BH TS4 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
For $2000 it isn't a good choice. At a discount, it is a well-built machine that should last.
At $2000 it is a take-it-or-leave-it proposition. At $2000 it is as interesting in Tapioca pudding and I haven't had to eat that since I was a kid.
The BH TS4 is a solid treadmill. The $1,999 price tag is higher than it deserves, however. If you can get this machine discounted, there's no reason not to buy it, but purchasing it for full price is a waste of money.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 22" x 57", which is 2" wider and 3" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. The extra width may feel more accommodating to users with a wider stance, and the length should provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A nice motor powers this machine, but you can find a couple of treadmills that sell for $999 and have similar power producing capabilities if you know where to look. Speeds of up to 11 mph are attainable, so most users will 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. Most of the treadmills in this price range have significantly more forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is pathetic. There are a few treadmills that sell for less than $1,000 that have a longer life expectancy than this one has. The quality of parts used is also much lower than you deserve when you're paying $2,000.
The warranty on the BH TS4 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 5 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. The warranty is price appropriate, but this treadmill doesn't have the durability to match. BH has no problem paying for replacement parts as long as they can keep charging their ridiculously high prices.