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Posted: 2/5/2006 2:35:13 PM EDT
My NordicTrack POS treadmill just shit the bed - any ideas for a replacement? It has to fold, have a good warranty, and cost less than 1500 bucks. I'm looking to buy right now, so it has to be a new model currently available.

Thoughts?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:00:08 PM EDT
Check out Consumer Reports' last month issue. They checked out some treadmills and rated them.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:10:45 PM EDT
a pair of cross country skies
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:11:41 PM EDT
Just bought a Pacemaster Gold for 1800. VEry nice unit. It is worth it
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:19:53 PM EDT
Check craigslist for a fairly new dust collector.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:26:28 PM EDT
Spend the money on good running shoes and run. Use the difference on a new gun or more ammo. Or both.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:29:25 PM EDT
Pacemaster


Look here
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:30:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CavVet:
Check craigslist for a fairly new dust collector.




I have a one here next to me for 600.00
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:33:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CavVet:
Check craigslist for a fairly new dust collector.




Great advice. You'd be surprised at the deals you can get from the hippies on craigslist.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:56:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 6:56:55 PM EDT by criley]
Ever think of a Schwinn AirDyne instead? Gives me a great workout for a lot less than $1500.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:19:04 PM EDT
Smooth Fitness treadmills (and specifically the 6.25 which is in your price range) seem to get good reviews: www.smoothfitness.com/

You can go to The Treadmill Doctors to read their reviews on different brands: www.tmdoctor.com/pages/home_treadmill_reviews.php
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:24:32 PM EDT
a used $3k dollar one someone bought and never used, like 90% of the treadmills out there.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:45:26 PM EDT
The sidewalk.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:54:18 PM EDT
THREAD HIJACK ...

why is it if i walk across a field fairly fast i get winded...


but i can do the thread mill for a while before even breaking a sweat? < tried it at varies speeds.. >


end of thread hijack..

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:57:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:
THREAD HIJACK ...

why is it if i walk across a field fairly fast i get winded...




what kind of field?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:02:44 PM EDT
flat field... grassy ...

damn i think i just answered my own question... ... maybe i have to lift my legs just a little higher each time due to the grass,,,, and the thread mill is pretty much putting one foot in front of the other ..

even using the incline option... its "diffrent" walking that field then 30 minutes on the machine
then again sometimes the machine is the only option due to time weather...



end of thread hi jack...
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:11:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:
flat field... grassy ...

damn i think i just answered my own question... ... maybe i have to lift my legs just a little higher each time due to the grass,,,, and the thread mill is pretty much putting one foot in front of the other ..

even using the incline option... its "diffrent" walking that field then 30 minutes on the machine
then again sometimes the machine is the only option due to time weather...



end of thread hi jack...



and are your shoes different?

Grass offers more resistance than a perfectly flat treadmill.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 8:59:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cluster:
THREAD HIJACK ...

why is it if i walk across a field fairly fast i get winded...


but i can do the thread mill for a while before even breaking a sweat? < tried it at varies speeds.. >


end of thread hijack..





I think you need to push yourself on that tread mill a little more.....

Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:04:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/6/2006 9:05:43 AM EDT by nightstalker]
A side note on treadmills.

We had the Pacific Shoreline Marathon in Huntington Beach yesterday. The woman who won, Nadia Noorzai, of Irvine, CA only trains on a treadmill.....2:57.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:05:37 AM EDT
My wife has a 2yo Sports Art for sale. $2500 new.
Pro model, extra long track. Very nice looking too.
We can let it go for $1000. We are moving.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:09:00 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:22:39 AM EDT


On this marked ride, I'm guessing. Not PA.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:27:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Engineer:
Smooth Fitness treadmills (and specifically the 6.25 which is in your price range) seem to get good reviews: www.smoothfitness.com/

You can go to The Treadmill Doctors to read their reviews on different brands: www.tmdoctor.com/pages/home_treadmill_reviews.php



I just ran on my Smooth 7.1 this am.

Very well made, a runer's treadmill, not a walker.

Built to take a beating, very solid, very heavy.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:28:31 AM EDT
I have a pacemaster and Love it.... It's was $1600.......


It's a simple thing. Run on them, cheap one kill's my knees... You can tell the difference in about 5 minutes of running...

Most store's let you try before you buy.........
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:29:58 AM EDT
I would have to highly recommend "Smooth Fitness". I bought one six years ago and is still running perfect. The motors have a ten year warranty, but I have not needed to use it so far. Mine gets a lot of use, between me, my wife and even my brother comes over to use it a few times a week. They have all different price ranges, check 'em out..... SMOOTH FITNESS
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:33:02 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 2/7/2006 3:15:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 3:17:02 PM EDT by DOW]
I went with this, I think I got a good deal - paid $1700 total. Built by True.
Fitline T400
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