Precor EFX 5.31 Elliptical
Precor EFX 5.31 ellipticals have reliable engineering and especially smooth, long glides of 21”-23”. They also have an adjustable incline and stationary arm bars.
Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the Precor EFX 5.31
- Sturdiness and durability – This elliptical weighs 210 pounds, about 60 pounds more than the Precor 5.23. It’s constructed of heavy-gauge powder-coated steel. (Some other ellipticals have plastic frames.) It also uses magnetic resistance and has a rear flywheel, two factors that further add to its durability.
- Long stride –The 21”-23” stride is excellent for tall users. However, it will be uncomfortable for shorter people to use.
- Adjustable incline – The Precor EFX 5.31 inclines from 15 to 30 degrees.
- Moderate number of programs – This Precor cross trainer has 10 programs and 20 resistance levels. Data can be saved for two user IDs.
- 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 5.31
- Size – Precor ellipticals have large footprints and aren’t suitable for small workout spaces. The 5.31 is 84” long and 31” wide.
- Stationary arms – This is a relatively expensive machine, so it would be nice if it also offered upper-body training. Precor ellipticals with moving arm bars include the 5.19, 5.25, and 5.33. The 5.35 and 5.37 have convertible handlebars.
Overall Rating for the Precor EFX 5.31 Elliptical
The EFX 5.31 elliptical is recommended for its ergonomics and durability. Its stride makes this machine great for tall people but impractical for petites. This machine’s programs and incline offer a great lower body workout, but its stationary arm bars are a drawback.