Shopped the specialty stores in Cleveland and saw many great treadmills. We went online to find many other great machines by Sole and Smooth. When we finally decided to buy a treadmill. The one machine that we found to be superior was the 6.6 Xterra Trail Racer. It had all the features of the upper priced machines with a price far lower, and it was a better value than those we compared online.
There are away too many treadmill companies out there to choose from. I only look at two things: weight capacity and frame durability. I'm a big dude and need to know this thing is going to hold up strong with my heavy footed pounding. So far this thing has rocked out for me! No issues and we're 5 months in with heavy use. No regrets for this price!
first and foremost the screen and deck are gorgeous and well worth the money i paid. i was just a bit disappointed in the sound quality of the speakers but no one really uses speakers nowadays with ipods and phones so was never a big issue. i just wished i had gotten some help getting it delivered. shes a heavy machine!!
I'M A BIG GUY AT 290LBS AND NEEDED SOMETHING THAT CAN SUPPORT ME RUNNING. THIS DECK IS RATED AT 350LBS AND WAS BY FAR THE BEST BARGAIN IVE FOUND ONE ONE THAT CAN SUPPORT HEAVIER GUYS. SO FAR SO GOOD. NO PROBLEMS. HOPE I DONT HAVE TO USE THE WARRANTY!!
As soon as I started checking out the market for treadmills, I knew that I was gonna have to come up with a list of what I needed. There is just so much out there that I felt like I was drowning in choices. I ended up deciding on the Trail Racer 6.6, and here's why :
-It has to be easy to use and control while you're on it. I wanted something I could read and change without any problems. The touch controls work great and the screen is nice and big. And the handlebar controls for speed and incline work awesome. I like having options like that when I work out.
-It has to be something that will last a long time. This treadmill has a good steel frame thats not gonna fall apart on you. A bit tough to put together, but we got it done.
-I had to know what my pulse rate was doing. The 6.6 comes with the chest strap you can use to keep track of your heartrate. I like keeping track of it, so I know when I should slow things down or work harder.
-I had to be able to afford the thing. Some of these treadmill prices are crazy. I don't need stuff for a pro gym, I need something to use at home. This one had all the stuff I was looking for, and I didn't need a second mortgage to buy it. Nice price.
I wasn't going to let another year's resolution to lose weight and feel better get away from me. No, this time I was actually going to give it a try. So I started checking out treadmills.
I live in a small apartment, so I don't have the space to have one out for use all the time. And some of these folding units are just ridiculous, you'll throw your back out trying to fold them up and wheel them in to the closet! Not the Trail Racer 6.6. That lift assist really works well and makes it easy to set up and to put away. It's a solid treadmill for a pretty good price.