Owners say the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up manual treadmill is great for brief bouts of walking. Most love how small and light it is, although some say it's too small. The Easy-Up definitely isn't built to withstand running; we note a number of complaints concerning durability and build quality.
Not for the tall. Because the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up doesn't have a motor, you must hold on to the handlebars and press the treadmill belt back with every step. Some users say a few minutes of walking on the Easy-Up feel comparable to jogging on a powered treadmill -- especially since the Easy-Up is permanently set at a mild incline.
Quite a few are surprised they can walk comfortably on the petite, 13-by-41-inch treadbelt. However, some taller exercisers aren't convinced. "Iffy guys, iffy," comments a 5-foot, 11-inch reviewer at Amazon.com. Easy-Up is very quiet, although a few users complain about loud, random clicking noises.
Assembles quickly with a few quirks. Users say one person can easily assemble the Phoenix 98510 in about a half-hour, as long as you don't mind forcing misshapen parts into place or sometimes drilling your own holes. We found a few complaints about missing hardware as well.
The Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up's most notable high points are its small size, ability to fold for compact storage and impressively light weight of 45 pounds. However, some users are disappointed to find they must remove two screws from the frame every time they fold the unit.
Keep your expectations reasonable. For those who enjoy their Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up, value and portability trump all other factors. They don't mind lubricating the treadmill belt frequently, and the frame's tendency to move side-to-side when you run isn't an issue for users who prefer to walk or jog.
That said, many complain the monitor malfunctions or stops working after a few days. We also found frequent complaints of wires that break or fall out of tubes, and a belt that persistently slips to the side. One Amazon.com user recommends putting a board beneath the rear supports to protect your flooring from any possible shifting.
No news may be good news. Despite numerous complaints about missing hardware and poorly fitting parts, most owners do not comment on Phoenix's customer service; instead, they simply make do with a power drill or a trip to the hardware store. The few consumers who do contact customer service report positive results, reaching a real person right away and receiving the missing or replacement parts promptly.
The one-year frame warranty and 90-day parts warranty are typical of this price range, but otherwise not encouraging.
About 220 Amazon.com users rate the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up, giving it an average score of 3.9 stars out of 5 -- pretty good for a manual model. Raves about how light and portable this machine is are balanced by complaints about poor durability and build quality.
Review: Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013
More than 20 users review the Phoenix Easy-Up manual treadmill at Wayfair.com, giving it an overall score of 4 stars out of 5. As usual, its light weight and compact build are high points.
Review: Phoenix Health and Fitness Easy Up Manual Treadmill, Contributors to Wayfair.com, As of November 2013
Walmart.com lists the Phoenix Easy-Up with its own set of user reviews. The treadmill garners a score of 3.6 stars from about eight users. Favorite features include its light, compact build.
Review: Phoenix Health and Fitness Easy Up Manual Treadmill, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of November 2013