BH T4 Sport Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
When you first get on this machine you are quite impressed and I personally thought, "I could see paying maybe $1299 for this machine." Then BH told me it has a $2000 MSRP and I almost swallowed my tongue. They should warn you with a big sign that they've lost their mind on MSRPs.
A very crowded price point just got incredibly crowded with the improvements this year from Sole and the price reductions by Precor last year.
The BH T4 Sport is a nice treadmill. It's not impressive enough to warrant the $1,999 price tag, however. BH has a tendency to make nice machines and sell them at a horrible value. Several manufacturers make much better options at comparable costs. Unless you can get a major discount, don't buy this model.
The walking area is a nice size. The belt measures in at 20" x 55". This is a solid 5" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. Still, it should provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A nice motor powers this machine. Many of the treadmills in this price range have less power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
An okay cushioning system comes on this model. Active Flex Suspension is used alongside an Ortho Cushion walking belt to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. If you are willing to spend a couple hundred dollars more, you can get treadmills that have much more forgiving and durable running surfaces. It should be noted that the orthopedic belt will contribute to the wear and tear of the components.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is terrible. There are a few sub-$1,000 treadmills that have longer life expectancies than this one has. The quality of parts used is also disappointing in this price range.
The warranty on the BH T4 Sport is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 10 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. While the warranty is impressive, don't let it fool you into thinking that this treadmill is more durable than it actually is.