BH T5 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
At $2300, True or Lifefitness would get my attention.
If you can get a $1000 discount, the T5 makes sense. Otherwise, look at other brands.
The BH T5 isn't a bad treadmill. Like many of BH's models, however, it is very overpriced. At $2,299, we'd suggest looking at other options, Lifefitness or True in particular, because the quality of this machine is well below what the price should dictate. If you can get a major discount, meaning $1,000 or more, then it would certainly be worth considering.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 57", which is a solid 3" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. This should still provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A good motor powers this machine, but you can find cheaper treadmills with greater power producing capabilities if you know where to look. 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 to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You can find less expensive treadmills with significantly more forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is pathetic. You can find plenty of treadmills selling for less than $1,000 that have longer life expectancies than this one has. The quality of parts used is also extremely disappointing in this price range.
The warranty on the BH T5 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 10 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. The warranty is the most price appropriate aspect of this treadmill. Don't let it trick you into believing that it is worth the $2,299 price tag it is associated with.