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AFG 5.1AT Treadmill Review

AFG 5.1AT Treadmill Reviews

BEST FOLDING Treadmill under $2000. This machine excells in every category when looking for a treadmill

Would not recommend if you are going to do very heavy running on the machine. If you can afford the 7.1AT, hands down its worth the difference in price based on components, cushioning and reliability using AFG's proven 3.5CHP motor.


Most of you can probably tell by now (since its quite obivous) that the AFG 5.1AT treadmill is an upgraded version of the infamous AFG 5.0AT Treadmill, with more powerful and quality features in all aspects, including horsepower, noise level, cushioning and stability.

So you might be asking, whats the difference between them other than the 0 and 1 at the end of the model number. Well, BIG difference. Massive.

The AFG 5.1AT treadmill comes with solid and heavy duty frame, keeping the unit stable and sturdy when you run on it. It also gives you a 3.0 CHP motor horsepower, 20″ x 60″ running area and speed up to 12 miles per hour. In case you want move information on specs, read the chart above.


AFG 5.1AT Treadmill – 3.0 CHP Motor – Something You Should Know

So whats the big deal between the 3.0 CHP motor? You might be thinking, the old 5.0AT already has 2.75 CHP, a 0.25 wont make a big difference. This is often a general misunderstanding. A 3.0 CHP is quite a big jump, because this motor is generally used in health clubs and higher quality home treadmills. There was NEVER (not a chance) that a $1500 price range treadmill would’ve such quality, but now, dream comes true because AFG made it happen.

A 3.0 CHP is at a whole different level; it provides a smoother ride and reduce noise level. This will greatly benefit those who runs on treadmill frequently (you will feel the difference immediately) and to those who enjoy watching tv or listening to music during their treadmill workouts. In addition, AFG offers lifetime warranty on treadmill motor – so this makes it even a sweeter unit.

AFG 5.1AT Treadmill – Frame & Deck – Heavy Duty

As mentioned above, AFG 5.1AT Treadmill is well designed and bulit. The deck is 1″ thick phenolic with silicone lubricated, perfect for overweighted users because this will factor things out. The entire treadmill weights around 266lbs and can withstand 350lbs weight capacity. Due to this, the machine is very stable, and users will less likely feel vibration or bounce as they run.

Similar to the AFG 3.1AT Treadmill, this unit is also a folding treadmill which means it can be folded when not in use, saving space and keeping things simple. Its perfect for apartment/condos or if you plan to place it in a small room. Furthermore, the AFG 5.1AT also provides a 20″ x 60″ deck, its 5″ longer than most treadmill (and even the AFG 3.1AT Treadmill). This extra length will allow walking, running and sprinting more comfortable, especially at a faster pace.

Cushioning technology on this treadmill is amazing, it is well designed to absorb the shock and lessen the impact during workout. Very comfortable.

AFG 5.1AT Treadmill – Programming & Features

If you not well informed on the latest AFG treadmill models; There are actually 3 new treadmill models AFG released late 2011 and they are AFG 3.1AT Treadmill, AFG 5.1AT Treadmill and AFG 7.1AT Treadmill. These new released models all have something in common; A USB port integrated in the treadmill for software updates. This is a very special and unique feature only available for its new models only, allowing users to download and upgrade their program.

AFG 5.1AT Treadmill – Key Specs:

Frame Type: Folding
Drive Motor: 3.0 cHP
Speed Range: 0.5 – 12 mph
Incline Range: 0 – 15%
Running Area: 20×60
User Capacity: 350lbs / 159kg
Warranty – Frame: Lifetime
Warranty – Motor: Lifetime
Warranty – Labor: 2 Years
Warranty – Parts: 5 Years



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