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Proform 415 CT Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

The most affordable Proform every made. With that said, it also has some very cheap parts so don't expect long run performance.

Proform 415 CT Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$499

Walking Area:

7.1

Power:

5.5

Cushioning:

4.4

Reliability:

4.6

Noise Level:

5.1

Quality:

4.6

Value:

8

Warranty:

3.5

Overall Rating: 5.65

An argument could be made that this is as impressive a walker's treadmill as you can find for $500. It is also still a cheap treadmill even though it has great Sam's Club value.

The Proform 415 CT is an okay treadmill sold at a great price. There aren't many companies that are willing to offer this level of quality for $500, which is why it's our runner up for the Best Buy award for treadmills sold between $400-699.

The size of the walking belt is good. At 20" x 55", you're getting a pretty good size. You usually have to pay a couple hundred extra dollars to find a walking area that is as accommodating as this one. The engine is uncommonly good for this price. It can generate enough power to hang with most of the sub-$1,000 treadmills. Just remember that even though it has the power, doesn't mean you should use it. The frame and parts probably won't hold up for long no matter what, and if you try to run on it, you're only going to wear it down quicker.

The cushioning system is one of the worst out of all the treadmills we reviewed. Proform uses ProShox Max 3 Cushioning in an attempt to lessen the stress your joints and back will incur while running. It'll certainly be better than running on pavement, but if you're expecting an extremely forgiving surface, you're looking in the wrong area.

As mentioned before, we don't expect to see the Proform 415 CT last very long. It's about what you should expect for this price range, but that means you shouldn't expect much. Cheap parts were used to construct this model in an effort to drive down the cost of production and, ultimately, the sales cost.

The warranty is pretty bad. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 25 years, and the frame is covered for life. You can find worse in this price range, but it still doesn't do much to inspire confidence in this treadmill.

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