Landice L8 Pro Sports Trainer Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
$4900 for a L8 is really a strong drink to have to swallow. If you need a treadmill with these capabilities, you are in the commercial tread range when you get to this price point.
For those serious runners who need higher speeds and more room, the L8 is worth the extra.
The Landice L8 Pro Sports Trainer is a good model for those who want to train at high speeds because of the extra room it provides. That being said, it's overpriced at $4,899. You can get a commercial unit in this price range, or you can pay $800 less to get the L7 version of this model. The only drawback would be the smaller size.
The walking area is very large. The belt measures in at 22" x 63", which is 2" wider and 3" longer than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that's found on many of today's treadmills. If you want to use this treadmill at its maximum speed, the extra room is very useful.
A nice motor powers this machine. It's not exactly impressive at this price range, however. You can find some treadmills that sell for $2,000 and below that offer similar power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A good cushioning system comes on this model. The Standard VFXPlus Shock Absorption Deck is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. It's rare to find a more forgiving or durable running surface on a treadmill that doesn't cost significantly more, but there are plenty of models that are cheaper that use similar cushioning systems.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is pretty good. That being said, you can get comparably priced commercial units, which will be even more durable. The quality of parts is also notable, but you can find better at this high of a cost.
The warranty on the Landice L8 Pro Sports Trainer is great. Labor is covered for 1 year and all parts are covered for life. Not many companies will provide a better warranty than this.