Reebok R 6.90 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Cheap components in the drive system will make you want this model like you would want a head-on collision in your car.
You reach a price point where you simply cannot get a quality machine. This unit is in that price point.
The Reebok R 6.90 was our 2nd runner up in the $400-699 price range. Unfortunately, having a treadmill distinguished at this price range doesn't mean much. When paying $699, you can bet you won't get a very good model, and this machine is no different.
The walking area is about where you'd expect it to be at this price. At 20" x 55", you should have enough room to walk comfortably, which is the maximum intensity of exercise this treadmill can handle.
The motor in this machine is weak. You don't find many motors that aren't capable of producing more power than this one can. It's not a major complaint of ours, however, as you won't use this model at high speeds. A lot of cheaper models waste money using high quality motors when their treadmill would fall apart if users tried to run at a fast pace.
The cushioning system on this model is pretty good for the price. DMX cushioning is used to reduce the impact on your back and joints. This won't be a major concern for you with this model, though. Cushioning systems are much more important when you run because the impact is more severe than when you walk, and as we've mentioned, you won't be able to use this machine for anything other than walking.
The projected reliability is low, but that is to be expected in a $699 treadmill. If you want a model with a decent life expectancy, you're going to have to pay for it. The quality of parts used is very poor. Inexpensive parts are necessary to make an inexpensive machine. This can make for a frustrating experience, which is why we recommend saving your money and buying a better treadmill.
The warranty is weak on the Reebok R 6.90, but it holds up well in this price range. Labor and parts are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 25 years, and the frame is covered for life. This warranty doesn't inspire confidence, which doesn't surprise us.