Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by crazypjman Solid Treadmill
I was considering the ProForm 995 when I saw this one on sale for the same price. I bought it today and assembled it. I managed to put it together alone. It took about 2 hours and it would have been easier with another person. You really only need another person for about 10 minutes of the assembly time. I gave it 5 stars, but I haven't used it. If performance doesn't live up to the build quality, I will revise this review accordingly. (or create a new review, if I can't revise this one)
Fit and Finish: This thing is pretty big. If space is an issue, this probably isn't the treadmill for you. It seems to be pretty well made and very sturdy. The package is very heavy and very bulky. I am 6'4" and weight about 250lbs. I had some trouble getting this thing out of my truck and into the front door. I'm not sure if my wife would have been any help, though. It was just too bulky and heavy for her to handle. Consider calling a friend or two to help get it in your house, especially if you have stairs.
Assembly: It was pretty straightforward to assemble. Some of the steps weren't 100% correct, but it is obvious when something isn't necessary. I did not have all of the hardware that was listed in the hardware pack. However, I did not need all of the hardware. So if you check your hardware inventory and are missing 4 of the short 5/16" X 3/4" bolts, don't worry, they should be in the crossbar piece.
Use: I can't really comment on that. I did plug it in and jog at 5mph for a few seconds. Everything seemed to work pretty well. If possible, I'll update this review in a few weeks to a month.
January 3, 2014