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Sole TT8 Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

A very solid treadmill if you need it for a light institutional model but for the home, it doesn't make sense.

Sole TT8 Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$2300

Walking Area:

9

Power:

8

Cushioning:

6.5

Reliability:

7.2

Noise Level:

7

Quality:

7.2

Value:

5.2

Warranty:

5.5

Overall Rating: 6.93

If you go with the S77 model, you get the same motor, same belt size, many of the same features, and a longer warranty for $400 less.

The Sole TT8 is a solid treadmill. At $2,299.99, it does little to set itself apart from the pack. The Sole F85 or S77 would be much better options. They both offer similar quality, but cost $300 and $400 less, respectively.

The walking area is a very nice size. The belt measures in at 22" x 60". This is a good 2" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt. The extra width may make users who have a wider stance and are used to the standard belt size feel more comfortable.

An excellent motor powers this machine. You have to pay $3,000 before you start seeing models that have significantly better power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are obtainable. This should be fast enough to challenge even experienced runners.

The cushioning system on this treadmill is just okay at this price. You can find models selling for $1,000 less that offer running surfaces with better impact resistance or durability. For $200 more than this model, you can see a significant increase in the quality of cushioning systems that are offered.

As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model does very well. There are very few treadmills in this price range that have a longer life expectancy. This kind of durability is what you expect to see in models that cost $1,000 more than this one does. The quality of parts is also quite impressive.

Noise levels won't be a problem with this machine. This treadmill is extremely quiet during operation. There are less than 10 models we reviewed that make less noise than this one.

The warranty on the Sole TT8 is good. Labor is covered for 2 years; wear items and electronics are covered for 5 years; and the motor, deck, and frame are covered for life. This type of coverage isn't particularly special at this price, but it's not bad, either.

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