Endurance T6i HRC Folding Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Spending $2850 on a foldup Endurance is like spending $40,000 on a Hyundai. It probably can be done, but it isn't very smart. Even with the big price decrease since distribution has moved to Sam's it is hard to argue in favor of an Endurance at this price. It is a decent machine for the money but we wonder if they have looked at what Nordictrack is putting out at this price point. If they had, they would be selling NordicTrack.
We know some will buy since it was selling at nearly $2600 at dealers last year but we use that term "selling" very loosely because it may have been priced at $2600 but you would have had to either be a heck of a salesman or lucked into finding someone with the intellect of Forrest Gump to buy it anywhere close to list.
The Endurance T6i HRC Folding is decent treadmill. At $2,845, it's not a great choice. There are much better options in this price range, particularly from NordicTrack. We doubt you'll be able to get this machine at a big enough discount to make it worth considering.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 53", which is a good 7" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that comes on many of today's treadmills. Users that are familiar with the standard walking area may find this treadmill to be a bit cramped.
A disappointing motor powers this machine. You can find plenty of treadmills selling for less than $1,000 that have greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 10 mph are attainable, so average users will have no problem challenging themselves.
An okay 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. You can find treadmills selling for $800 less than this one that have similarly forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is awful. You can pay $2,000 less for a treadmill that has a comparable life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also much too low for this high of a cost.
The warranty on the Endurance T6i HRC Folding is great. Labor is covered for 1 year and the frame, parts, electronics, and wear items are covered for life. The warranty may make you think this is a durable treadmill, but you'd be wrong.