Space saver treadmills are a favorite with people who like to workout using a treadmill but don’t have the room necessary to leave the treadmill out in the open all the time. There are advantages and disadvantages to space saver treadmills.
Typically, these manual folding treadmills are at the cheaper end of the treadmill market than the non-folding treadmill. Most manufacturers will spend more money on the folding mechanism instead of on the actual treadmill itself and the folding mechanism parts can break.
One of the biggest advantages a space saving treadmill is the ability to have a big exercise machine in a small area. If you don’t have an area in your house where you can dedicate space to a non-folding treadmill which can be intrusive, than a folding treadmill can be the perfect option for you.
Keeping your treadmill clean will increase the mechanical and electrical systems life. If you’ve purchased a folding treadmill, what could be easier than being able to fold the treadmill up and clean underneath?
Since most space saver treadmills are at the lower price end of the treadmill market, it is perceived that they are not only cheap in price but also quality. That might have been true when they first appeared on the market, but the quality has shown significant improvement and are actually better designed and more durable than some non-space saver treadmills.