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Bowflex TreadClimber TC5

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  • Entry-level 3-in-1 cardio machine that combines best attributes of treadmill, stair climber, and elliptical
  • Burns up to 3.5 times the calories in the same amount of time as other cardio machines
  • Low-impact workout is easy on the joints, with low "perceived exertion"
  • Streamlined display toggles speed, time, distance, and calories; 0 to 4.5 mph speed range
  • 300-pound capacity; measures 27 x 52.8 x 43.1 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty

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Product Description

Product Description

Go ahead, put the TC5 anywhere you want! Our new, "green," TreadClimber® machine is not only the most affordable and space saving model we've ever offered, it's also powered with our unique Step 'N Go technology that makes plugs and cords a thing of the past. All you do is WALK, and the TC5's console comes to life! Now any room in your home is the perfect place to get an incredible, calorie-burning workout at our lowest price ever.

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Burn up to 3.5 times the calories in the same amount of time as on other cardio machines with the Bowflex TreadClimber TC5.


The Bowflex dual treadle system.
Bowflex's entry-level TreadClimber, the TC5 delivers an impressively low-impact workout that's easy on your joints. As a result, your "perceived exertion" is incredibly low, so you won't feel as tired when you're done with your workout. From the beginning to the end of your workout, you'll enjoy the effects--and the results--of an intense workout without feeling the fatigue.



The TC5 burns up to 3.5x more calories in the same amount of time as other cardio machines.
The secret to the TreadClimber TC5 is Bowflex's unique dual treadle system, which offers the benefits of three machines in one. In Action 1, the TC5 performs like a treadmill, with belts that move as you walk forward. In Action 2, the TC5 mimics a stair climber, with two independent treadles that move up and down. When you combine these actions, you get the third machine: an elliptical trainer that provides a smooth, low-impact motion. Cardio training on the TreadClimber TC5 not only helps you lose weight, but it also increases your energy level, improves your bone density, increases HDLs (the "good" cholesterol), reduces back pain, and makes you leaner.

The TreadClimber TC5 comes equipped with a streamlined display that toggles your speed, distance, time, and calories, making it easy to track your workout progress. The machine also offers a Quick Start feature for instant workouts, along with an ergonomic console that provides easy access to water bottles and magazines. And green-minded consumers will appreciate the TreadClimber TC5's unique Step 'n' Go technology, which makes plugs and cords a thing of the past. All you do is walk and the TC5's console comes to life. Now you can enjoy an efficient calorie-burning workout in any room in the house. Other features include a 4.5 mph max readout speed, transport wheels for easy mobility, and a Bowflex body weight loss plan.

The TreadClimber is also available in the midrange TC10 and top-end TC20 models.

Specifications

  • Speed range: 0 to 4.5 mph
  • Electronic functions: Speed, distance, time, and calories
  • Dimensions: 27 by 52.8 by 43.1 inches (W x H x D)
  • Minimum ceiling height: The treadles are 17 inches off the floor at their highest point. Add 17 inches to your height plus a couple of inches for clearance.
  • Capacity: 300 pounds
  • Weight: 163 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year

TreadClimber Comparison

 

TC5

TC10

TC20

Maximum displayed speed 4.5 mph 4 mph 4.5 mph
Saved user profiles 0 1 2
Integrated heart rate monitor No No Yes
Extended treadles No No Yes
Display type LCD LCD Backlit LCD
Display functions 4 (speed, distance, time, calories) 4 (speed, distance, time, calories) 5 (speed, distance, time, calories, HR)
Dimensions 27 x 52.8 x 43.1 inches (W x H x D) 30.3 x 52.3 x 50.6 inches (W x H x D) 31.5 x 55.25 x 55 inches (W x H x D)
Capacity 300 pounds 300 pounds 300 pounds
Weight 163 pounds 185 pounds 217 pounds
Warranty (covers entire machine) 1 year 2 years 3 years

 


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 43.1 x 27 x 52.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 163 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0068Q0B36
  • Item model number: CR050
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #648,540 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Certainly not worth the money paid.
Arla Tomiczek
When I went to use it for the first time, the tread starting shredding every time it went around.
Leigh A Wolinsky
I will NEVER purchace another Bowflex or Nautilus product again.
Mark Fry

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

195 of 204 people found the following review helpful By kaibabsquirrel on October 16, 2012
We have been long time Nautilus buyers...all the way back to their air bed, two (2) Bowflex machines & one TC5000 Treadclimber, and were very happy with all of them.

Then, we bought a TC5...worst piece of equipment EVER! Very difficult to put together, extremely hard to workout on, hard on joints & legs, getting to 'pace' is nearly impossible and the treads keep moving to the sides and fraying. We called customer service & they told us that we would get used to the 'pace' (not in this lifetime) and we were also told that the treads moving were due to us being 'right footed' (what a ridiculous excuse)!

