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BH TS1 Treadmill Review

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With Icon, Johnson, and Lifespan stepping up to the plate, this one has a hard time stacking up.

BH TS1 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$1399

Walking Area:

7.1

Power:

5.5

Cushioning:

6

Reliability:

4.8

Noise Level:

6

Quality:

4.8

Value:

4.8

Warranty:

8

Overall Rating: 5.55

Get a big discount if you want to buy this one or get a C.A.T. scan to make sure you don't have something going wrong with your brain.

The BH TS1 is not a great option. At $1,399, you can find much better treadmills. Sadly enough, this overpriced machine is one of BH's better values. If you can't get a good discount, look elsewhere because the only decent part of this treadmill is the warranty. Several manufacturers are making quality models for a comparable cost.

The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which is a solid 5" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. This should still provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.

A weak motor powers this machine. There are treadmills selling as low as $499 that have similar power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 10 mph are attainable, but we wouldn't recommend using this treadmill for anything other than walking. The structure and drive system won't hold up well to running.

An unimpressive cushioning system comes on this model. Active Flex Suspension is used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. You can spend $699 on a treadmill that has a more forgiving and durable running surface.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is disappointing. We've seen treadmills selling as low as $699 that have comparable life expectancies. The quality of parts is also well below the market standard for this price range.

The warranty on the BH TS1 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 5 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. Don't let this impressive warranty convince you that this treadmill is more durable than it is. It's easy for BH to afford replacement parts when they charge such ridiculous prices for their products.

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