Reebok A2.0 Treadmill
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The Reebok A2.0 is the most affordable from the Reebok A series of treadmills. It’s a machine made for home use. As opposed to the Jet 300 model, it doesn’t have an automatic incline system but does offer two levels of manual incline. It’s an affordable treadmill, currently available for less than $500.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 66L x 30W x 55H inches (167.5L x 76.5W x 140H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 51L x 17.7W inches (130L x 45W cm)
- Assembled weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
- Supported weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
- Motor: 1.5 HP
- Speed range: 0.6 – 8.0 MPH
- Incline: Manual, 2 levels
- Deck cushioning: AstroRide Cushioning Tech
- Console: 36 preset programs, 3 user programs, 3 target programs, and BMI
- Extras: Tablet holder, accessory tray
Frame and deck
The Reebok A2.0 treadmill features a steel frame but also integrates several ABS parts in its construction. For example, the motor cover, the side rail covers, the front tray, and several other small covers are ABS made. The side rail covers are also reinforced by aluminum bands. Not all treadmills have this feature, so it’s a plus.
All the steel parts are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish; the colors used are black & gray, with the Reebok logo painted red. These are the only colors available for this model, at least for the moment.
The Reebok A2.0 has a pretty durable deck. It’s rated for a user weight capacity of 265 lbs (120 kg) which is not bad for a home-use machine. It offers a running platform of 51″L x 17.7″W (130 x 45 cm), which should fit users up to 6’0″ (183 cm) for running workouts. Of course, taller users can still use this treadmill, but may not benefit from a complete range of motion during running workouts.
The fully assembled machine has a smaller footprint than other models, such as the NordicTrack T 7.5 S, for example. However, it still takes approx. 66″L x 30″W (167.5 x 76.5 cm) of floor space. Plus, it is recommended to leave some clearance on each side and at the rear of the deck for better safety and ease of access.
This treadmill has a folding design. Its deck can be folded up to save space. With the deck folded up, its length is reduced to 40.5″ (103 cm). The folding mechanism involves a hydraulic cylinder that allows the deck to unfold slowly reducing the risk of any damage or injuries.
The Reebok A2.0 treadmill is a pretty heavy machine. Its net weight is approx. 126 lbs (57 kg). This being said, the transport of the boxed unit requires two people. However, once it is assembled, it can easily be moved by one person; its front metallic base has incorporated wheels which facilitate its relocation. Also, the front base frame features adjustable levelers.
The machine’s running platform is equipped with the AstroRide cushioning system. It integrates six small cushion elements (three on each side), and two larger cushioning elements (one on each side) for vibration reduction. This being said, the unit’s deck is designed to reduce the impact on your joints during running.
Incline and step-up height
As we’ve mentioned above, the Reebok A2.0 treadmill doesn’t have an automatic incline system but does offer two levels of incline. Its rear stabilizer is similar to the Efitment T013. It can be folded, so you can have the running platform either completely horizontal or incline by approx. 1-2 degrees. Of course, it’s not the professional 30-40% incline provided by the commercial-grade machines, but even a one-degree slope can still add quite a bit of difficulty to the ride.
Since the machine’s incline system is manual, you cannot adjust it while running on the treadmill. In fact, it is recommended for the machine to be in idle mode or turned off when you adjust the incline.
With the rear base unfolded or differently put, with the deck in a horizontal position, the machine’ step-up height is approx. 8″ (21 cm). Differently put, it’s not too difficult to step onto the belt. Conversely, with the rear stabilizer element folded, the step-up height of the machine remains at approx. 5″ (13 cm).
Drive motor and speed range
The Reebok A2.0 treadmill is equipped with a motor similar in power to the one on the Sunny SF-T7909 or the Goplus SP35897BK. It offers 1.5 horsepower. It is also equipped with a small flywheel for extra stability and delivers a fairly decent duty even if it’s used at maximum speed for a long period of time.
The unit’s motor offers a speed range between 0.6 MPH and 8.0 MPH. The exact speed increments are not specified. They’re either 0.1 MPH or 0.5 MPH. It’s important to mention that the console is by default set to km/h. It also has quick speed controls for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 km/h. However, the console can be set to English units as well.
The machine’s console offers several programs; if you choose to exercise via one of these programs, the treadmill automatically adjusts the speed according to each segment of the workout in use.
The motor itself is fairly quiet. It doesn’t generate a lot of noise when in use, but when running at a higher speed, the thumping of your cadence will be heard. Also, since it’s a 1.5 HP motor, you won’t have to worry about a high electricity bill even if you use the machine daily.
The Reebok A2.0 features a LED display console. It has three main sections that show distance, time/calories, and speed/pulse. As we’ve mentioned above, speed and distance are by default set to metric units, but you can change them to English units in setup mode. Also, the unit is not telemetric and does not have Bluetooth. Therefore, you have to hold on to the sensors integrated into the front grips of the machine in order for the console to read and display your pulse.
The console of the Reebok A2.0 does not have online connectivity and is not compatible with any existing fitness apps. However, it has a pretty decent range of workout programs to keep you motivated. To begin with, it has 36 preset programs. Depending on their segment layout, some of them are greater for stamina development, others are for interval training, and others for improving your cardiovascular health. The console does not display the grid of each program, but their layouts are shown in the manual.
Three custom user programs are also available on the console. These give you the possibility to create and save your own workout. And finally, the machine offers a Manual mode and a BMI function. During the Manual mode, you can select targets for time, distance, or calories. The BMI program calculates the percentage of your body fat based on your input data (gender, age, height, weight).
The console also integrates a tablet holder. This accessory consists of a shelf placed above the unit’s controls. It is large enough to accommodate any tablet. The console does not have connectors such as a USB port or an AUX port for your console or smartphone.
Assembly and Maintenance
Like most other treadmills, the Reebok A2.0 requires some user assembly, but the deck with the motor, belt, rollers and other elements is pre-assembled. Therefore, you only have to attach the two upright bars, the two joint covers, the dashboard, and the console. This shouldn’t take more than one hour. The manual provides clear assembly instructions and schematics, and all the necessary tools are included.
For maintenance, it is recommended to keep the belt clean, to prevent any textile fibers or debris to be caught into the motor. The belt requires lubrication every 3 to 6 months depending on how frequent the machine is used. Other than this, it is also recommended to periodically inspect the machine for loose bolts or damaged parts in order to re-tighten or replace them before any accidents can happen.
- Sturdy deck – can support users up to 265 lbs;
- Folding design;
- Soft-drop unfolding mechanism;
- Transport wheels;
- Adjustable levelers on the front base;
- AstroRide cushioning system integrated into the deck;
- Manual incline with 2 levels of adjustment;
- Speed settings up to 8.0 MPH;
- Pulse reading function available;
- Start/Stop and speed controls integrated into the handlebars;
- Low power consumption;
- LED display console which tracks time, distance, speed, calories, and pulse;
- 36 preset workout programs;
- 3 user programs;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- BMI function included;
- Tablet holder included;
- Large accessory tray
- Very easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- No online connectivity;
- A tablet placed on the tablet holder will (partially) cover the console display.
The Reebok A2.0 is a treadmill made for home use. It is equipped with a 1.5 HP motor which provides speeds up to 8.0 MPH, a manual incline system with 2 positions, and an LED display console with 36 preset programs. It’s a decent fitness machine, perfect for light to medium intensity workouts, muscle toning, recovery training, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s also an affordable treadmill, offering excellent value for the price.