Reebok R 7.90 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Another me-too Icon model in the $800 price range. Some bright points but some shortcomings as well. Not well suited for a runner.
A great looking design, but some quality had to be taken out of the design to get it to hit such a low price point.
The Reebok R 7.90 has a little trouble standing out at $899. Icon makes better options at this price. It's a nice looking treadmill, but there were definitely some sacrifices made to keep the price this low. As far quality, this is the best sub-$1,000 model you can get from Reebok, but it's nowhere near the best value.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 60", which has become the standard size for walking belts on most of today's treadmills. This should provide more than enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A nice motor powers this machine. You can find models with greater power producing capabilities in this price range, but they are few and far between. Speeds of up to 12 mph can be reached, but we don't recommend using this treadmill for anything other than light walking. Running will damage the structure and drive system too quickly.
A very impressive cushioning system comes with this model. DMX Zone Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. Several of the treadmills that cost $2,000 or more use a similarly durable and forgiving running surface.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't bad. It has a longer life expectancy than many of the the treadmills with a comparable cost, but it is beaten out by models from NordicTrack and Proform. The quality of parts also does pretty well at this price.
The warranty on the Reebok R 7.90 is weak. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, while the motor and frame are covered for life. This warranty doesn't show much faith in this treadmill on the part of the manufacturer.