The Reebok 9500 ES is a folding treadmill, which means it is good if you need to conserve space, and it has a lot of up-to-the-minute gadgets including a colour TV on the monitor. However, as with any purchase, it pays to do your homework, and be aware of the product's weaknesses as well as its strengths before making a purchasing decision.
According to Treadmill Review, the Reebok 9500 ES only has a one-year warranty on its parts, which is shorter than other similar products, such as the Nordic Track and Proform models. This means you are not covered, and will have to pay for faults or replacement parts that are required, after one year.
Reebok treadmills are made by Icon, which has been known to compromise on quality in order to produce lower-priced products, says Just-Treadmill-Reviews.com. While the Reebok 9500 ES is a higher-priced model, with a recommended retail price of around £1,625, it is worth considering overall quality of construction, and comparing this model with other brands, especially considering the short warranty period.
Motor Versus Belt Length
This Reebok model has a commercial grade motor that can produce speeds up to 12 miles per hour; however, the motor must power a large, 20x60-inch belt. This is good for fast and/or tall users, but Just-Treadmill-Reviews.com suggests the size of the belt may reduce the motor's ability to cope in the long term. Again, it comes back to the one-year warranty on parts.
The Reebok 9500 ES has a seven-inch TV screen, which is great if you like to watch TV while you work out. But Just-Treadmill-Reviews.com advises that it would be very expensive to fix or replace if problems occurr. It's also worth noting that you may have difficulty seeing images in detail on a seven-inch screen, particularly while you are running, so this feature may prove distracting for some, and perhaps even cause you to reduce your workout intensity as you try to see the screen.
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