Find the Right Bowflex Treadclimber for you.

With all the information about Treadclimbers and multiple choices, it can be hard to decide which Treadclimber to buy. Below I have reviewed information about the top three Treadclimber models, and have put in my two cents below. In making my decision, I have taken into account researching customer satisfaction, information quality, and the like, so that you can make an informed decision in choosing the Treadmill that best suits your needs and budget.


#1 Bowflex Treadclimber TC6000 (New) #2 Bowflex Treadclimber TC5000 #3 Bowflex Treadclimber TC3000
Bowflex TC6000 Treadclimber

Price: $3,195
Quality: excellent
Recommendation: Lots of bells and whistles, though a bit pricey.

Bowflex TC5000 Treadclimber

Price: $2,247
Quality: excellent - Bestselling model.
Recommendation: Great Mid-Range Product
Bowflex TC3000 Treadclimber

Price: $1,861
Quality: excellent.
Recommendation: Budget friendly model
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Treadclimber TC6000

Key Features:

  • Backlit LCD screen display
  • Speed: 0.7 to 4.5 miles per hour
  • Resistance Levels: 12
  • Electronic Functions:
    • speed
    • distance
    • total steps
    • time
    • calories burned per minute
    • total calories burned
    • heart rate
    • visual climing indicator - also in flights of stairs
  • longer deck maximizes stride
  • wireless heart rate monitor - via a wireless chest strap.
  • Quick Start - recalls your previous settings
  • Ergonomic cup holder and magazine access
  • Climb indicator tracks your elevation progress in feet with a graphic display
  • Bowflex Advantage - tracks total workout volume, last 5 fitness tests for up to 5 users
  • 12 built in exercise programs include:
    • manual
    • plateau
    • cross-training
    • heart rate control
    • intervals
    • Brooklyn Bridge
    • Golden Gate Bridge
  • can be moved easily thanks to transport wheels
  • Dimensions: 63"x32"x61"
  • Max capacity: 300lbs

This model is new, and has not yet been reviewed.


Treadclimber TC5000

Key Features:

  • LCD screen display
  • Speed: 0.7 to 4.0 miles per hour
  • Resistance Levels: 12
  • Electronic Functions:
    • speed
    • distance
    • total steps
    • time
    • calories burned per minute
    • total calories burned
    • climing indicator
    • heart rate
  • wireless heart rate monitor - via a wireless chest strap.
  • Quick Start - recalls your previous settings
  • Ergonomic cup holder and magazine access
  • Climb indicator tracks your elevation progress in feet with a graphic display
  • Dimensions: 46"x30"x55.25"
  • Max capacity: 300lbs

"great deal"
January 6, 2008 by R. Lomonaco
"This was so easy to put together and start using. I love it. Smaller than a regular treadmill very quiet. "

"great machine!!"
by durdster Jun 17 2006
Pros: High quality, ease of use, state of the art functionality.
Cons: This unit is heavy. It weighs 185lbs/ however it does have rollers ont he front.
We have been using this machine in our home for the past year and love everything about it. I am able to get a great workout in a short amount of time. This machine has also worked out great for me as I have had a leg injury in the past.

The low impact nature of the Tc-5000 allows me to get those calorie burning workouts in that I was not able to do before.

The fully programmable interface allows my family to varied workouts from person to person which is a huge plus. This unit is sturdy. When using it is feels as if you are on the quality equipment you would find at a gym. The ability to use this unit as a regular non-stepping treadmill is also a huge plus.

If you are in the market for a great workout machine I highly recommend the tc-5000.


Treadclimber TC3000

Key Features:

  • LCD screen display
  • Speed: 0.7 to 4.0 miles per hour
  • Resistance Levels: 12
  • Electronic Functions:
    • speed
    • distance
    • total steps
    • time
    • calories burned per minute
    • total calories burned
    • heart rate
  • wireless heart rate monitor - via a wireless chest strap.
  • Ergonomic cup holder and magazine access
  • Dimensions: 46"x28.5"x55.25"
  • Max capacity: 300lbs




"You have to stick with it."
February 9, 2006 by J. Thomas
I got my machine earlier this year. As the other reviewer indicates, at first I really didn't like it. It was awkward and hard to use. I was really worried.

The second time I used it I slowed down the speed and worked on getting the feel for the machine. On a treadmill I always walk at about 4.5 MPH. So I set this machine initially to 4.0 MPH. That is much, much too fast for a beginner. (Don't worry it is still a good workout at 3.0 MPH.) That did it.

Now it is the easiest and best exercise machine I have ever used. I get a better workout than a treadmill with lots less stress and pain in my knees. It is more natural for me than an elliptical.

If you get one of these, you will love it. You just have to stick to it for a few times (it took me two workout sessions) to master it.

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I Would Choose the Treadclimber TC5000, - Here's Why:

First of all, it's the topselling model on Amazon, a very trusted retailer. If more people are buying this model, one can safely assume that this model will fit most people's needs.

Second, according to other reviews and opinions, most people recommend this model, and consumers are very happy with it.

With all the models, there were a few grumbles about assembly, and a few consumers were surprised that it was so heavy. My solution to these two problems are as follows. If you aren't too handy, and the directions confuse you, and no one else in the house is comfortable with assembly, it might be worth your time to hire a local handyman to put it together for you. (Yes, people actually do this! As far as the treadclimber being heavy, be sure you know where you'd like to keep it before it arrives, as this will minimize having to move a 185lb. machine once it's put together.

The general action choices are the same for all treadclimber models:

  • Treadmill - treadles lock together, allowing you walk forward as if on a treadmill
  • Stairclimber - you move the two treadles separately, stepping up as if on a stair climber
  • Elliptical - combines the two actions for a "walking in sand" intense workout with the low impact benefit of an elliptical

So, in my humble opinion, any of the three models would provide a great workout, but if you want to get in shape without spending a fortune, I would recommend getting the Bowflex TC5000 Treadclimber

Amazon has better prices than the Bowflex website (usually by $50-$100), and they offer free shipping, which can save you quite a bit. I recommed using some of that saved money to invest in the 3-Year Service Plan for Treadmills
**Just make sure you get the right plan for the cost of the Treadclimber. The above link goes to the $2,000-$4,999 plan.

When you're investing this amount of money into your health and fitness with a piece of equipment like this, that you'll most likely have for years, it just makes sense. That way, if anything goes wrong with the machine, it's 100% covered. You'll have peace of mind that they will either fix it for free, or give you a brandy new one.

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