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Reebok Crosswalk RT 5.1 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

Not a bad machine but when you are buying an $800 treadmill keep in mind that some serious corners have been cut.

Reebok Crosswalk RT 5.1 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$799

Walking Area:

7.1

Power:

3.5

Cushioning:

6.5

Reliability:

4.4

Noise Level:

5.8

Quality:

4.4

Value:

4.5

Warranty:

3.5

Overall Rating: 4.84

Higher quality has been edging into the $800 price point for Icon, but there are still some serious compromises.

The Reebok Crosswalk RT 5.1 is a decent choice at $799. It is still a relatively inexpensive model, so it's not going to be without its shortcoming, but it competes well within its price range. It does, however, have a pretty unappealing motor. Even at this low of a price, it's a bit concerning.

The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which is a good 5" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on most of today's treadmills. This should still provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.

A disappointing motor power this machine. Even at this affordable price point, you should be getting much greater power producing capabilities. You can reach 10 mph with this treadmill, but we don't recommend it. The structure and drive system won't hold up well to anything other than light walking.

A nice cushioning system comes on this model. DMXZone Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. Very few models in this price range can offer a more forgiving or durable running surface.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is pretty good. Comparably priced treadmills generally have a shorter life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts is also nice for how little you have to pay.

The warranty on the Reebok Crosswalk RT 5.1 isn't very good. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 25 years, and the frame is covered for life. This is bad coverage, even for a treadmill that sells for $799. When your warranty is getting beaten out at this price, you've got a reason to be worried.

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