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Bowflex BXT216 Treadmill Review - $1,799.00

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The winner of our Best Buy for 2018 for the $1,500 to $2,000 price range. When we had various people trying this one out they thought the price of the treadmill was going to be $4,000. Although from a technical side it isn't that good, it is the best machine you can buy under $2,000!

Number of Programs 11
Heart Rate Sensor and Type N/A
Horsepower 4.0 HP
Speed Range Up to 12mph
Incline/Decline Range 0 - 15%
Weight Capacity 400 Ibs. (181.4 kg)
Belt Size N/A
Footprint 84.6" x 36.3"
Folds N/A
Weight of Unit 304 lbs. (137.9 kg)
Warranty 15/15/5/5/2 (Frame/Drive Motor/Mechanical Parts/Electronics/Labor) Years

General Information

Starting with the original Bowflex, this company has been around for awhile and the brand name is one of the best known brands in the business. The Bowflex TreadClimber is a complex design and for the estimated number of units they have on the market, they have more problems that a regular treadmill. One TreadClimber customer we spoke with recently was on their 4th motor in 3 years. They have a new line of regular treadmills with excellent quality for the price for 2018.

Quality / Philosophy

Their design philosophy seems to be: make an irresistible offer and then try to cut corners where you can. The factory has really worked to get this complex design to perform very well with cheaper parts and the workout you get on a Bowflex is much more intense than on a regular treadmill. We have noted that they have problems with these machines and you tend to get lower quality for comparably priced models from other manufacturers.


Bowflex is one of the brands of Nautilus. Nautilus has turned the tide on the losses of the past and has reported strong results compared with the last few years. Apparently, they have really got their financial and business houses in order.



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