Roger Black Gold Treadmill Review – Compilation Overview


Many thanks for taking the time to visit and welcome to our Roger Black Gold Treadmill Review which hopefully can help you get a better understanding about it and what it can offer if you are considering buying one over the next few days or weeks. We already reviewed the Roger Black Treadmills some time ago in the past but this time we will focus on the Roger Black Gold Treadmill instead and we will also outline some comparisons against other treadmills under this brand for you added benefit.

Our review will outline all the key features and capabilities that it can offer you the consumer plus we will also outline in more detail about the pros and cons associated to this treadmill which you definitely need to know before you make any buying decisions. You should also know how it compares to various other treadmills available in the UK at present so we will also provide some comparison tables further below so you can compare for yourself all the features, dimensions, motor levels that interests you the most.

In addition, we have provided a short FAQ session which hopefully will answer some queries that you may possibly have and these FAQ’s are all outlined further down on this particular page. For easier navigation, this review will be split into 5 parts as follows so feel free to skip to whatever part interests you the most…

Roger Black Gold Treadmill Review Content

  • Part 1: Overview & FAQ Treadmill Session
  • Part 2: Roger Black Gold Treadmill Review – Key Features
  • Part 3: Roger Black Gold Treadmill Review – Pros and Cons
  • Part 4: Comparisons vs Roger Black Easy Fold / Roger Black Platinum Treadmills
  • Part 5: Conclusion with Feedback Opportunity

Please note before you begin that guide prices can only be outlined or presented at the time of this Roger Black Gold Treadmill review so please make sure to view the price checkers outlined below to ensure you have the most accurate up to date price information…

Part 1: Overview & FAQ Treadmill Session

Quick Overview

Brand:Roger Black
Model / Product:Roger Black Gold Plus Treadmill (with comparisons)
Price Guide:£370 to £450 at Argos UK – View Today’s Updated Price Here
Power / Speed:1.25 HP Continuous Motor / Max 16 km per hour
Warranty:12 months duration
Support:Contact 0800 389 6960 (Mon to Sat 8am – 8pm, Sun 10am – 4pm)

FAQ’s for the Roger Black Gold Treadmill:

Q. Is there additional breakdown cover available and if so, how much does it cost?
A. Yes, you can an additional 4-year breakdown cover if required and it will cost you in the region of £70 to £90
Q.  Does this treadmill include a Bluetooth connection?
A. Yes, this treadmill from Roger Black includes Bluetooth 4.0 and also the microphone system
Q. Is there any credit card plans available to spread the total cost?
A. Yes, there is an Argos Credit card plan available which means it can be paid for over 12 months instead.
Q. What is the maximum weight of people using this treadmill?
A. The maximum user weight capacity for this treadmill is 18st and 13Ibs or 120kg
Q. What percentage elevation does the inclines provide?
A. The electronic incline provides an elevation of 15%
Q. What are the dimensions when it is all folded up?
A. The folded dimensions for this treadmill is H145 by W78 by D96.5cm
Q. Does it include an iPad holder?
A. Yes, an iPad and iPhone holder are included with the Roger Black Gold plus treadmill
Q. What is the actual size of the running deck?
A. The size of the running deck is 45cm wide by 125cm long
Q. Does it come deliver preassembled?
A. No, this treadmill requires home assembly which can take 20 / 30 minutes on average
Q. How many people are required for assembly process?
A. You will need 2 people to complete the assembly process
Q. How many different incline levels does it provide?
A. This Roger Black Gold Plus treadmill provides 15 levels of incline
Q. What are the dimensions of the box delivery?
A. The dimensions of the box delivery are 73cm deep by 32cm high by 172cm wide
Q. Can you control the speed and incline from the handlebars?
A. Only the incline can be controlled from the handlebars as the speed levels are controlled on the console
Q. Can it be switched from km per hour to miles per hour?
A. No, this treadmill only operates in km per hour

Part 2: Roger Black Gold Treadmill Review – Key Features

Roger Black Gold Plus Treadmill

Main Features in Summary:

1.25HP continuous motor
10 programmes included
Transport wheels / Weight 61kg
Max speed level of 16 km/hr
Incline levels x 15 available
Can be folded when not in use
MP3 connection / Speakers
Bluetooth 4.0 connection
Max user weight 120kg
Auto stop safety system
Folded size H145 x W78 x D96.5cm.
Size is H134 x W78 x D170cm
Deck size is L125 x W45cm
12-month Warranty

Main Features in Detail:

  • This Roger Black Gold Plus Treadmill is currently available in the UK market and it comes with a range of positive reviews and feedback from previous buyers which certainly adds confidence to the brand, performance and reliability of this treadmill model.
  • This treadmill includes a 2HP peak motor and operates at a 1.25 HP continuous motor size which gives plenty of power when completing your workout programmes and sessions. There are 10 different programmes to choose from which include a manual, 10 pre-set options, 3 different user settings, your pulse control and also your body fat analysis data.
  • There are 15 different inclines to choose from, it operates at a maximum speed of 16 km per hour and it includes the Bluetooth connection, an MP3 connection and also the built in loud speakers so you can listen to your favourite tunes to keep you motivated for longer. You are also provided with a convenient holder for you iPad or your iPhone and the options to use 400m race laps. The console reports back on all the parameters you expect such as times, programmes, inclines, calories used, distances and speed levels.
  • It can be folded away neatly when not in use, there are the hand grip pulse sensors as standard and the inclines are programmable depending on the level of difficulty you wish to work through. The max user weigh capacity for this model is 18st and 13Ibs or 120kg and there is the auto stop safety system clip included for your safety.
  • In terms of dimensions, the assembled size is 134cm high by 78cm wide by 170cm deep, the folded dimensions are 145cm high by 78cm wide by 97cm deep and the size of the running belt deck is 125cm long by 45cm wide. It comes with transport wheels, it requires home self-assembly and the net weight of this unit is 61kg
  • In terms of warranty, you get 12 months protection for all parts and labour, it can be bought using a credit card plan and an additional 4-year breakdown protection care is available also if you prefer to seek longer protection for your fitness treadmill than just the standard 12 months

Guide Price:

  • The guide price level for the Roger Black Gold Plus Treadmill when seen at the time of this review from Argos UK was in the £360 to £450 region which again can be double checked below for a closer look if needed.

