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I am in the market for a treadmill. Can someone please let me know which treadmill is the best. I know that I'll spend around $1500. I'm not a member of a gym and I want to continue to run when its freezing outside. I'm in Indianapolis and the weather can be up and down.

Thu. Nov 30, 4:52pm

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I bought a True back in the late 1990s. I love it. It is really quiet. I can walk on it on a Saturday morning and not wake up my family. I don't remember what I spent, but it was something in the $1000-$1500 range. When I've had the occasion to compare it to gym-quality treadmills, the quality compares favorably.

I've also heard good things about the Bowflex 7-Series, also in the $1500 range.

Thursday, November 30, 2006, 6:21 PM

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I bought a Nordicktrack C2200 from Sears. For me, it is well worth the money.
It has a heavy-duty motor, and it also goes up to a 12% incline and 10 mph. I think we paid about $1200 once all was said and done...(including warranty)

I mostly walk on it, with a little running here and there. My hubby and I invested in the extended warranty because I use it quite a bit to train for the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks. The warranty gives us a free "tune-up" every year for 5 years.

I love it because once I calculated the cost of a health club vs. how much I would use it, the treadmill made the most sense to me. (A health-club would be about $900 a year for the 2 of us, if we joined the Powerhouse gym by our house.)

I love having my treadmill because when it's nasty outside, I can just go to my basement and hop onto it vs. having to waste time getting bundled up and driving to the health club... :-) Plus, our work hours make it difficult to go to a health club that is not 24 hours... This way, have my own personal gym at home--I'll usually filp on the TV or drop in a DVD and am done in no time at all. :-)

Sunday, December 03, 2006, 4:00 AM

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As a fitness retailer...

nautilus makes a good treadmill but there have been issues with poor after care- meaning if you need a part it takes forever to get it.

With the greatest respect to the above poster, Nordic track doesn't make a great treadmill. It's not a high end quality treadmill. (Good call getting the warranty with Sears though)

Horizon makes a great motor and has great warranties. They are however lighter weight machines with lower user weight capacities, and prone to bouncing when being run on.

Bladez makes a great treadmill at a decent price- decent motor, great cushioning, solid and sturdy for people wishing to run alot. Great warranties.

Lifefitness makes fantastic treadmills, but probably none in the price range you're looking at.

Sunday, December 03, 2006, 9:08 PM

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My gym has Lifefitness treadmills. I do like them - strong motor, no slipping, comfortable deck and great for tall people like myself who have a really long stride. I have also used Preccor (sp?) as was satisfied, but have not used them as much. I have also used a Welso - which I cannot recommend. It's top speed was 5 mph and the deck was quite short. I've also tried a manual treadmill (no motor) which was just plain uncomfortable unless you were sprinting.

Happy shopping!

Monday, December 04, 2006, 1:35 AM

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To the 9:08 pm retailer - thanks so much for your thoughtful comments!

Monday, December 04, 2006, 6:14 AM

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