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Weslo Crosswalk 5.2T Treadmill

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Weslo Crosswalk 5.2T
weslo crosswalk 5.2t treadmill machine
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L:68"
W:29"
H:62"
250 lbs2.25 CHP,
0.1-10 MPH
4Motor: 90 days
Parts: 90 days
Labor: 90 days

Like several other treadmill models from Weslo, such as G 5.9 or R 5.2, the Crosswalk 5.2T model is a basic one, but as opposed to these other two models, it comes with an extra feature: mobile arms for fitwalking or power walking. This particular feature actually puts some diversity in the workouts that can be carried out on this treadmill.

As its name suggests, the Weslo Crosswalk 5.2T is a machine designed for walking. However, it does have a sturdy construction, and it can also support jogging or running. Even though it’s a basic model, there are many aspects that we’re sure you would like to know about it. Therefore, in this review we aim to provide information regarding each one of them.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 68L x 29W x 62H inches (173L x 73.6W x 158H cm)
  • Tread belt dimensions: 47L x 16W inches (119.3L x 40.6W cm)
  • Assembled weight: 127 lbs (57.6 kg)
  • Max. supported weight: 250 lbs (113.3 kg)
  • Motor: 2.25 HP Impulse O Motor
  • Incline: Manual, 2 levels, 0%, 6%
  • Deck cushioning: Yes
  • Speed levels: 10 (1-10 MPH).
  • Console: 4 workouts, heart rate sensor
  • Warranty: Motor, Parts and Labor 90 days

Deck construction

One of the most important aspects to mention regarding the Crosswalk 5.2T is its deck foldability. The deck can be folded up, and locked to the upright console masts via a locking pin. It does not feature a hydraulic soft-drop unfolding mechanism like the deck of the Sole weslo treadmill - 5.2t - folded frameF80, for example. Thus, when unfolding the deck you must carefully lower it manually.

The deck features quite a sturdy construction. It can hold users up to 250 lbs. (113.3 kg), and it’s actually sturdy enough to sustain running workouts, not just walking or jogging. The deck incorporates precision crowned rollers, with high-grade ball bearings for prolonged life, which supply an excellent grip to the belt.

The belt used by this Weslo treadmill is a 1-ply Sandblast heavy-duty model, highly durable, and stretch resistant, with an “orange-peel” finish. It supplies excellent adherence to walking or running. However, it’s actually a belt designed for walking, since it offers only a limited surface of 47″L x 16″W (119.3 x 40.6 cm). Differently put, this treadmill can supply enough walking surface for users of all heights. However, when it comes to running, users above 6’2″ (188 cm) may feel a bit restricted.

Even though the Weslo Crosswalk 5.2T treadmill is a pretty basic model, its deck integrates a one-cell cushioning system. This adds flexibility to the walking surface, reducing quite an important amount of the impact on your joints.

The deck rests at the rear on a set of foldable “feet”, while the side, step-up rails are made of highly-durable plastic material, actually tested for weights way above than the specified maximum weight capacity of the treadmill.

Incline and elevation

The Weslo Crosswalk 5.2T treadmill features a manual incline system with two levels of weslo 5.2t deckincline. The incline is given by the rear, folding feet of the deck. When unfolded, the feet setup the deck at 0% incline, and when they’re folded, the deck will have an incline of approx. 6%. The deck’s feet lock into position via pins.

When set at 0% incline the walking surface of the treadmill stands at approx. 7.5″ (19 cm) above floor level. This being said, the ceiling height in the room where the machine will be used, should be your own height plus at least 10 more inches (25.4 cm).

Frame and footprint

This Weslo treadmill features a steel-made frame. All steel parts within the frame construction are coated with anti-corrosive paint. Currently, this treadmill model is available only in one color combination: silver and black. To be more specific, the console masts are silver, while the other steel parts are painted black.

The front part of the frame rests on four rubberized feet which provide an excellent grip to the floor, enhancing the machine’s stability by a lot. The rear part of this steel base integrates caster wheels. Thus, when folded, this treadmill can easily be moved for storage. Also, it’s not an extremely heavy machine. At 127 lbs (approx. 57 kg) anyone should be able to move it.

Just like any other treadmill, this particular model isn’t exactly a small machine. You’ll need quite a bit of space for it. The treadmill itself takes 68″L x 29″W (173 x 76.3 cm) of floor space. And for safety reasons, you should keep at least 3′ (92 cm) of clearance at the rear, and at least 1′ (30.4 cm) of clearance on each side. But on the other hand, it’s not a gigantic machine like the Sole E95 elliptical, for example. Also, with the deck in folded position the machine will remain resting on its front frame part, having a footprint of approx. 30″L x 29″W (76 x 73 cm).