Further images of the Roger Black Gold Plus Treadmill are outlined below x 6

  • Roger Black Gold Plus Treadmill Console

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Part 3: Roger Black Gold Treadmill Review – Pros and Cons

Pros for the Roger Black Gold Treadmill

  • You have the option of adding further peace of mind and protection with the 4-year breakdown assist cover and only costs a further £75 to £85
  • Unlike many other treadmills, you get the Bluetooth connection which is ideal for music and fitness apps and it comes with an iPhone or iPad holder which tends to be lacking on the majority of other treadmills
  • In addition to the Bluetooth, you have the microphone, MP3 connection and built in speakers which help to keep motivation levels as high as they should be.
  • Although not the biggest running deck we have seen, the size and width is still quite good coming in at 125cm long by 45cm wide
  • Instead of having to pay for it all up front there is the option of spreading the cost of 12 months with the Argos credit card plan which helps cashflow
  • Some treadmills can weigh over 80kg where this treadmill is considerably lighter coming in at less than 65kg in weight.
  • This treadmill can be folded away also when not in use which is ideal for people who are living in smaller type living spaces.

Cons for the Roger Black Gold Treadmill

  • The warranty level is only 12 months which is considerably less than what we have seen available on the Reebok treadmills.
  • Folding the treadmill is not all that bad but it does lack the soft drop folding hydraulic mechanism seen with other foldable treadmill brands.
  • A good deal of work and effort is needed with the assembly process so you will need to take your time and follow each of the procedures step by step and 2 people will be needed to complete it
  • You only get 10 different programmes included which is considerably less than others we have seen which can offer over 20/25 programmes
  • The power of the power is only 1.25 HP which is not too bad but way behind others motors we have seen that offer 2.25 or even 2.5 HP
  • You can’t switch from km per hour to miles per hour as it will only function in km per hour

Part 4: Comparisons vs Roger Black Easy Fold / Roger Black Platinum Treadmills

To help give you a better understanding of how the Roger Black Gold Plus Treadmill compares to other treadmills under the Roger Black brand, then you should check out the options and comparisons provided below

1, Roger Black Easy Fold Treadmill

Main Features in Summary:

Motor 1 HP continuous power
Max speed level 13 km per hour
Speakers / MP3 connection included
14 different user programmes
Running Deck size is L120cm by W41cm
Assembled size is H135 x W71.5 x D163cm
Manual Incline / Fully assembled
Price Guide: £250 - £350 @ Argos UK

2, Roger Black Platinum Treadmill

Main Features in Summary:

Motor 1.75 HP power continuous
Maximum speed level 18 km / hour
MP3 connection & speakers included
12 user programmes available
Running deck size of L135cm by W46.5cm
Assembled size is H137 x W79 x D171cm.
Requires Home self-assembly / foldable
Price Guide: £550 - £650 @ Argos UK

Comparison Table

A comparison table of the Roger Black Gold Plus Treadmill versus the Roger Black Easy Fold and the Roger Black Platinum treadmill are outlined below to add further clarity of how each of these treadmills compare against one another.

Treadmill:Roger Black GoldRoger Black Easy FoldRoger Black Platinum
Motor:1.25 HP Continuous1 HP Continuous1.75 HP Continuous
Speed:1-16 km/hr1-13 km/hr1-18 km/hr
Inclines:15 levels2 levels (manual)18 levels
Max user weight:18st 13Ibs / 120kg17st 5Ibs / 110kg21st 4Ibs / 135kg
MP3 Connection:IncludedIncludedIncluded
Built in Speakers:IncludedIncludedIncluded
Deck size:L125 x W45cmL120 x W41cmL135 x W46.5cm
Assembled Size:H134 x W78 x D170cmH135 x W71.5 x D163cmH137 x W79 x D171cm
Folded Size:H145 x W78 x D97cmH25.5 x W156.5 x D72cmH148.5 x W79 x D108.5cm
Transport Wheels:IncludedIncludedIncluded
Warranty:12 Months12 Months12 Months

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Part 5: Conclusion with Feedback Opportunity


While this treadmill doesn’t exactly match the quality you get in your local gym, it is still a super option for serious athletes who want a reliable treadmill to use in their own home when they do not have the time to visit their local gym. It can also be promoted at times for less than £400 which is great value for the quality of treadmill you are getting. The power of the motor is not the strongest we have seen or experienced but it still does the job with no problems whatsoever.

The assembly at home part is not too bad as long as you have a second pair of hands to help you and it shouldn’t take any more than 20 minutes to complete on average and you do need to pay particular attention to the steps involved. The one big attraction is the fact that you have the iPad/iPhone holder along with the Bluetooth connection which certainly helps to keep the motivations as high as they should be especially when it comes to getting up on the treadmill week in week out. The one thing though to be aware of is the fact that when it comes off promotion that the price can spike to well over £450 so you should try to hold off and wait when it is being promoted at less than £400 instead.


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