AFG 2.0 AE Dual Action Elliptical
AFG, or Advanced Fitness Group, has four elliptical machines in its lineup: the 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, and 14.0. The entry-level AFG elliptical 2.0 gets positive consumer reviews for its smooth ride and overall value.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get
The 2.0 scores well on the following basics:
- Long stride – The 20” stride lets exercisers use their full range of motion.
- Lower pedal height – Compared with other elliptical trainers, the AFG 2.0 lets users exercise closer to the ground.
- Pivoting footpads – Unlike rigid pedals, pivoting footpads on AFG machines let exercisers use a natural range of motion.
- Upper body exercise – The machine’s handlebars give users the option of exercising their arms and legs simultaneously.
- Strong warranty – The AFG elliptical 2.0 is sold with lifetime warranties on the frames and brakes, three years on other parts, and one year of labor.
Elliptical Errors: What’s Missing
- Less customizable — This budget model saves on the flywheel, and consequently it doesn’t offer as many resistance levels as AFG’s 3.0, 4.0, and 14.0 elliptical models.
- Few bells and whistles — Unlike NordicTrack, Icon, and some other elliptical brands, AFG doesn’t offer fancy extras such as an iPod dock, sound system, and iFit Live.
Overall Rating for the AFG Elliptical 2.0
The 2.0 seems to be a good budget buy. AFG’s track record has yet to be determined, but the 2.0 provides a smooth workout with a healthy range of motion. Heavier individuals might want to upgrade to an AFG 3.0 or greater for more resistance. Some buyers would more likely stick to an exercise routine if they used a more interactive, entertainment-based elliptical by NordicTrack or Icon.