NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Good components in key areas with cheaper parts where you can afford to get away with it. It is near the top of the class in the $1000 range.
Good key components but some of the supporting cast is not nearly as strong as if you get a model that is only a few hundred more.
The NordicTrack T8.0 is a very good value for a treadmill costing $999. You can, however, get a much stronger treadmill for just a couple hundred extra dollars. If you're on a tight $1,000 or less budget, this model is certainly worth looking at.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 58". This is a solid 2" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt, but it should still be large enough for most users to be able to run comfortably without altering their stride.
The motor in this machine is very good. It has the same power producing capabilities as some of the models that cost as much as $4,000. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced users should be able to challenge themselves.
The cushioning system is impressive for this price range. DualFlex Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. It uses two isolators to accomplish this. NordicTrack claims it reduces impact by 20% as compared to running on the road. Many of the treadmills that cost $2,000 have a running surface that is less forgiving than this one.
The reliability is where you hope it would be. It has a life expectancy that you can't expect to beat without paying for a more expensive model. The quality of parts is good for the price. In key areas higher quality parts were used, but some sacrifices were made where NordicTrack knew they could get away with it.
The warranty on the NordicTrack T8.0 is disappointing. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 2 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. You hope for better coverage than this when you shop for a treadmill because it really doesn't display any faith in this machine on the part of the manufacturer.