Bowflex Treadclimber TC5000 Reviews

The Bowflex Treadclimber TC5000 resulted from combining the traditional treadmill with an elliptical. This product may seem look like a treadmill except for the footboard that is divided into two, with each moving opposite directions like up on one and down on the other. This action is similar to the hydraulic motion just like the elliptical.

The speed range of this treadclimber is 0.7-4.0 mph and with 12 resistance levels, it is the ideal fitness exercise equipment for many. The Bowflex TC5000 has a total of 8 electronic functions that includes counting total steps, total calorie count, and calorie count per minute; speed, time, distance, and a climb indicator. It also features a built-in wireless heart rate monitor to provide feedback on how you are performing during a specific workout program. This motivates you to do well on the next level.

This treadclimber measures 46” x 30” x 55.25” and weighs 185 lbs. and comes with several warranties. It covers 5 year for the motor, 3 years for electronics and other parts, and 2 year for hydraulics. Now, that makes some sense why you should buy this even though it tends to fall on the expensive side. However, you can avail of lower priced refurbished equipment which is what others are doing to obtain good value for less.

What’s positive

This treadclimber provides you with fast results like that of high impact cardio workouts using actual low-impact workouts anytime of the day which is best for those who have a medical condition.

It has a safe design that allows for convenience while working on your muscles and with its electronic functionalities and LED display that allows you to see even in dim light, you can never go wrong. It is built with wide footboards for safe and comfortable strides.

This efficient equipment is a bit smaller compared to the traditional treadmills or elliptical machines so if you worry about space where you can place it, stop thinking about it. Other functionalities that draw positive remarks from users are:

  • Quick start feature which remembers your last resistance settings and weight
  • Console provides easy access to magazines or water bottles
  • Weight capacity of 300 lbs
  • Climb indicator displays at every 100 feet of descent
  • Strong and durable commercial-grade motor can last for years

What’s not good

What users don’t like in this equipment is assembly time. It takes some time before you can assemble this machine so some people who bought this type of equipment gets frustrated at first. You need to ask help from a friend in order to get things right and fast.

It is quite heavy and hard to move around if you are one who always redesigns the way your living room or bedroom most of the time. This requires you to have strength in doing so. The noise is another thing. Just like treadmills, users hear some noise coming from parts that move while the treadclimber is at work. Nonetheless, a silicon spray can solve the problem these moving parts create.

Lastly, you have to move mountains in order to make a purchase. It is really expensive compared to buying an elliptical or a treadmill that’s why some people are in doubt as to which they want to buy.


While drawbacks to this equipment are just minor, other issues would present themselves as a result of constant use. Nevertheless, the functions it has and the positive results it provides make it one of the most likable machines around. If you are really bent on purchasing one, never think about the price; just think about the health benefits.

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.