly durable for the price placing it into our top 10 list of ellipticals this year.
|Number of Programs||10|
|Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive||Rear|
|Adjustable Stride Length||N/A|
|Step Up Height||N/A|
|Unit Dimensions||75 L x 29 W x 65 H|
|Heart Rate Sensors||N/A|
|Weight of Unit||193 lbs|
|Warranty||5 Yr Parts 3 Yr Console 1 Yr Labor|
Precor was acquired from Illinois Tool Works by Amer Group PLC in the fall of 2002.Â Amer Group also owns other well known brands like Wilson Sporting Goods.Â Precor has manufactured high quality equipment since the early 1980's. Although Precor has lost some of their dealer base over the last few years, they have really stepped up in the commercial game and that is where they are really strong. Precor has focused their distribution through specialty retailers.
Quality / Philosophy
Their design philosophy is to make a high quality product and then put a fair price on it. Nothing wrong with making money and Precor is definitely one of the companies in this business that knows how to do it.Â Consumers should consider a commercial Precor if you are looking in the higher price ranges. A redesign of the home line last year has produced some interesting results.
Precor has literally made a boatload of money from their elliptical products and deservedly so. We would expect them to remain one of the leading companies in terms of strength in the fitness business. Finally they have given up their premium pricing on the entry level machines.