BH TS5 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
BH must have used a monkey with a dartboard to pick their pricing. It has no relation to what we hear these are selling for in the market.
If you want to spend $2500 on a treadmill True and Lifefitness make much more sense.
The TS5 is a decent treadmill, but you're being ripped off if you pay $2,499. If you can get it at a discounted price, which shouldn't be too hard, it's not a bad deal. Otherwise, stick with True or Lifefitness in this price range. They make much higher quality machines.
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 decent motor powers this machine. There are a few models selling for just over $1,000 that have greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
An unimpressive 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. The orthopedic belt will wear down the components, and you can find significantly more forgiving and durable running surfaces on treadmills that cost $500 less than this one does.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is pathetic. Some of the sub-$1,000 treadmills we reviewed have a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also much lower than it should be considering the $2,499 price tag.
The warranty on the BH TS5 is good. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 10 years, and the frame is covered for life. You may think that BH wouldn't be willing to offer this kind of coverage if they didn't think the treadmill would last, but you'd be wrong. They can afford to replace a ton of parts thanks to their high prices.