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NordicTrack T5.5 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

Cheap components on this machine give you the same result you get when a mangy dog tangles with a chicken'a real mess!

NordicTrack T5.5 Treadmill Review



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Overall Rating: 4.91

The entry level of the NordicTrack line. These don't have the quality of the higher end machines but they sell a ton of them due to the price.

The NordicTrack T5.5 is a sub-par treadmill that sells for $699. If the brand name or price doesn't convince you to buy it, nothing else will. It's not feasible to have a good quality machine at this price, and this model isn't even at the top of its price range.

The walking area isn't bad at all considering how cheap this model is. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which is a good 5" shorter than the standard treadmill belt. It should still be long enough to fit the stride of most users. You can find models that sell for more than $2,000 that use similarly sized belts.

The motor is this machine is weak. There aren't many models that we reviewed that have lower power producing capabilities than this one does. You can theoretically reach speeds of up to 10 mph on this treadmill, but we wouldn't recommend it. The structure and drive system won't hold up well to anything more than walking.

The cushioning system is okay. DualShox cushioning is used to reduce the impact of running on your joints and back. You're not going to find a more forgiving running surface for less than $1,000.

The projected reliability is poor, which is to be expected in such an inexpensive treadmill. Its life expectancy is one of the shortest on the market. The quality of parts is also disappointing. This isn't surprising as we sell some replacement parts for about half the cost of this entire machine.

The warranty is pathetic on the NordicTrack T5.5. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 25 years, and the frame is covered for life. This is the kind of coverage we would expect on a treadmill like this. It's hard to stand behind a model that you don't expect to last.