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Epic A35T Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

Great features with decline and a big motor make for a good deal. Adjustable console angle is a nice touch.

Epic A35T Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$1699

Walking Area:

8.5

Power:

7.5

Cushioning:

7.5

Reliability:

6.8

Noise Level:

6.5

Quality:

6.8

Value:

5.2

Warranty:

8.5

Overall Rating: 7.03

Nice features but you can get similarly built Icon units under their other brand names for less than $1700.

The Epic A35T offers a lot that makes it worth considering. The adjustable console is something we've had people tell us they love. You also get the decline option, which isn't found on most treadmills. Still, at $1,699, it is a bit overpriced. You can find some other very similar models that cost less and are also produced by Icon.

The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 60", which is the standard size for walking belts on today's treadmills. This should provide plenty of room for larger users to run comfortably without altering their stride.

A great motor powers this machine. To find a treadmill that has significantly greater power producing capabilities, you'll have to spend at least $2,000. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.

An impressive cushioning system comes on this treadmill. EnergyReturn Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. It's rare to find an appreciably more forgiving and durable running surface on a model that costs less than $3,000.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is good. The life expectancy of this treadmill is right where it should be considering the $1,699 price tag. If you are willing to pay an extra $300, you'll start seeing a big jump in the durability of the treadmills. The quality of parts used is also appropriate when you consider the cost of this model.

The warranty on the Epic A35T is good. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 5 years, and the frame and motor are covered for life. This kind of coverage shows that Epic has a lot of faith in this treadmill.

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