MID RANGE TREADMILLS
BEST MID RANGE TREADMILLS
If you are serious about running but you are not athlete type then perhaps mid range treadmill is certainly for you. It is for the same reason that his segment is very competitive since the consumer wants maximum features in the minimum possible price. There are reviews of some of the best mid range treadmills below. Read on to find which treadmill suits you the best. I would also like to place a disclaimer saying that this is my personal opinion since there is no way you can come up with a review that will suit all. The reason as you would understand is simple. There are many parameters upon which we can decide or rate the treadmills. Some place more emphasis on the build while other will give importance to the console and some other will fret about warranty and hence the discrepancy.
Having told you about the nature of my difficult job I would like to present review of 3 of the best mid-priced home models; the Bowflex Treadmill, the PaceMaster Treadmill and the Trimline Treadmill.
The Bowflex Series 7 Treadmill
Bowflex is one of those brands which are popular for the strength building but recently it has become an important player in the mid-priced market. The Series 7 treadmill is their top notch model and will cost you around $1,400.
The best features of the Bowflex Series 7 treadmill are as following
- the 3.0 HP continuous duty motor
- Tread belt that is 20″ X 60″, which is ideal for those who are sprinting or are tall.
- The maximum speed is 12 mph and
- Maximum inclination is 12%.
The only problem with it is that it’s a little noisy and people complained about the warranty too.
The PaceMaster Gold Elite Treadmill
The PaceMaster Gold Elite treadmill retails for around $2,200.
The Gold Elite treadmill from PaceMaster has the following features
- 3 hp continuous duty McMillan motor.
- It’s maximum speed is 12 mph, the same of the Bowflex Series 7 treadmill,
- The PaceMaster can handle a weight load of up to 400 lbs, compare to the Bowflex weight limit of 300 lbs.
- Its inclination is from 0 to 15 degrees in 0.5 degree increments.
- The 2-ply belt is rated for 10,000 miles.
As you can see it is expensive than Bowflex but it offers good warranty- You get lifetime warranty on the frame with 12 years on the motor and a 5 year parts and 1 year labor warranty.
The Trimline T370 HRC Treadmill
The following are the features of it.
- American made 3 HP continuous motor and a 20″ x 57″ tread belt.
- Its speed is a little less at 11 mph and also its inclination is 0 – 12 degrees.
- Its weight capacity is a pretty respectable 350 lbs.
- There’s a large LED display that provides feedback on time, speed, distance, incline, calories, pace, cal/min, heart rate and other fitness parameters.
It retails for around $1,600.Of the three it offers best warranty- a 30 year warranty on frame and drive motor with 3 years parts and 2 year labor warranty.
To choose from the three is a tricky job but then you have the facts to make an informed choice.