Mobile arms

One of the signature features of the Weslo Crosswalk 5.2T treadmill is given by its mobile arms. These are similar to the mobile arms of an elliptical trainer, and are meant to offer you extra workout possibilities for the arms and upper body while you use the treadmill. Their tension can be adjusted in order to offer a more or less consistent workout. However, their length is non-adjustable. Therefore, the range of motion is limited. In other words, a taller user over 6’5″ (195.5 cm) may consider them a bit short.

Unlike the mobile arms of the elliptical machines, the ones on the Crosswalk 5.2T do not move independently when the treadmill is running. They remain stationary, unless you decide to use them for your workout.

Evidently, these arms are finished with rubberized handles, in order to supply a comfortable grip.

Motor

The motor used by this machine is not one of the most powerful models. It’s a 2.25 HP Impulse O motor. However, it does supply speeds up to 10 MPH, and as long as you’re not over the machine’s specified maximum weight capacity, it can also supply running workouts.

The speed can be adjusted in increments of 0.1 and 0.5 MPH. The fact that 0.1 MPH speed adjustments are available is actually great, as you can easily find the most comfortable pace for your workout.

Needless to say, since the treadmill is motorized, it needs to be connected to a power circuit. The outlet must be on a nominal 120-volt circuit, capable of carrying 15 or more amps. It comes with a U.S. standard 3-prong plug, not a power adapter. Also, near the connection point of the power cord to the machine, you’ll also find a power switch.

The motor is not completely silent. It emits a soft noise when operating. However, the noise level created by the treadmill is far from being loud enough to cover the sound of your TV.

Console

The Crosswalk 5.2T treadmill features a basic console, with 4 workout programs, 2 focusing on weight loss, and 2 on performance. By using any of these programs, the treadmill will autoadjust speed.weslo crosswalk 5.2t console

The display indicates the most important values that anyone would like to know during their workout on a treadmill, such a current speed level, distance, time, calories burned and heart rate. Distance is measured in miles, while speed is indicated in MPH. There’s also a “track” function which measures distance in 1/4 miles (400 m), keeping count of how much you’ve completed from the current lap, and the total number of laps completed.

For pulse reading, the console integrates a heart shaped sensor on which you’re supposed to place and hold your thumb. It doesn’t have any sensors on the lateral grips.

The console is extremely easy to use. It has Up/Down arrow buttons for gradual speed adjustment. These keys have short and long press functions. A short press will adjust the speed by 0.1 MPH while a long press adjusts speed in increments of 0.5 MPH. There also are Stop and Start buttons which you can use to pause and resume the workout. Also, each group of preset programs has its own key.

Last but not least, like most treadmills, this Weslo model features a magnetic safety key, which automatically stops the belt when removed.

Assembly and Maintenance

Assembling this machine is far from being difficult. It’s actually done in several easy steps. Since the deck comes completely assembled, you only need to attach the upright console mast, the fixed handlebars, the console and connect its wires, and finally the mobile arms. The whole assembly process shouldn’t take more than 45 min. Hex keys required for assembly are included, but you will need your own Phillips screwdriver. A hard copy of the manual is also provided with the machine.

The belt is pre-lubricated with high-grade, industrial lubricant, and should not require lubrication for a long time. Therefore, when it comes to maintenance, you only have to keep the walking belt clean.

The Pros

  • Sturdy construction for an entry level treadmill, it can actually support running;
  • Small footprint for a treadmill;
  • Folding design;
  • Mobile arms with adjustable tension, for extra workout possibilities;
  • 2 levels of incline – 0% and 6%;
  • Comfort cell deck cushioning;
  • 2.25 HP motor, offering speeds up to 10 MPH;
  • Speed increments of 0.1 MPH, giving you the possibility to find the perfect pace for your workout;
  • Smooth and quiet operation;
  • 4 preset workouts;
  • Pulse sensor on the console;
  • Easy to put together;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • No tablet, book or accessory holders;weslo treadmill 5.2t
  • No quick keys for speed adjustment, just the gradual Up/Down ones;
  • Holding one finger on the HR sensor for pulse reading may feel awkward for some users;
  • Warranty is not very consistent, but you can opt for additional warranty.

Bottom Line

The Weslo Cross Walk 5.2T treadmill is a well-constructed treadmill for walking and jogging, but can also support running up to a certain extent. It’s great for light to medium cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina building, interval training, and weight loss. Due to its integrated mobile arms, it can also supply a decent workout for your arms and upper body. It’s a great choice for a home use fitness machine since it’s foldable. It’s quite an affordable machine, and offers excellent value for the money.

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