Reebok Challenger 150 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Not a great deal at $899 but we've seen on sale from time to time. The better deal is the Reebok Competitor RT 6.0.
Not a bad effort, but it still comes up short in some of the key areas. Reebok makes better options for your money.
The Reebok Challenger 150 isn't really worth the $899 it asks for. If you can find it on sale, it might be worth the marked down price. If not, the Reebok Competitor RT 6.0 has an identical price tag along with a better motor, better quality parts overall, and a more impressive warranty.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which is a good 5" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that's found on many of today's treadmills. It should still provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A decent motor comes in this machine. This treadmill has better power producing capabilities than most in its price range, except for some models by NordicTrack and Proform. You can reach speeds of up to 10 mph with this treadmill, but we wouldn't recommend it. If you try to use this machine for anything other than light walking, you will ruin the structure and drive system rather quickly.
A good cushioning system comes on this model. Reebok claims that their deck cushioning reduces impact on your joints by 22% as compared to running on the road. You're unlikely to find a more forgiving or durable running surface at this low of a cost.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is okay. It is, however, blown out of the water by the Reebok Competitor RT 6.0, which sells for exactly the same price. The quality of parts is also acceptable, but beaten out by Reebok's similarly priced model.
The warranty on the Reebok Challenger 150 isn't good. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 25 years, and the frame is covered for life. Covering parts for only 1 year shows that Reebok doesn't feel comfortable with the quality.