Precor EFX 5.25 Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The EFX 5.25 is less of a value in comparison to the EFX 5.23 or the EFX 5.21, but it still qualifies as our 2nd Runner Up winner in the $2999 category.
The Precor EFX 5.25 is good elliptical for the price. That being said, it doesn't stack up well against the other models in the EFX series. You'd be better off spending a little more for the 5.31 or saving some money by sticking with the 5.23 or ever the 5.21. Still, it was the 2nd runner up for our Best Buy award in the $2,500-2,999 price range.
The ergonomics of this machine are really good, which they should be for $2,999. There aren't a lot of models that have a more natural range of motion than this one. You can, however, find a few cheaper models that are comparable in this area. The adjustability is average. At this price, we think they could have done a little better than average.
The projected reliability is really good at this price when compared to the market as whole, but it's not nearly as impressive when compared to the other models in the EFX series. Its life expectancy is significantly lower than the 5.31. The 5.31 is one of the most durable ellipticals you can find, and it's worth the extra $1,000. On the other hand, the 5.23 costs $1,000 less than the 5.25, and it has a comparable life expectancy, as does the 5.21, which sells for $1,599. The quality of parts is the exact same story. Compared to the market, you're getting a great value. Compared to rest of the EFX series, you're missing out.
The noise level is a little better than average, which isn't easy to find. This is a staple of the Precor models. If quiet operation is important to you, Precor is a good brand to look at.
The warranty is pretty good on the Precor EFX 5.25. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts and wear items are covered for 5 years, and the frame and welds are covered for life. It's nothing special at this price, and the cheaper EFX models will offer similar coverage.