For anyone who thinks about whether to buy a treadmill and set it up in their own home, it makes sense to look at folding treadmills . Above all, this makes sense if you only have limited space at home because, for example, you live in very small rooms. The fact that the dimensions of the treadmills can be reduced , they bring some advantages. Before talking about the advantages and disadvantages of a folding treadmill , it is first necessary to clarify which folding variants are available for such treadmills .
Folding tread or folding headboard
When talking about any advantages or disadvantages of such treadmills , one must realize that there are two possible variants for folding. Either the tread can be folded up so that the treadmill can be pushed, for example, between the cabinet and the wall, or the headboard with the handle and the training computer can be folded onto the tread, so to speak. In this case, the treadmill may find room under a table or even under a high bed frame.
Advantage of the collapsible treadmill - compact, with little space requirement
The biggest advantage of collapsible treadmills does not take much thought.
Especially for small rooms such treadmills are particularly suitable, because you can reduce them significantly after the training session in a few simple steps and so can stow well even in a small space.
This way, such a device does not bother you when you receive guests, for example.
Advantage through easy transport
Another advantage of the collapsible treadmill is that it can be transported much more easily when folded, as if it had its full size. When moving, this advantage is noticeable in any case.
Also, when buying a used treadmill , it may be advantageous if this can be folded . In most cases, the buyer must pick up the used device itself and transport it in the car.
Here is a folded treadmill easy to handle, as one that can not collapse.
Disadvantage in the area of stability with the folding treadmill?
In our research on the treadmill test, it was often reported that folding treadmills are not as reliable in terms of stability as non-collapsible devices. Although collapsible treadmills have a joint morethan static devices, this additional joint does not negatively affect the stability. This claim could not be proven beyond doubt , at least through tests . As a rule, such folding treadmills are just as stable as devices that can not be folded.
Watch out for safety
In terms of security, however, you should make sure that the respective security system really engages when folding. This is important for families with children or pets, because if, for example, the raised tread is not anchored correctly, this can have dire consequences if, for example, a child pulls on it or even hangs on the folded-up part and it comes loose due to an unsupported holder , For this reason, when installing a new treadmill or buying a used device, you should make sure that the fuse is working properly, This will help you avoid accidents that may result in painful injuries.
Real disadvantage in the price
In treadmill comparisons between static and folding treadmills could be regularly identified only a real disadvantage , namely the price of a folding treadmill .
For treadmills with folding function, the price is often much higher than for a static treadmill . The reason for this is, of course, the additional technology or mechanics that must be installed to fold the device. This extra work and material costs will ultimately be reflected in the cost of such a treadmill .