Proform 18.0 RE Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The Proform 18.0 RE is a good value with the price decrease.
Based on Proform's use of Precor's design patent, a solid value at $899. While it has it drawbacks, especially if you are a very overweight person. The 18.0 RE is a very solid choice if you have a $1K budget.
The Proform 18.0 RE isn't a bad decision at $899. Just keep in mind, this is a low price and that means some sacrifices had to be made to lower the cost of production. Overall, it's a fairly average elliptical that sells at a really good price. This is one of the better sub-$1,000 options you can find.
Ergonomicall speaking, this model is at the top of its price range. You can find ellipticals that cost over $3,000 that offer a similarly natural range of motion. You're also not going to find a more adjustable model without paying more for it. The stride length can be set anywhere from 20"-23", so you get a few options to make it work with your particular body type.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, you can't expect better at this low of a cost. Ellipticals that cost an extra $1,000 or more often have a life expectancy that is similar to that of this model. The quality of parts is also impressive for this price range. To find better you'll usually have to pay at least an extra couple of hundred dollars.
The noise level is about average. This is pretty common for all ellipticals regardless of price. If you want better, you'll have to do your research, and it will be difficult to find a model that makes less noise during operation than this one does that has a similar cost.
The warranty on the Proform 18.0 RE is pretty good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. This kind of coverage is refreshing to see on such a cheap machine. Proform really must feel they have created an elliptical that is worth standing behind to add a warranty like this one.