Endurance T3i Folding Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A plain vanilla treadmill at a plain vanilla price... nothing to get too excited about. If you need a good treadmill look elsewhere.
These aren't the best built treadmills in the world and they leave you with a plain vanilla feel but sometimes you can enjoy vanilla as much as any other flavor. With the big price decrease since they are selling at Sam's, they get us a bit more interested but not interested enough to buy one.
The Endurance T3i Folding is not a great option. If you purchase this machine for $1,795, you are doing yourself a major disservice. Since they began selling it through Sam's, you should be able to get a nice discount. Still, we doubt they will sell it for low enough to make it a good choice.
The walking area is a bit small. The belt measures in at 18" x 50", which is 2" narrower and 10" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. Users that are used to the standard walking area may find this model to be a bit cramped.
A weak motor powers this machine. You can find treadmills that sell for $1,000 less than this one that have greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 10 mph are attainable, so average users will have no problem challenging themselves.
A good cushioning system comes on this model. A 6-point deck suspension is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Many of the treadmills in this price range have less forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is horrible. Some treadmills selling as low as $500 have similar life expectancies. The quality of parts used is also pretty bad in this price range.
The warranty on the Endurance T3i Folding is impressice. Labor is covered for 1 year and the frame, parts, electronics, and wear items are covered for life. This extensive coverage is meant to lead you believe this treadmill is more reliable than it really is.