SportsArt TR20f Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The foldup version of the value machine for SportsArt. We would go with the Sole foldup and save a few hundred but this is a high quality machine for the money.
If you can get a discount, well worth considering for a high-end foldup. High quality and you should get good service from a local dealer.
The SportsArt TR20f is a high quality fold-up. At $2,299, it's not a bad deal, but you could do better. Our recommendation would be to go with the Sole fold-up, which will cost you a few hundred dollars less. Still, if you can get this machine at a discount, it's definitely worth considering.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 58", which is a good 2" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of today's treadmills. This should still provide enough room for larger users to walk on comfortably without altering their stride.
A weak motor powers this machine. There are several treadmills selling for $1,000 less than this one that have greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A disappointing cushioning system comes on this model. MyFlex cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. There are a couple of sub-$1,000 treadmills that have similarly forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't bad. There are treadmills selling for significantly less that have a comparable life expectancy, but there are just as many models selling for more than $3,000 that are equally durable. The quality of parts is also good at this price.
The warranty on the SportsArt TR20f is mediocre. Labor is covered for 1 year, electronics are covered for 3 years, parts are covered for 5 years, the motor is covered for 10 years, and the frame is covered for life. When you are spending this much money on a treadmill, you should be getting a better warranty.