Beny V-Fit Strider Treadmill Review

The Beny V-Fit Strider treadmill, or to use it’s full name – the ‘Beny V-Fit Strider CPTv-02 Folding treadmill’ is one of the cheapest on the market and possibly one of the few whose name is longer than it’s features.

Okay, yes we’re having a laugh and several of our team did look down their noses at it, but let’s not be too hasty in judgement.

It doesn’t come with anything fancy and you’ll be wasting your time if you’re looking for a feature-laden, cutting edge machine but this will do the basics for a reasonable price.

The top speed of 8 mph is fine for walkers and joggers. The motor is only 1 BHP but the belt is small and it seems up to the job of shifting it at speed without making too much noise.

Beny have set out to make an affordable model aimed at the casual walker or runner
and they’ve achieved that. Once some of our team put aside their prejudices (as personal trainers they’re used to the high life and the expensive models!) they had to admit the Strider does what it says on the tin.

It does have a small belt and most wouldn’t feel comfortable running on it at speed, but for walkers and joggers it’s quite sufficient. You can manually set two incline levels at 3% and 6% which with an 8 mph belt speed will provide enough of a workout for it’s target market.

The Flexi-Deck shock absorption does help to make it comfortable although it’s not adjustable. The console is pretty basic, as you would expect, but the LCD display is easy to read and shows calories used, distance in miles, scan, speed (mph) and time in minutes and seconds. The buttons are large and self-explanatory.

It folds up reasonably well into a small size and is easy to move around weighing in at only 50 kgs- an important point to consider if you’re going to be moving it in and out of the room where you’ll be using it. After all, you don’t want to be put off using it if it’s a hassle to set up!

The warranty is really quite generous. The motor and frame are covered for 5 years and everything else has a two year on site parts and labour cover.

Best Price

The V-Fit Strider is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

The Beny V-Fit Strider is pretty basic and doesn't have any fancy whistles and bells but it does let you walk, jog or run up to speeds of 8 mph in the comfort of your own home. If you want something with heart rate monitoring and a few programmes the Carl Lewis MOTC99 can do all of this for less.

V-Fit Strider Specifications

  • 1.0 horsepower (HP) continuous
  • 0 – 12 km/H speed range (0 – 8 mph)
  • Two-level manual incline – 3% and 6%
  • LCD display – see below
  • Quick speed key operation – one touch to change speed
  • 40 x 107 cm walking/running surface
  • Cushioned deck to reduce impact
  • Foldable for easy storage
  • Maximum user weight 110kg (242 lbs)

Dimensions:

  • 130 (L) x 72 (W) x 133 (H) cm floor
  • 56 (L) x 78 (W) x 134 (H) cm folded
  • 50 kg machine weight

Beny V-fit Strider - Console / Display Unit

Beny V-fit Strider Console

Beny V-fit Strider - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Very easy to install, just get it out of the box, put a few bits together and start running.
  • Folds away into a compact size.
  • Easy to move, good portablilty.

The Cons

  • The manual incline - having to stop running and get off to change.
  • The running deck is short and not great for sprinting - but it's not designed for that.
  • It does wobble a bit at top speed.
  • It does look over-priced when compared to other machines costing the same.
  • The lack of programmes and variation could lead to boredom.
Beny V-fit Strider Reviewer Ratings

Power - 6
Appearance - 6.5
Running Area - 5
Comfort - 6
Reliability - 7
Noise - 7
Controls - 5
Warranty - 8.5
Best Price

The V-Fit Strider is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

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