Precor manufactures a wide range of high-end ellipticals. The EFX 5.25 is a relatively simple model. Besides the 5.19, it’s the earliest model in the EFX series to have movable arms. A highlight is its 25° CrossRamp incline.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the Precor EFX 5.25
- High quality – This elliptical is constructed of heavy gauge, powder-coated steel. It also uses magnetic resistance and has a rear flywheel for mechanical durability.
- Adjustable incline – The Precor EFX 5.25 inclines from 15 to 25 degrees.
- Adjustable stride – The stride length varies automatically with the incline.
- Smaller size – Most Precor cross trainers are large machines, but the 5.25 is reasonably sized for home workouts.
- High capacity – Precor does not publish user capacities, but the 5.25 weighs 176 pounds and is stable enough for most users.
- Excellent warranty – Precor elliptical purchases are protected with a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 10-year parts warranty, and a year of labor.
Elliptical Misses: Drawbacks of the Precor 5.25
- Programs – This Precor cross trainer has just 8 programs. Later models in this series have up to 14 programs.
Overall Rating for the Precor EFX 5.25 Elliptical
Like other elliptical trainers in its series, the Precor EFX 5.25 is known for its smooth glide, whisper-quiet operation,
and reliable engineering. This elliptical is also a cross trainer with movable arms. The next step up with moving handlebars is the 5.33.
This is a very well-built machine, but it loses a star for its combination of a high price and lack of extras. The more advanced Precor ellipticals have iPod ports, iFit technology, and other upgrades.
If a Precor won’t fit your budget, check out other respectable but lower-priced brands such as Smooth as Sole.