CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-27-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
Harry Palley
Member Harry Palley is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Amherst  MA
Posts: 92
In the hunt for a treadmill

I'm looking to get my sorry *** back into Crossfit Endurance, and I'm in the market for a treadmill to suit the job (New England weather, love/hate relationship I suppose).

However, with the majority of the CFE WOD's being of that beloved high intensity, I have no idea which treadmills can withstand the consistant use... the only distinctions I'm seeing thus far has been price tags.

Any Crossfit Endurance guys/gals out there that have experience training the WOD's on a treadmill? Any sort of recommendation would be awesome. Wouldn't be fun if I opted for something cheap and the burned out the motor (since I'm so nasty fast of course).

Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 05:40 PM   #2
Julie Temlak
Member Julie Temlak is offline
 
Julie Temlak's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Boston  MA
Posts: 166
Re: In the hunt for a treadmill

I'm in the same boat and am considering purchasing a Sole treadmill. Check them out, great reviews and pretty inexpensive for the quality. You can buy them direct or through DicksSporting Goods. I do most of the WOD's on the treadmill with no problems. Good luck!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
David Sailor
Member David Sailor is offline
 
David Sailor's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Londonderry  NH
Posts: 533
Re: In the hunt for a treadmill

Yes, New England. A great place, 9 months of the year.

I have a Landice and it's built like a tank.

This site, wfs, The Treadmill Doctor, does a great job of reviewing treadmills:

http://www.treadmilldoctor.com/
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 09:52 PM   #4
James Falkner
Member James Falkner is offline
 
James Falkner's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orlando  FL
Posts: 608
Re: In the hunt for a treadmill

+100 for Landice treadmills. I'm 215+ lbs and my Landice L7 has held up nicely for 5 years. My main buying criteria were:

1. No rattling when I'm running at 10mph on it. Most models I tried rattled like they were about to fly apart, except the Landice.

2. Warranty. Landice has lifetime warranty on all parts, including belt. And I think 2 years labor. So now if anything breaks I can get a replacement for free, for the rest of my life. and if I install it myself, then all repairs are free for life. Can't beat that!

3. Make sure you try it out first (duh). Watch for small decks, too much cushioning, rattling, dumb console options you'll never use (but will pay for), make sure you have enough amps in your home circuits to run it (mine was tripping a 20A fuse consistently - when the t'mill was rated at 15A). then I moved it to a different circuit, and no problems since. Also watch out for small motors (and ignore everything about them, except for the "continuous duty" rating - that's the one that burns out motors when it's not high enough). Get 4HP or more. Also consider deck size. You probably don't need as big as you think. Another reason to try it out.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2008, 06:55 AM   #5
Harry Palley
Member Harry Palley is offline
 
Profile:
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Amherst  MA
Posts: 92
Re: In the hunt for a treadmill

Julie/David/James, thanks for the suggestions and recommendations. Definitely will check into these today - very helpful.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #6
Frank Cheatham
Member Frank Cheatham is offline
 
Frank Cheatham's Avatar
 
Profile:
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pickerington  OH
Posts: 79
Re: In the hunt for a treadmill

David and James are on the money to steer you toward
Landice.
I've sold and serviced treadmills for 25 years and Landice
is one of the best.
One other manufacturer you may want to consider would be
True. Their PS100 is a home unit that we have been authorized
to sell in light commercial installations.
Also find out who services the unit .
Internet vendors and sporting good stores usually are
not the service provider, they turn the service over to a service
company that may not be able to take care of the product in a timely
manner.
A tread is a great training partner.
Good luck
__________________
Frank Cheatham www.berrysbarbell.com w/fs
"Some are meant to call 911, some to answer".
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Treadmill Vs Track James Rios Exercises 16 01-21-2008 06:17 AM
"Fat Men Can't Hunt" Travis Mulroy Nutrition 2 09-09-2007 02:00 AM
Getting rid of my treadmill John de la Garza Fitness 3 04-25-2007 03:59 AM
Mark Hunt Highlight by Mick B Matthew Nielsen CrossPit 4 05-14-2006 10:49 AM
Mick 'B Highlight - Mark Hunt Matthew Nielsen CrossPit 0 03-24-2006 10:07 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.