Proform Performance 1450 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
If you are looking at this one I would look at the Pro 2000 model. It has most of the same features for a few hundred less.
If you would have told me last year that I would like a $1500 Proform, I would have laughed but apparently Proform got the last laugh.
The Proform Performance 1450 has helped Proform to break out of the bargain segment. This treadmill sells for $1,499, and it offers decent quality. Unfortunately, it doesn't really stand out amongst Proform's other models. The Pro 2000 will give you similar quality and features for $200 less.
The walking area is a good size. The 2-ply belt measures in at 20" x 60". This has become the standard size for walking belts, and it is large enough for users with large strides to run on comfortably.
This machine has a very good motor. Its power producing capabilities are hard to top in this price range, and it even competes well with many models that cost upwards of $3,000 in this category. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable on this machine, so even serious runners should be able to challenge themselves.
A nice cushioning system comes with this treadmill. ProShox Plus Cushioning System, which is air-based, is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You have to pay at least $500 more to find a model with a more forgiving and durable running surface than you'll get with this machine.
The projected reliability of this model isn't bad. You can find a few sub-$1,000 treadmills that have a similar life expectancy, but you're more likely to find a model that costs more than $2,000 that we don't expect to last as long. The quality of parts is about what you would expect to see in this price range.
A very nice warranty is offered with the Proform Performance 1450. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 5 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. This warranty shows that Proform truly believes that have created a quality treadmill.