How to Buy A Treadmill
Selecting the right treadmill can be a tough
challenge. This is
because of aggressive marketing combined with the
unknown. If you don't
know what you're doing, you can very well spend a couple thousand
dollars and still end up with something that is not
adequate. In this
article, I will give you information to make sure you select the
perfect treadmill for your needs.
The real key to making a sound treadmill
purchase is to understand what it takes to create a good
treadmill. When you
understand how a treadmill is designed, it will be very easy for
you to compare different models to determine the best
All treadmills on the market share a lot of the
same equipment. The
most important pieces of equipment are the motor, the belt, the
flywheel frame and the rollers. If you like to invite pain into
your world, you can read all the technical data on the construction
from each manufacturer. However, that really doesn't
bring you much closer to understanding the difference between one
treadmill and another.
The treadmill motor is perhaps the most
important element on the treadmill. It gives the belt its power to
move. It's important
to understand that even treadmills with the same horsepower will
Even if one motor is stronger than the other, that doesn't mean the
treadmill with the more powerful motor is better. Often times a big motor is used
to compensate for a poorly designed belt system.
At the same time, usually you won't get enough
power unless the treadmill motor is at least 2
motors tend to break down from motor stress.
The flywheel on a treadmill is what regulates
the speed of the belt.
Cheaply constructed treadmills will have flywheels that deliver
inconsistent speed, which is never desirable. Cheaper treadmills are often
known to deliver a jerky motion when using them. If you're going with an
inexpensive model, I highly advise that you test it out before
Finally, the treadmill belt is the last vital
component in the treadmill. These days treadmill belt
construction has made them more stronger and
However, the real difference is in the length of the
If you're going to use the treadmill frequently or for long
runs, you should choose a larger belt.
Use this information to help
you in selecting the best treadmill in your price range.
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