LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill – Frame Quality

by Jack on March 14, 2016

LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill – Frame Quality

Frame quality of the lifespan tr 1200i treadmill

Frame Quality

There are a ton of different treadmill models on the market to choose from, judging the best quality can be tricky, especially if you are working with little prior knowledge on what to look for. The FRAME is one feature to pay close attention to. Other important features to be aware of for this LifeSpan model, as well as any other model are:

How to judge the quality

When looking at a treadmills frame there are three main pieces of information you want to know. The following information should be found in either the product description or the specifications section of any models owner’s manual:

  • What type of material
  • How was it made
  • Warranty

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Materials matter

The two most common of materials¬†used in building a treadmill’s frame are steel and aluminum. These materials are about equal in strength. However, steel is superior in two important characteristics.

Noise: Compared to their aluminum counterparts, steel frames fit together cleaner and tighter and are on average much quieter compared to models made from aluminum.

Comfort: A good treadmill will have what is called a cushion system, however, the frame also plays a role in overall comfort. Steel transfers energy much better back to your feet giving you a bit of a bounce. On the other hand, aluminum has sort of a deadpan feeling.

***The frame of the LifeSpan TR 1200i treadmill is made from steel

How many pieces

The best frames are not only steel but also made from the least number of pieces as possible. Each extra piece required to be bolt or fit into place is a potential area of weakness.

So what do you look for? Look for the words welded-steel frame. The LifeSpan 1200i model is manufactured from welded steel.

>>>Read the model’s complete review<<<

Frame warranty

This can sometimes be overlooked or not fully understood by some buyers. The best warranties provide lifetime guarantees on the frame. Also common are 10-year warranties which are not terrible. When you see models only offering 5-years or less you should begin to question the quality. This LifeSpan model provides a lifetime guarantee on its frame.

For the price this model’s frame is very high quality. For more information on the individual core features see the links:

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