Do not waste your money on this machine; you'll just end up returning it (at a cost of nearly $300)!
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156 of 171 people found the following review helpful By Joan Bond on December 18, 2012
I purchased the TC5 last December. I purchased it because I needed something for when it snowed and the road was too icy to walk. I think the packaging on this product was terrible. Several parts were broken, and assembly was difficult and time consuming, but every time I called customer service they were helpful and sent me new parts right away. I also experienced fraying on the treads in the first use, and I was sent new ones. The care directions for adjusting the treads and the rest of the machine are in the booklets that came with the products.

Unless you are in really good cardiovascular shape you will most likely find the TC5 difficult to use at first. When I started using the TC5 I started at 10 minutes each session, 3 times a week for a couple of weeks then adding 5 minute increments until I could use it for 30 minutes a session. Another reviewer complained that it was a difficult work out, all I can say is that's why they call it a work out. It is hard, but all good work outs are hard until you build stamina. I am 59 years old I have been lifting weights for 19 years and I was a runner for 17 years. I live at high altitude now, which is why I can no longer run, but with the TC5 I am able to get a better cardio work out than I do just from walking. I prefer being outdoors for exercise, but the TC5 fills the exercise gaps when it is icy or below 20 degrees. I would recommend this product if you really like exercising and want to get your heart rate up quickly, however if you just think you like to exercise or are just beginning an exercise program and you aren't fully committed, I don't think this product is for you. You would be better off with a tread mill or just going outside for a walk, because the assembly of this product and the patience of building up to a 30 minute work out won't be worth it.
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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Edward W Fisher, Jr on September 14, 2013
I like Bowflex. I have had two of their weight lifting products, and we also have one of their treadmills, so I had nothing but high expectations for the treadclimber. Epic fail.
The Good:
It is a good workout. It's like walking in loose sand, and it will definitely make you sweat. I can't say I have lost much weight using it 5 days a week, or seen much development in my legs, but at least it gets a sweat up and the heart pumping.
The Bad:
This is the cheapest piece of junk ever to bear the Bowflex name. For starters, the only electronics are a console that is supposed to display time, distance, etc. but the buttons are so hard to push to activate that I split the plastic cover. I don't even bother to use that any more, so I have to hear it beep every minute or so.
The treads shred. Even if you adjust them daily, they slide to one side or the other and start to fray on the edges. The adjustments are accomplished with a hex wrench, a white rooster, and three candles, and must be done under the light of the full moon, else they are a waste of time.
For $1200 (what I paid for it) I expected a solid piece of equipment. I've bought $100 exercise bikes and $400 no-name ellipticals that were far better. Don't waste your money on this one.
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142 of 160 people found the following review helpful By Fredricka M Stewart on October 5, 2012
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I bought the Bowflex TreadClimber TC5 for my son as a birthday gift. Though it was delivered in a reasonable amount of time, the packaging was partially open and it was left on their porch. It is extremely heavy and my son and his wife could not get it upstairs to their bedroom where they wanted to put it together so they had to settle for putting it in the garage. It was very difficult to assemble,instructions were less than ideal, and once assembled it did not work in a safe menner. It was very difficult to get the necessary pace and once you did, it shot you off of the back. It was very hard on their joints and was pretty dangerous. They asked for it to be returned and though I got a refund of the purchase price, another $200+ in shipping was at our expense. We are very unhappy and would not recommend this to anyone.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Leigh A Wolinsky on December 16, 2013
I bought this directly from Bowflex, not Amazon so this review is not a reflection on Amazon.

I had been eyeing the treadclimber for over a year and finally saved up enough and had enough room to buy one. I bought it directly from Bowflex and paid the $250 to get it assembled by a professional so nothing would go wrong. I was given one day's notice that the assembly person was coming the next day between 11 - 3 so I used one of my last vacation days to be there. He showed up at 8:15pm. When I went to use it for the first time, the tread starting shredding every time it went around. After 12 mins, I was worried I was ruining it so I stopped and took pictures to send the company. The people in customer service admitted that they sent me a faulty piece of equipment and then acted like they were doing me such a favor by sending me a free replacement piece of equipment someone to install it.

Here is a direct quote from customer service: The walking belts are pre-installed on the treadles and are not something the assembler would have had to install. I have seen the photos you provided and it appears that the issue lies with the belts themselves, which is why our representative sent out replacements for you and arranged for a service provider to come out to your home to replace the belts and ensure that your machine is functioning. There is no labor warranty on the machine, so parts installation for any reason after the initial assembly would normally be a chargeable service. Because your machine was just assembled, and due to the severity of the problem with the original belts, we are sending a service provider out at no charge to replace them for you.

So take note, if you get faulty equipment then it is your fault and at a cost to you.
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