We broke the news a few weeks back that Peloton’s new Treadmill was being released in select states in February with a full nationwide US rollout on March 30. Now that the Peloton Tread has appeared in the showrooms, fans are getting their first look and posting initial Peloton Tread reviews.
Over at PeloBuddy, they share the first thoughts from someone in the Peloton Facebook group:
The Tread+ is undoubtedly a nicer treadmill than the Tread. It also costs $1,800 more, it’s larger, and it’s 165 pounds heavier. If you are someone who would benefit from a more forgiving running surface and you can afford it, the Tread+ probably makes sense. It’s also great if you just want a higher-end treadmill.
The Tread is a well-made, solid product at a mid-range price point, yet you get a high-quality monitor and the immersive Peloton experience. Plus, you also get those great control wheels, all of which, I think, makes it compelling when compared to similarly priced competitors. Clearly, Peloton’s goal was to expand the demographics of their target market. I suspect the new Tread will be highly successful at accomplishing that goal.
Our friends at The Clip Out podcast also had a chance to try it out and have posted their early Peloton Tread review:
As you can see, the major difference between the Tread and Tread+ is the materials the running surface is made of. Overall, it appears that Peloton has a hit on their hands with the new lower-cost Peloton.
The Peloton Tread only goes up to a 12.5 incline while Tread+ will go up to a 15 incline. Peloton studio classes will still be taught on Tread+, however.
Overall, the initial reviews look very promising.