XTerra 6.6 Treadmill Review – Pros and Cons
Xterra is a fairly new brand to the market, offering a range of starter to mid-priced treadmills.
One of their most affordable treadmills is the 6.6 Trail Racer Treadmill – coming in at an attractive price point of $999.
You get some decent basics like a 3.0 HP motor, extra long 60 inch belt and iPod jack with speakers.
So is it a good buy for you? Here’s a review of the XTerra 6.6 Treadmill:
Price: $999 + Free Shipping
Motor: 3.0 HP
Speed: 0 – 12 MPH
Belt: 20 x 60″
Warranty: Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5-Year on Deck, 2 Years on parts, 1 year on Service
Xterra 6.6 Treadmill Review – Pros:
3.0 HP Motor
This is a great motor power at this price point and will easily power you through walking or running workouts.
Side Handrail Controls
You can change the incline or speed from the buttons on the side handrails instead of reaching up to the console. This is handy since reaching up to the console can sometimes throw off your stride.
Heavy and Stable
This treadmill does feel pretty heavy and stable with a high 300 pound user weight capacity. So even if you’re running it doesn’t shake or wobble when you pick up the pace. While it’s not health-club stable, it’s still quite good at this price point.
Folding With Added Help
The XTerra Trail Runner folds up to save you space. Plus there’s a lift-assist mechanism you can use to make it easier to fold and unfold the treadmill – which saves the strain on your back.
iPod Dock With Speakers
You can plug in your iPod and listen to your favorite tunes through the console speakers as you run. This is fairly common now on treadmills but still a nice feature to have.
XTerra 6.6 Treadmill Review – Cons
While the console is large and bright, the plastic push-keys seem a bit outdated, especially for the price point.
New Brand To The Market
While some people don’t really care about this, to other people spending a lot of money, they want a proven brand name.
The XTerra 6.6 Trail Runner gives you some great basics on a solid, steady base. And it comes in at a great price around $1000. There are a few drawbacks however and at this price point, there’s a lot of competition it has to stand up against.
There are other brands that have been around for longer – and XTerra hasn’t made a lot of strides to set itself apart yet.