Vision TR20 Elegant Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A very nice upgrade in the screen for the Elegant version but the price at $600 extra is kind of steep.
The MSRP's are really high on the new Vision line which makes us wonder how much room will dealers have to discount.
The Vision TF20 Elegant is a bit overpriced at $2,899. If you not overly concerned about the display and programming options, you can save $600 and get essentially the same machine. This is still one of the better deals you can get from Vision because they have developed a habit of setting their prices too high.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 57", which is a good 3" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is seen on many of today's treadmills. This should still provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A disappointing motor powers this machine. There are treadmills that sell for $1,200 that have greater power producing capabilities than this one does. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, however, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
An okay cushioning system comes with this model. Ultra Zone cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You can find comparably forgiving and durable running surfaces on treadmills that cost $1,000 less than this one does.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is pathetic. There are treadmills that sell slightly above $1,000 that have a longer life expectancy than this one has. The quality of parts used is much lower than you deserve when you pay this much.
The warranty on the Vision TF20 Elegant is good. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 5 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. Two areas in which Vision never lacks are price and coverage.