TOLL FREE 8am - 5pm Mon - Fri CST

800-750-4766

Items in cart 0 Total amount $0.00

Bowflex Max Trainer M5 Elliptical Review - $1,599.00

  • Expert Review
  • Specs
  • About This Factory
  • Where To Buy

EXPERT REVIEW

The Max Trainer M5 from Bowflex is a good combination of engineering and quality. The only real negative is the warranty for a machine in the price range and really hurts it when you compare it to other products in the price range from almost every other manufacturer.

Number of Programs 1
Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive N/A
Adjustable Stride Length N/A
Flywheel Weight N/A
Weight Capacity 300Ibs
Step Up Height N/A
Unit Dimensions 46.1" x 25" x 62.9"
Resistance Levels 16
Heart Rate Sensors Integrated contact grips + chest strap
Weight of Unit 143Ibs
Warranty 2-Years Warranty

General Information

The Bowflex TreadClimber is a complex design and if you want this type of high-intensity workout, you are better off- in terms of a less complex machine- with the NordicTrack incline trainers. With that, you also get NordicTrack's infamous customer service so if you want good customer service- better stick with Bowflex. Plus Nautilus has worked on the quality of the TreadClimber over the past few years and we have heard few complaints of late about quality so although we are still being cautious, they look like they have tackled the issues that the complex design creates.

Quality / Philosophy

Their design philosophy seems to be: make a beautiful package with that priority over quality. That has caused noise problems with their regular treadmills due to the plastic parts. On the TreadClimber, one point of wear we expect to see a problem with is the hydraulic shocks. It also has a very complex mechanical design with two walking belts, which doesn't bode well for long-term reliability.

Outlook

Bowflex is one of the brands of Nautilus. Nautilus on paper is continuing to improve but they are still losing money. Not sure if investors are going to want to see their equity continue to erode but that's up to the investors. For this reason, we have a murky outlook on product support on products sold by this company.

BUY HERE

or

Customer Reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers Write a review