Xterra TR6.6 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The most compelling model of the Xterra lineup and if you want the latest and greatest of the new treadmills on the market, this one should make your short list.
Costco has been selling these and we have heard good results from the customers about the quality. Hope they keep it up.
The Xterra TR6.6 is the model we would choose out of all the Xterra treadmills. It has good quality, and the price tag isn't overbearing at $1,299. Consider the fact that it offers a larger walking area, better motor, more durability, and a more extensive warranty than the TR6.3 does for only $100 more, it's an obvious choice.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 60", which is the standard size walking belt found on many of today's treadmills. This should provide plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A nice motor powers this machine. You'll have to pay significantly more to find a treadmill with greater 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. Cushioned deck technology is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. A couple hundred dollars more can get you a treadmill with a slightly more durable or forgiving running surface.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine does quite well. There are plenty of treadmills selling for more than $2,000 that have a shorter life expectancy than this model has. The quality of parts is also impressive for a model that costs $1,299.
The warranty on the Xterra TR6.6 is pretty bad. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 2 years, the deck is covered for 5 years, and the frame and motor are covered for life. You should really be getting a better warranty than this if you are going to pay more than $1,000 for your treadmill. It's particularly strange considering the durability of this machine.