The Reebok R5.80 Treadmill – Rated ‘Avoid’

The Reebok R5.80 treadmill is an older model that can be found online priced anywhere from $699 to $1299. Now that you know that, hopefully it will keep you from paying too much. Actually, we hope this review will keep from buying it at all.

The Machine

The ClearView™ backlit display shows time, speed, distance, pulse, incline, and calories burned. The Reebok R5.80 treadmill has a Custom Weight Loss Center that uses your weight and calorie-burn goal to create a workout. The pre-programmed iFit® Workouts adjust speed and incline automatically during the workout focusing on performance, aerobic, or weight loss goals.

The specs on the Reebok R5.80 include:

Reebok R5.80 Treadmill
  • 2.75 HP TRX™ Drive Motor
  • 0-10 mph QuickSpeed™ Control
  • 0% - 10% Power Incline
  • 20" x 55" QuickTech™ Belt
  • 12 iFit® Workouts
  • Universal iPod® dock + speakers
  • Dual-Grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor
  • AirTech™ Cushioning
  • 300-lb. User Capacity
  • Warranty: 25 yrs motor, 1-yr parts & labor

The Buzz

UPDATE:  The Reebok R5.80 treadmill has been discontinued.  It has been replaced by newer models.  You can get great deals on all of them here:

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This ICON treadmill by Reebok offers an Interplay™ Universal iPod® Dock with speakers to play tunes and stay motivated while exercising.

The Reebok R 5.80 has the12 iFit® workouts included for free with no additional purchase required, and it has some cool features such as a QuickSpeed™ control and an elevator motor to lift the deck up to 10 degrees. The Reebok R 5.80 treadmill has a good size 20" x 55" belt, a 300-lb user weight limit, and a 2.75 HP motor.

While the specs look good, equipment pros and customers are not impressed with the Reebok R 5.80. Despite the attractive bells and whistles, you want a treadmill that will be reliable and give you 5 to 10 years of problem-free use, and you won’t find that here.

The Reebok treadmills have had a lot of issues the past two years with machines broken right out of the box and a customer service department that doesn’t return calls. Treadmill reviewers warn potential customers to think long and hard before getting a Reebok right now.

What We Say

The current list price on the Reebok R 5.80 is $1,299 at most online retailers, but it is such an indistinguishable model that lists the same model (# RBTL07108) for $699 but with a 2.25 hp motor. This is an easy call: skip it either way.

This is a very old school design on the console support tubes that looks dated – the new Reeboks have adopted the thicker, flatter support posts. At a $699 price, the Reebok R5.80 treadmill offers a lot more value, but you would be nervous taking 3 hours to assemble it, wondering if it will turn on when you’re ready to go.

There are better quality units out there from Proform and NordicTrack.

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