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Are You Planning To Buy Folding Treadmills?


Folding treadmills are an addition to treadmill genres that are available in the market for the last few years. Treadmills of this genre are specially meant for those folks who are running short of space at their homes. These folding treadmills take comparatively lesser space and could be folded and kept in a corner after use.

Now-a-days a good chunk of treadmill seekers are going for folding treadmills for the sake space convenience. Although this treadmill truly serves the purpose for which it has been manufactured, it fails on one front that is durability of treadmill. Folding treadmills often fall prey to wear and tear with lesser time period of usage.

 If you are very much conscious of stability of a treadmill you better not buy a folding treadmill. Because even best folding treadmill models happen to be less stable than mediocre non-folding brands of treadmills.


In case you are determined to buy a folding treadmill you should not prefer a cheaper treadmill instead you should go for a folding model that is priced above thousand dollars. For rigorous running exercises folding models of very superior quality are recommended. These running folding treadmills are often priced above fifteen hundred dollars.

Most of the folding treadmills come with hydraulics that makes it easier for users to fold the equipment.

A folding treadmill that comes with a warranty period of more than two years happens to be good treadmill to be bought for home use. Usually folks having short term exercise needs plan to buy folding models. Once their exercise needs are over they dispose it off in no time. If you are planning to buy a treadmill for your long term exercise and fitness requirement you should better avoid a folding model.

Very recently it has been noticed that manufacturers have come up with certain folding models that could compete with their stationary counterparts on stability front. But these treadmills come at very high price and are beyond the reach of those who support average income.

In sphere of folding treadmills two brands happen to be front runners and they are indulged in a stiff competition to expand their sales. These are Smooth Treadmills and Sole Treadmills. Some of the models of these brands happen to be immensely popular and are most sought after among folding treadmill users. For example SoleF85 and Smooth5.25 have set record of maximum treadmill sales. Baring these two top models Sole80, Smooth6.25 and Bowflex7 are popular folding treadmill models.

Before picking any of these, be very sure about your needs.