Lifespan TR5000i Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
One of the best $2000 treadmills you can buy! Lifespan has put the drive system from a commercial machine into a home unit so a marathon runner can pound this machine and not worry about longevity.
A full commercial drive system on a residential treadmill makes this one of the strongest treadmills in the $2000 price range.
The Lifespan TR5000i is a great treadmill at $1,999. You don't usually find this kind of quality is model that is priced this low. Serious runners can use this model for training purposes. It was the 2nd runner up for our Best Buy award in the $1,500-1,999 price range.
The walking area is right where you want it to be. The belt checks in a 20" x 60", which is the most common size you'll find on the market. This is enough width and length to suit the stance and stride of most treadmill users.
The motor in this machine is excellent for the market as a whole, and it's even more impressive for a treadmill that costs $1,999. You don't find this kind of power producing capabilities in a treadmill very often. An upgrade in this department will certainly cost you.
The cushioning system isn't exactly impressive at this price. 8 compression shocks are used to improve the feel of running. It's not ineffective at reducing impact on your joints and back, but several models below the cost of this treadmill offer comparable or better cushioning systems.
The projected reliability is where this model really makes a name for itself. You generally have to pay $3,000 or more to find a machine that has a similar life expectancy as this one. If you want a treadmill that lasts, and you can't pay significantly more than $2,000, this is the model for you. Using parts of this quality is practically unheard of for models that sell this low.
The warranty on the Lifespan TR5000i is also really good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 7 years, and the frame and motor are covered for life. This is demonstrative of the confidence Lifespan has in this treadmill.