To start with, it wasn't as advertised. Walmart says it has a two level incline, but it has only the fixed 15-degree incline. That didn't surprise me, because I'd read a number of reviews that said while the two level machine was advertised, what was shipped was the single level. That wasn't a deal breaker for me, so I ordered it anyway. Besides, to decrease the level, you need only set the back end up on something substantial. A much bigger problem was that the belt was so out of square that it was impossible to adjust the thing. Finally I stretched the short side of the belt for two days and, after about of half hour of working at it, got the adjustment so that I can go a couple of miles between adjustments, I have thought that was way too often, but now that I've been able to use it for more than a few minutes at a time, I see that I'm ready for a short adjustment break myself. The other thing that I'd mention is that the lubricant that comes in the box is woefully insufficient, and ordering the stuff on line is unbelievably expensive. I went to the store and bought a large can of a good grade of silicone spray for $5.97, and it works for me and looks like it will last a long time. This is my first time using a treadmill, and I can't believe how much more difficult it is to walk on a manual treadmill than to walk equivalent or even steeper grades of ascent on a fixed surface. I bought this thing to replace a worn-out Nordic Trek that I'd put thousands of miles on, and I am astounded at how much harder this is to use than was the inline skier. Maybe I'll get a lot better with practice. Even at it's great price and it's in-home practicality (small footprint, etc.), I don't think this thing is right for a beginner or for anyone who lacks a high degree of persistence.
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