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katluvr2012-04-30 19:17:55 +0000 #1
I am looking to purchase a treadmill. Although I despise doing much of my running time on TMs they are great for speed work and incline work. Any recommendations of a good one that is under $1000. I need it to be steady enough to do full 15% incline (training for Pikes Peak again).

Thanks!

K
7rider2012-04-30 19:21:26 +0000 #2
Let's see...

Needs:

1. Running

2. Running at 15% grade

3. Under $1,000

Honestly, I think you're looking at a gym membership.

You'd be hard pressed to find a quality, sturdy enough machine to meet those needs for $1k. Maybe you can get one used, or even an old reconditioned one - but I just spent twice that on a Sole F85 at Sears and it was the best "consumer grade" machine (as opposed to a professional or gym quality one, which new would set you back even more) I could find for my more modest needs. Maybe a lower model Sole would work for you - the f80 of other - but even still, you're looking at $1500 before delivery.

I think there is a website - treadmillreview.com?? - that may help you in you search.
Selkie2012-04-30 19:54:16 +0000 #3
Quote:

Originally Posted by 7rider

Let's see...

Needs:

1. Running

2. Running at 15% grade

3. Under $1,000

Honestly, I think you're looking at a gym membership.

You'd be hard pressed to find a quality, sturdy enough machine to meet those needs for $1k. Maybe you can get one used, or even an old reconditioned one - but I just spent twice that on a Sole F85 at Sears and it was the best "consumer grade" machine (as opposed to a professional or gym quality one, which new would set you back even more) I could find for my more modest needs. Maybe a lower model Sole would work for you - the f80 of other - but even still, you're looking at $1500 before delivery.

I think there is a website - treadmillreview.com?? - that may help you in you search.

Agree 100% with 7. If you buy something under $1K, you'll end up replacing it with something more expensive.

You could look for something used. Do they have used sports equipment stores in your area (like www.playitagainsports.com/ ). We consigned some stuff there in the past, but never purchased from them. It was a good experience on our end (caveat: this was several years ago).
katluvr2012-04-30 19:50:25 +0000 #4
Ok, let me rephrase my question....does anyone have a treadmill they would recommend? I'll deal with cost later, just looking for recommendations.

Thanks

K

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