Peloton Tread Review

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Peloton is new to the home gym equipment industry but they’ve grown rapidly in popularity thanks to the Peloton bike. Now, the Peloton Tread is available. This home treadmill is pretty pricey but wildly popular so we took the plunge and bought one for ourselves. The specs weren’t impressive on paper but the experience was better than what we expected. First, take a look at the general components and features of the Tread.

The Tread starts at $4295 and goes up in price should you choose any of their packages with accessories. For JUST the tread, it’s $4295. This includes shipping AND assembly.

The Tread has a small motor with a smaller warranty. 2.0 HP motor with a 12-month warranty. Compared to other treadmills in this price category, this small of a motor is unusual. The incline range is okay, not impressive. 0-15% incline. 15% is on the higher side of inclines but not offering a decline is unusual in this price range as well.

Something we do like – you can disengage the motor and use the Tread in manual mode!

There are no fans on this treadmill.

The running surface is extra long but slightly narrow (67” L x 20” W). And instead of your traditional 2-ply belt, the tread is made up of aluminum slats with a sturdy rubber over mold.

Warranty coverage is limited. The frame has a 5-year warranty. Components, motor, and display have a 12-month warranty. This is unusually short for treadmills in this price range. However, extended warranties are available for purchase

The Tread’s footprint is approximately 6’ L x 3’ W.Speed and incline are controlled wither from the touch screen or by a spinning knob on the handrails. A 20-watt soundbar beneath the 32” touchscreen display projects audio. Some Bluetooth headphones will pair with the tread. Most ANT+ HR monitors will also pair with the tread. It has a 300 lb weight capacity, 2 water bottle holders, and an accessory tray. With 0 on-board workouts, this treadmill requires a monthly subscription to Peloton Digital ($40/month) to access Tread workouts. This is where the tread shines. Their subscription service is really versatile and provides a really modern exercise experience.

Peloton Digital is really the best aspect of this treadmill. But you can access all the same content without buying the outlandishly expensive Peloton Tread. With a $19/month subscription to Peloton Digital, you can do all the same workouts outdoors or on a less expensive home treadmill.

Live class schedule, interactive, kind of.
Large library of on-demand running videos.
Studio-style treadmill classes (running/tread)
Outdoor (audio only) runs, the instructor talks you through your workout and a playlist plays in the background.
Cycling (bike)
Cardio (floor)

Overall, the Peloton Tread is a well built, functional home treadmill. If pricing doesn’t concern you, it’s a good option! But if you’re budget conscious and want more bang for your buck, take a look at the NordicTrack Incline Treadmill series.


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