Gold's Gym Crosswalk 570 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Save your money and don't get a treadmill with Crosswalk arms. They are essentially useless.
A headache prone treadmill best left in the showroom...
Motor is too weak for running
A small frame 2.25 HP motor doesn't make a treadmill and we don't' recommend this extremely low powered version for anything more than brisk walking. Speeds up to 10 mph are attainable, only at the risk of wearing out cheaper parts and inviting early service calls.
Good walking surface
One of the few positive points in this machine. The 20" x 55" walking belt is the right size for the majority of users but really taller candidates may find they miss the 5" longer tread found in standard sized models where you could increase your stride without knocking the console. This is better value for your money as you could easily find such treadbelts even in higher priced models. The problem is they put a poor quality motor with it that just invites service disaster.
Cushioning is not up to standards
Not the best protection for exercising back, hips and joints. Gold's Gym normally do not pack much power into their cushioning at the low end and you won't get anything more than what you are paying for.
Warranty is very poor
The warranty on the Gold's Gym Crosswalk 570 is 1 year for parts and labor, 25 years for the motor and lifetime for the frame, and you can blame this on cheaper parts that won't stand the wear and tear of the daily grind. The manufacturer doesn't show confidence in the longevity of this machine we can't blame them considering the low price point.
Servicing is headache prone
While Icon is normally miles ahead of the competition in product design, the same can't be said about their customer service. Servicing and follow through are major headaches that all users must be prepared for if they work up the courage to buy this product.
The final diagnosis
A cross walker at $600 from Gold's Gym is an avoidable expense as you won't get anything as far as quality and durability is concerned. It is very low in power and performance, and for shelling out $200 extra you will get much better models that promise longevity and a better warranty.You are better off going to one of the warehouse clubs and getting one of their low-end treadmills than spending $600 on a Crosswalk unit.