Epic 425 MX Treadmill Reviews & Ratings
Web Price: $1,399 | Sale Price: $1,099
With a 3.0 CHP motor and 60″ treadbelt, this treadmill is able to accommodate even the tallest and most serious runners. Yet at over $1,000 it does not have all the bells and whistles some may expect.
“For $1100 it starts to become a coin-flip whether to pick the 425 MX or another model. The market is awfully competitive at this price point and that’s probably where the age of this design has you look elsewhere.” -Treadmill Doctor
“The Epic 425 MX is not necessarily the brand’s best offering; the company now manufactures upgraded versions such as the Epic 600 MX, which costs only $100 more. The Epic View, which actually costs less than the 425 MX, offers multimedia entertainment.” -TreadmillReviews.net
“What makes the the 425 MX appealing is the features, many which you only find on more expensive models. For example, you get a 3.0 continuous duty HP motor, and a 60″ long running surface. The surface is adequate for walking or jogging, although I recommend this treadmill primarily for walking. Regular joggers and runners should upgrade.” -Fred Waters
“The design is older, it used to be sold at Costco for pretty cheap. Still after all these years, it still has the value it once had.” -TreadmillReviews.com
“I’m very happy with this unit. It is able to hold my size and definitely suits my requirements for a treadmill. Even though it’s tough to fold/move it, we’re still glad we got it because we have the luxury of not having to fold/move it. If you’re looking for a high-capacity treadmill, this could possibly be the one for you.” -donfucious
“The Epic 425 MX Treadmill has been a great investment. I love the customize options; I do wish I had a TV like the Epic 550 View. Other than that, I’ve been pretty happy.” -Elizabeth
Many people had mixed reviews with the Epic 425 MX on a Runner’s World Forum, which you can view here. This is what a couple of them had to say:
“I wanted to report [that] on some of longer-distance runs on my 425 MX. The machine handled it just fine.”
“My Epic 425 MX suffered major damage the other day — ‘cracked deck’ seems to be the right diagnosis. Very disappointing that the unit let me down after about 18 months.”
The Epic 425 MX has a powerful motor and long treadbelt deck to fit most runners. It comes with 4 custom built-in workouts, can reach up 12mph, incline up to 12%, and has a built-in coolaire fan. Yet for over $1,000 though many would expect more custom workouts, and some sort of entertainment option. For the same 3.0 CHP motor, same 60″ treadbelt, plus a 7″ flat screen TV , you can get the View 550 for $100 less. This may be why many believe the 425 MX not to be Epic’s greatest deal.
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