Precor EFX 5.23 Elliptical
The upscale Precor EFX 5.23 is known for its smooth glide, whisper-quiet operation, and reliable engineering. This machine is only designed to train the lower body; it doesn’t include movable arm bars.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the Precor EFX 5.23
- High quality – This elliptical is constructed of heavy gauge, powder-coated steel. It also uses magnetic resistance and has a rear flywheel, two factors that further add to its durability.
- Long stride –The 18” stride lets most people of short to average height use a full range of motion.
- Adjustable incline – The Precor EFX 5.23 inclines from 15 to 25 degrees.
- High capacity – Precor does not publish user capacities, but the 5.23 weighs about 150 pounds and is stable enough for most users.
- Programs – This Precor cross trainer has 14 programs, which is a marked improvement over the program offerings of the two previous Precor ellipticals. It also has 16 levels of magnetic resistance.
- 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 5.23
- Size – Precor ellipticals have large footprints and aren’t suitable for small workout spaces.
- Stationary arm bars – The 5.23 doesn’t provide upper body training. Users can rest their hands on bars that surround the console.
Overall Rating for the Precor EFX 5.23 Elliptical
The EFX 5.23 elliptical is recommended for its ergonomics, its quiet operation, and its adjustable incline. Its stride and weight capacity make this machine well-sized for most exercisers. However, its stationary arm bars may be a drawback. Precor ellipticals with moving arm bars include the 5.19, 5.25, and 5.33. The 5.35 and 5.37 have convertible handlebars.