Treadmill Reviews

Cybex Trotter Elite Treadmill

As the price indicates, the Cybex Trotter Elite is a light commercial treadmill that can be bought for home use. It is made to last and can sustain years of heavy pounding when used at home. It scores high on quality, reliability and almost anything except the price.

When you shell out close to $6,000 you expect the treadmill to be top-class in every aspect and the Trotter Elite fulfills most expectations. The heavy-duty welded steel frame makes sure the treadmill handles rough use and muffles jarring. At 2.5 HP Continuous Duty, the motor is not as strong as some of the competitors' but is usually all that is required by heavy joggers and runners. You can back upon it to run smoothly over several years of rough use.

The 4-ply belt is made of resilient material and the running zone is a long and wide 20 inches x 59 inches. Most users will find the running zone big enough for free and natural running. The shock absorption system by Stable-flex ensures that users can work out intensely without worrying about injuries to the ankles, knees and hips. The maximum user weight that the treadmill can handle is a huge 400 lbs.

A distinctive feature of the Cybex Trotter Elite treadmill is the negative incline of two percent. It simulates downhill running that is especially useful in long workout programs. Not many treadmills provide this feature. It runs at speeds up to 12.4 mph and inclines from -2 to 15 percent.

There are 7 built-in programs that utilize these features and the heart rate monitor to provide a wide variety of challenging workouts. Programs include manual, target heart rate, 5K, 9 holes, and calorie count. Heart rate control is very much available and the rate is monitored using a wireless chest strap.

The Cybex Trotter Elite treadmill is made to last long but since it was introduced as a commercial model, the warranties speak in terms of commercial settings. The warranty is 10 years on the frame, 5 years on the motor, 3 years on wear parts, and 1 year on labor. You will find this warranty worse than what is offered for mid-priced residential-use treadmills. But you can rest assured that you won't run into many problems when the use is limited to home.


Cost: $ 5,995
Motor: 2.5 HP Continuous Duty
Speed: 0.5 - 12.4 mph
Incline: -2 - 15 percent
Treadbelt: 20 x 60 inches
Max user weight: 400 lb
Folding: No
Built-in programs: 7
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Warranty: 10 years on frame, 5 years on motor, 3 years on wear parts, 1 year on labor