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Very happy with the quality
on 15 October 2012
Delivery as all the other reviews have mentioned was excellent - I was helped to unpack and lift the treadmill out of the box given a quick run down of the assembly (I didn't pay for setup so this was a very nice touch).
It took no more 30 minutes to assemble. I used pliers to hold two of the nuts in place, without this it may have been a little fiddly with the provided multi-spanner.
Instructions are decent, the guides to assemble and maintain are handy especially as I needed to adjust the belt initially, which was a couple of turns of an alum key.
Lubricant needs to be applied under the running belt during periodic maintenance which has been included in the pack.
The actual sturdiness feels very similar to what you find in a gym. Speed and incline are very good. I hit around 12-13 kph (7.5-8.0 mph) when I hit my limit and cannot go much faster (or I could but it would be like running down the side of a hill where your feet go faster than they should!).
There is two sets of speed and incline buttons on the arm rails and on the display. Also, you can jump to 3, 6, 9, 12 kph or incline at a push of a button, very handy for interval training.
Included are hand weights and a water bottle which are both very good quality and durable.
A few negatives, but they don't detract from the 5 star rating based upon price Vs quality/service.
Cut off cord - very easy to snag because it has little resistance other than a small magnet.
No pause button meaning even a short break will reset your progress unless you leave the motor running.
No physical copy of the programs manual although it was emailed to me upon request.
The programs are highly under-tuned. Speed programs have walking at 1-2 kph (0.6-1.2 mph) for up to 6 minutes continuously.
Every speed and incline program includes on at least 6 x 1.5 min x 1-2 kph intervals.
I could understand if there were more challenging programs to accompany which keeps a higher minimum, but they don't.
In defense the program manual does state "The programs are designed for beginner and intermediate levels, for advanced training please use the manual program...."
If there was a pause button and better tuned interval programs then they would have been the icing on the cake. For me, I am more than happy with my purchase.