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BH T8 Sport Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

We usually feel like Naaman the leper when we go into a BH booth at one of these fitness shows. I guess the truth hurts.

BH T8 Sport Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$2999

Walking Area:

9

Power:

7.5

Cushioning:

7.5

Reliability:

6.5

Noise Level:

6.4

Quality:

6.5

Value:

4.4

Warranty:

8.8

Overall Rating: 6.64

A very solid treadmill with a price that will make you feel like a leper when you realize what you should have paid.

The BH T8 Sport is another solid treadmill from BH that comes with a price tag that belongs on a much better machine. If you can get a nice discount, there's no reason not to get this model, but buying it at $2,999 would be a big mistake. Take a look at other options in this price range, you're bound to find something much better.

The walking area is quite large. The belt measures in at 22" x 60", which is 2" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. Users with a wider stance may find this model to be more accommodating than most.

A nice motor comes on this machine, but you can save $1,500 and get a treadmill that has similar power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.

A decent cushioning system comes on this model. Active Flex Suspension is used along with an Ortho Cushion walking belt to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Orthopedic belts wear down a treadmills components, and you can find equally forgiving and durable running surfaces on models that sell well below $2,000.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't up to par. There are treadmills selling for just over $1,000 that have comparable life expectancies. The quality of parts used is also disappointing at this price.

The warranty on the BH T8 Sport is good. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 10 years, and the motor and frame is covered for life. Don't let the warranty fool you into thinking this treadmill is more durable than it is. BH can afford to replace a lot of broken parts because of the high prices they put on their machines.

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