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Proform 425 CT Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

A horrible little machine with a big walking belt. That is one of the worst combinations that we have seen in years.

Proform 425 CT Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$599

Walking Area:

7.1

Power:

2.5

Cushioning:

4.8

Reliability:

3.6

Noise Level:

4.6

Quality:

3.6

Value:

4.6

Warranty:

3.5

Overall Rating: 4.16

Very few things go in favor of this treadmill...

A mini motor does a lack luster job

When all you have is a small frame 2.25 HP there's very little by way of performance to justify anything more strenuous than a walk, and running is totally ruled out. Even 10 mph speeds will leave you searching for more, and the moment you break into a jog you would be overloading the fragile motor drive system. There will be noise, and there won't be any lifetime warranty.

A good treadbelt is completely wasted

A 20" x 55" treadbelt under normal circumstances would be an ideal surface for running enthusiasts, but it is practically wasted in this treadmill as the mini motor is grossly underpowered.

A modest incline of 10% or 15 workout programs don't pack enough ammo for a strenuous workout, and even that potential will remain unutilized as the machine is powerless.

Cushioning is not supportive

The cushioning system is not very supportive. Runners and regular walkers do not get adequate shock protection for knees, joints and muscles.

Warranty is pathetic

There's lifetime coverage for frame, 25 years for the motor and just 1 year for parts and labor; truly pathetic by any standards, and the company's way of conveying that they have less confidence in their machine than you.

Heavier users can avoid this treadmill

You can expect 150 pound users to use this treadmill for routine walking, but heavier users, especially those weighing 300 pounds and above, had better give this machine a wide berth.

Very low reliability

Because the parts quality is sketchy, longevity is very poor for this machine. Prolonged use will wear out parts quicker leaving you paying more money out of your pocket in the long term.

Our verdict

The Proform 425 CT is an inexpensive entry level treadmill that combines poor quality parts with an awful warranty to deliver pathetic levels of performance that will frustrate any regular exerciser. Instead of wasting money on this model, users would do better to move up to the $1,000 mark.

Poor quality along with poor customer service make for an experience that will curl your hair.
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