Reebok V 8.90 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Massively overpriced compared with other models that this factory makes in the NordicTrack and Proform brands.
Needs a complete remake. Poor quality for some of the components in the drive system and a huge price gives you a poor experience.
The Reebok V 8.90 doesn't do much to earn the $1,299 price tag that accompanies it. If you want a Reebok in this price range, you should go with the Competitor RT 8.0. Out of all the models from this brand, this is the last one we would recommend. The fact that they put this motor in a treadmill that costs more than $1,000 treads the line between hilarious and criminal.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which is 5" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on most of today's treadmills. This should still provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A horrible motor is found in the machine. If you took $1,000 off the price of this model, we might be okay with the small amount of power this treadmill is capable of producing. At this price, however, it's just sad. You can reach speeds of up to 10 mph, so the average user won't have a problem challenging themselves.
A decent cushioning system comes with this treadmill. DMX Zone Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Many models in this price range have a similarly forgiving and durable running surface, but you'll have to pay at least $2,000 to find models that offer better cushioning systems.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't very good. Many models that sell for several hundred dollars less have a longer life expectancy. The quality of parts used is also disappointing.
The warranty on the Reebok V 8.90 is pathetic. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, while the motor is covered for 25 years. This warranty shows how little faith Reebok has in this treadmill.