can anyone recommend a decent treadmill to me, looking for a 2.5 - 3.0 chp and to hold weight 20 stone and above as my hubby will use it. im running half marathons done 5 this year but want to get a decent treadmill for the winter months . thanks
Horizon, Vision Fitness or Life Fitness all offer quality machines that can handle a bit of a bashing. They are not cheap but if you buy cheap, with respect to your husband, it will be rattling to pieces in a short time
thanks for the reply i have looked at horizon would you know anything about nordictrack
Hi Janetta. I have owned a Nordic Track C2000 for a few years - it is unavailable now but I assume there will be an equivalent model. It is a very substantial treadmill weighing over 90 kg, I would suggest you need something like this, the cheap models are lightweight and clattery by comparison. It took 4 of us to get it upstairs into the room where I wanted it! This one will fold up and has a fan & music connection, it will do either miles or k's. Top speed is 4:50 miling!
Lastly, it is well worth getting some proper gym matting to put underneath the treadmill - the treadmill shop will usually sell this too.
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I've just been looking at the Pro Rider Mobility one, looks good spec (marketed as a commercial one) and decent for the price direct from the manufacturer. I'm aiming to try it out in the showroom (luckily 6 or 7 miles away only from where I live) next week.
Daeve did you ever get around to testing this treadmill?.....I have one ordered and am curious to know what it's like. Cheers.
Thanks for the feedback Daeve, really appreciate it. I got a text message last night saying to expect delivery today...So I am really pleased that you find the treadmill was worth the money. I bought a Roger Black Gold treadmill from Argos eight weeks ago and it broke on the 6th week.....just stopped dead...luckily I was only doing 6.5 with no incline at the time. I had a bit of a problem getting a full refund but eventually they agreed, so I put the odds toward this Pro Rider Mobility one.....hopefully I will have better luck with that. Thanks again for the heads up. -Das
Dastardley, did you get this pro rider and what is you opinion? looking to buy this and not seen much feedback about it
To update - I've been using it a lot in the bad weather. It's still a bit loud when you land on it (I could do with a thicker mat I think to dampen the noise), and at higher speeds after a lot of use, it started to slip quite a lot so I became unhappy with it, I then read the manual
The slippage was easily solved by a few allen key turns to tighten the belt, and also I added a bit of silicone lubricant under the belt - now it works perfectly. The only negatives I've found is that it is only in metric, and the HRM is useless (a - because you have to hold it, which while running is silly and b - because when you do hold it it shows around 75 regardless!). Saying that I use my Garmin HRM anyway.
Overall very happy with it after 4 months of use, only had it up to 18kph as there's a patio windo behind me (ouch!) and no issues with the power.
I've only ever been on a big gym one before so can't compare it to other home ones.
I've kinda narrowed down to pro rider, JTX sprint 5 or possible horizon model
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