BH T1 Basic Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A really poor choice for $1500. If you think this is a great deal, skydiving from 120,000 feet probably sounds like a smart choice to you.
If you can find one for $999 it would be a solid machine for that price. At $1500 look at what Sole is offering.
The BH T1 Basic is an horrible choice for $1,499. If you have the desire to purchase this model at this price, just buy a $999 treadmill, and throw $500 in the trash. The other options in this price range, particularly from Sole, make a lot more sense. Unless you can get a major discount, there is no reason to buy this machine.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 18" x 53", which is 2" narrower and 7" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. If you are used to the more accommodating walking area, this one may feel a bit cramped.
A weak motor powers this machine. You could pay as little as $499 for a treadmill that has similar power producing capabilities as this one. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A disappointing cushioning system comes on this model. Active Flex Suspension is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Several models selling for less than $1,000 have more forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is horrible. You can pay $900 less for a treadmill than you'd pay for this one and still get a model with a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also pathetic at this high of a price.
The warranty on the BH T1 Basic is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 5 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. It's not usually a good sign when the most compelling part of a treadmill is the warranty.