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    Treadmill Recommendations?

    Anyone have a treadmill they really like? And why?

    I want to buy one. I'd like to stay in the $700-$1000 range. Preferrably around $800 but I'd spend more if it was "worth" it.

    I know I definitley want:
    -at least a 2.25 chp motor with a lifetime warranty
    -at least 20 inches wide
    -at least 55 inches long
    -10 mph capability.

    Beyond that, I don't really care. I'm not really into the bells and whistles. I just want it to work and be reliable.


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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    I had a decent one but then I put a plane on it to see if it would take off and it broke



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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Anyone have a treadmill they really like? And why?

    I want to buy one. I'd like to stay in the $700-$1000 range. Preferrably around $800 but I'd spend more if it was "worth" it.

    I know I definitley want:
    -at least a 2.25 chp motor with a lifetime warranty
    -at least 20 inches wide
    -at least 55 inches long
    -10 mph capability.

    Beyond that, I don't really care. I'm not really into the bells and whistles. I just want it to work and be reliable.

    You are gonna need one a lot faster than that if you plan on keeping any aircraft on the ground!


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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    My wife had a bonus about a year and a half ago and was adimat that she should be able to spend it on a good treadmill at Sears. Anyways, we got one - even when I stated that it wouldn't get used - that cost around $800 (on sale from $1,200 or something like that). Needless to say, it has about a mile on it


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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    I used this link.

    Treadmill Best Buy Awards

    I bought a Pacemaster from 2nd Wind a few years ago and they cut me a deal. I paid double of what your budget is but all the ones that were cheaper seemed flimsy and I'm what they call a Clydesdale.



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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    My wife had a bonus about a year and a half ago and was adimat that she should be able to spend it on a good treadmill at Sears. Anyways, we got one - even when I stated that it wouldn't get used - that cost around $800 (on sale from $1,200 or something like that). Needless to say, it has about a mile on it
    You set yourself up for a fat joke right there. I won't go there but someone is going to go there.



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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Like Jeremy pointed out, don't count out a used treadmill since a lot of people rarely use them. Also keep in mind that even if you have a lifetime on the motor they still will charge you fee to come out to your house. I had a bad motherboard on mine after 3 years and they didn't charge anything for the part but they did charge $150 to come out and swap it out.



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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    We got ours at Sears too and have been happy with it.



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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    I had a decent one but then I put a plane on it to see if it would take off and it broke
    Dammit...beat me to it.



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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Every treadmill I've seen at people's houses are used as very expensive clothes hangers.


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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    I used this link.

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    I bought a Pacemaster from 2nd Wind a few years ago and they cut me a deal. I paid double of what your budget is but all the ones that were cheaper seemed flimsy and I'm what they call a Clydesdale.
    I've been to 2nd wind. They are beyond my price range.

    Also, I go 160 lbs soaking wet so I don't need anything real industrial.


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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Every treadmill I've seen at people's houses are used as very expensive clothes hangers.
    Won't happen at our place. We have an elliptical that gets used nightly and has for going on 4 years now. We are looking to expand our winter cardio options.


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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    Every treadmill I've seen at people's houses are used as very expensive clothes hangers.
    I use mine quite a bit in the winter. I have a Proform and am quite happy with it.



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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    Anyone have a treadmill they really like? And why?


    -at least 20 inches wide
    -at least 55 inches long
    -10 mph capability.

    Beyond that, I don't really care. I'm not really into the bells and whistles. I just want it to work and be reliable.
    Pretty specific. Are you 20 inches wide and 55 inches long?



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    Re: Treadmill Recommendations?

    Sears Pro Form (I think). We have had it 4 years my wife and I both use at least 3 times a week. Not a problem since I cussed my way through putting it together.


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