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Proform 585 CS Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

With the $200 price drop it is a better deal but you get cheap - cheap parts for the price.

Proform 585 CS Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$599

Walking Area:

7.1

Power:

3.5

Cushioning:

6.3

Reliability:

3.8

Noise Level:

5.8

Quality:

3.95

Value:

6.2

Warranty:

2.1

Overall Rating: 4.82

It has a small motor and limited features but for $599 what do you expect? If you have a very limited budget, this is not a choice that will make you think about cutting your wrists.

The Proform 585 CS is a cheap treadmill offering low quality parts, few features, and a small motor. At $599, it's not the worst you can do, but if you want something good, you're going to have to pay more for it.

The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which means it's a solid 5" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt. Still, there are several much more expensive models that offer a less accommodating walking area that this. This length will be plenty to fit the stride of most users comfortably.

Small and weak are the first two words that come to mind after examining the motor. In this price range, this is pretty close to the highest power producing capability available. It has the ability to get to 10 mph, but if you use this model for running, you're going to end up ruining the structure and drive system.

The cushioning system is price appropriate. AirTech cushioning is used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. Finding a more forgiving running surface than this for under $1,000 is not an easy task.

The projected reliability of this machine is horrible. There aren't many treadmills with a shorter life expectancy than this one. The quality of parts is also disappointing. On the plus side, when a part needs replacing, it may be more economical to repurchase the whole machine.

The warranty on the Proform 585 CS is very poor. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 25 years, and the frame is covered for life. This warranty shows Proform's lack of faith in this model. They don't seem to think it will last long, and we don't either.

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