FreeMotion Reflex T7.7 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The Reflex Deck is really a love or hate proposition. If you love it, it is great for cushioning... some just find it too bouncy.
A very solid treadmill with a commercial drive system and a deck that some describe as having the feel of a trampoline.
The FreeMotion Reflex T7.7 is a solid treadmill. At $4,499, it's a more affordable version than the T11.8. It still is made with very good quality, and it comes with the Reflex Deck. We suggest you try it before you buy it because you are either going to love or hate the feel of it.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 22" x 60", which is a solid 2" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on most of today's treadmills. Users with a wider stance that are used to the standard size walking belts may find this one to be more accommodating.
A nice motor powers this machine. Even at this high of a price, a treadmill with this kind of power producing capabilities is impressive. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
The cushioning system on this model is great. Reflex Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You're not going to find a single model we reviewed that has a more forgiving or durable running surface regardless of price. Be aware that some people absolutely hate the way this running surface feels, while others think it's great.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't bad. You can find a few models selling for a couple thousand dollars less that have a longer life expectancy, however. The quality of parts is also good, but it's nothing special considering the price.
The warranty on the FreeMotion Reflex T7.7 isn't bad. Parts, labor, and the drive motor are covered for 3 years, while the base frame is covered for life. FreeMotion does offer better warranties on some of their cheaper models.