Assault Runner Elite Treadmill Review

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How long will the Assault Runner Elite last?

The Assault Runner Elite holds a whopping 400 lbs. of workout weight due to the solid built steel frame and the TPU Grip Material coverage of the heavy-duty tubing encompassing the uprights. This machine is built to last through many a heavy workout. There is a comprehensive 10-year warranty on the frame, 3 years on non-wear parts, and 1 year for labor on this massive manual workout machine. The belt itself carries a lifetime warranty. Corrosion-resistant hardware and a rust resistant primer also add to the longevity we expect to see from this manufacturer.

Brief Overview

The Assault Runner Elite is our 4th place Best Buy Winner in the $3,000 to $5,999 price range. It is a commercial grade machine built to endure heavy workouts by users of all skill levels. It has low maintenance requirements and despite its weight of 289 lbs., can be easily transported by lifting the handle and moving in the direction needed. The Assault Runner Elite is a manual treadmill requiring human movement to power its modernized curved running platform yet is fully in this century with Bluetooth capabilities. Concerned citizens wanting to lower their carbon footprint will enjoy not having to plug in their fitness machine to walk or run their way to optimal fitness health.

Overall Quality

The Assault Runner Elite has an updated UV resistant screen with a few onboard training programs to keep up with a variable amount of data pertinent for fitness tracking purposes. This high contrast screen is easy to read and incorporates Bluetooth and ANT+ technology while keeping up to date information on calories burned, speed, watts, distance, pace, heartrate, and time. The rigid console is located between 2 water bottle holders (an upgrade from the Pro) and is compatible with both the Zwift and Assault Fitness App.
Incorporating 12 rollers and 100 precision ball bearings, the Assault Runner Elite streamlines users’ movement as they manually work towards better overall fitness and increased cardio capacity. The curved surface is covered by a perfectly platted belt that carries a lifetime warranty – great news for those with heavier workout loads! The Elite works only as hard as the individual and actually burns more calories than its motorized counterparts. Common folk and athletes alike will control their own speed while enjoying a low impact workout on a machine designed to improve the overall running form of all who partake no matter their specific skill level.

Things we like

  • 100 precision ball bearings
  • No carbon footprint
  • Solid steel frame
  • Max user weight
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Lifetime belt warranty

Things we dislike

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    No incline capabilities


Solid Steel Frame and Handrails -
Corrosion-Resistant Hardware -
Round Tubular Upright Structure covered in TPU Grip Material -
Max User Weight 400 lbs.
DriveTrain System 100 Precision Ball Bearings with 12 Roller Guides
Lifetime warranty on belt -
Color Black with Elite Grey Accents


The Assault Runner Elite is our 4th place Best Buy Winner in the $3,000 to $5,999 price range. We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Assault Runner Elite is a great option for all skill levels as each individual controls not only their speed – but the intensity of their own workout, making it as easy or as difficult as needed. The manufacturer plans for those who do not budget by offering both full payment and partial payment options which is extremely handy. The Elite certainly has quite a few upgrades from the Pro but it is up to the individual to ascertain if the upgrades warrant the $1000 difference in price. We do believe the Elite will last for many years with proper maintenance and it does offer a multitude of users a way to obtain a higher fitness level by just taking a small step in the right direction.