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Star Trac TR4500HR Treadmill - A Review


When you're searching for a treadmill for your home or club,you'll find Star Trac treadmills at the top of your shoppinglist, and for good reason. StarTrac has garnered areputation for quality and superior machines since theirappearance on the treadmill scene in the 70's, and hasbecome sort of the Cadillac of treadmills. The TR4500HRtreadmill is another in their line of great exercisemachines.

Star Trac treadmills offer many features, and this one is noexception. Weighing in at a solid 284 lbs., the 4500 measuresa healthy 20"x62", thus affording the user room to move! I'ma big guy, and I appreciated the roominess. The unit has amaximum user capacity of 350 lbs. Powered by a 2.5hpcontinuous speed motor, the Star Trac TR4500HR is capable ofspeeds from 0-10 mph, and inclines from 0-15%, (for those ofyou with a death wish!) the 4500 is primed with all thepower you need for a great workout! For ease on your knees,the 4500 features the Impact Absorption System, IAS, whichcushions impact on your ankles, knees, hip and back.

Star Trac treadmills feature a useful and easy to usedisplay, with a heart rate monitoring system that you cantie into your target training zone, as well as hundreds ofpre-programmed training selections, all the while recordingyour time, distance, speed, calories, laps and pace. Theunit also features a built-in rack for towels, water andeven a stereo, and can handle up to 50 different user id's.

The in-home warranty is one year parts on the motor and 6months labor, as well as 90 days on the wearable parts(grips, belts, pads) and lifetime phone support. I foundthis warranty a mite skimpy for a treadmill with it'sreputation and price (around $6000 but you can do better)but all in all, for all the bells and whistles that the StarTrac TR4500HR treadmill brings to the table, you'd be hardpressed to find a better machine.

Keith Thompson is the webmaster at Best Treadmills, a siteoffering the best buys on treadmills onthe web today!


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