Cybex has always been a leading brand in the commercial cardio world, and the new 525T continues the tradition. Although it is the least expensive model currently, it's just as strong and durable as the company's pricier treadmills.
The Cybex 525T features gym quality construction, a low step-on height and a large running area.
Let's take a look at some of the top specs...
Reviews have always been positive on the Cybex treadmills, as they have a very solid lineup with a nice array of choices for users of every fitness level. The quality is unrivaled and they are built to last.
You typically find them in a health club setting, but for those with no budget constraints they are equally welcome in the home gym.
As we mentioned, the 525T is the base model in the series, although this is far from entry level. It is constructed of premium materials including US steel and designed for both performance and comfort.
You get incline up to 15% which is great to challenge yourself a bit and ramp up the cardio. You have a large 20" x 60" runner's deck that can accommodate even the tallest of users.
The Cybex 525T features the patented IS3 intelligent suspension system, which delivers the perfect amount of support and cushioning to ensure minimal impact. You'll notice the difference, especially after long workouts.
The Cybex 525T has a very powerful 5 CHP motor that can more than support heavy workouts. You have 8 workout programs built in, including four weight loss, four cardio, manual and quick start, as well as 10 levels for each workout. So there is plenty of variety.
There's a lot of extras included as well: iPod connectivity, a large LED display, speed/incline controls on the cross bar, two water bottle holders, utility tray, magazine rack, wireless and grip heart rate monitoring, safety key and Cybex FIT to keep track of all of your workouts.
So all in all the 525T is a great treadmill. If we had to choose any drawbacks, it would be the hefty price tag (about $6000) and the lack of fan. But other than that this one is a true winner.
We like the Cybex treadmills, as the company has always put out a high quality product. We still have an old Trotter that is at least 20 years old and its still trucking to this day. It's not as pretty as the newer models, but it does the trick.
If you have the budget for it, it's a great choice. Unfortunately you can't buy the 525T directly online, but you can often find great deals if you buy it locally.
If you need an even wider running surface, check out the 625T model, which also has a higher max weight limit of 400 lbs. If you want a touch screen display as well, check out the 770T or top of the line 790T.
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