Trail Racer 6.8 Treadmill
Xterra Trail Racer 6.8 Treadmill Review
Xterra Trail Racer 6.8 treadmill is step up version of TR 6.6 treadmill and seems to be invented for those runners who prefer strong motor with affordable price. This is the most luxurious and feature packed treadmill you can get from Xterra line up and it receives excellent feedback and opinions from users online. The treadmill quality is very good and most important is the price tag isn’t overbearing at $1,299 after discount. In fact, this treadmill does not differ a lot from their TR 6.6, which is priced $200 less and features are not extravagantly different either.
Read more about its features and go to wrap-up section to see are Xterra Trail Racer 6.8 is your best selection.
- Motor : 3.5 HP, Continuous Duty Motor
- Belt : 20″ x 60″ 2-Ply duraweave Treadbelt
- Speed : 0 – 12 MPH Speed
- Incline : 0 – 15% Incline
- Folding : Yes
- Display : 7.5” Blue Backlit Display
- User Weight Capacity : 400lbs
- Warranty : Lifetime Frame and Motor, 5-Years Deck and Parts, 1-Year Labor
MSRP : $1,999
- Sale Price : $1,299
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Motor – 3.5 HP Continuous Duties
Xterra TR 6.8 treadmill is powered by 3.5 HP continuous duties motor and you hardly can find comparable power generation capability in the same price range. Through, the motor falls a bit short compare with the same horsepower motor from others treadmill brand. But it more than enough to adequate 12mph high speed and 15% incline for most runners. And, lifetime warranty coverage for Xterra motor.
Frame – Solid And Rigid
The TR6.8 is definitely going to be the strongest and most sturdy machine in the Xterra lineup and it can support up to 400 lbs weigh capacity. The frame is built with solid and rigid frame with uniweld steel which coated with black and silver color.
The space saving design with “counterbalanced” easy lift and “soft drop” fold-down technology is making the treadmill storage become very easy even the frame is very heavy.
Running Surface – XTRA Soft Cushioning Technology
The running surface is good size in 20” x 60” 2-ply treadbelt and it comes with XTRA Soft cushioning technology which offer decent protection against leg, hip and back injuries. This is most spacious and longest treadbelt at this price point and we hardly ask for more unless you’re looking for commercial grade treadmill. Added, there are multiple soft elastomers under the treadmill deck in order to protect the joint from injuries.
Workout Programs & Heart Rate Monitor – Exact Same As Trail Racer 6.6 Treadmill
Xterra 6.8 treadmill has the exact same program as TR6.6 offer which comes with 7 plus Manual standard programs, the 2 custom programs, and the 2 heart rate controlled programs. The incline and speed can be easily adjusted by using the remote control on the handle bar to achieve your optimum fitness level.
Added, chest grips is included for heart rate monitor during workout.
Console – Bright Blue Backlit Display
The Xterra Trail Racer 6.8 treadmill’s console is wide, bright and stylish. The blue backlit 7.5” LCD display comes with all the fitness information such as pulse, speed, distance, incline, time, and calories burned where you can easily monitor your fitness goal. It is perfect for interval training, incline training or basic running or walking.
Extra Accessory – Standard
There are only standard modern treadmill creature features on this machine like water bottle holder, cooling fan and audio jack which is only MP3 compatible. Xterra may not have those fancy and amazing accessories as it will be more focus on quality and durability of treadmill structure.
Warranty – Additional 3 year Deck Coverage
The Trail Racer 6.8 treadmill is boasting by lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, plus 5 years on deck, parts and 1 year in-home labor. Slightly better compare with TR6.6 treadmill with additional 3 years on deck coverage. But I don’t see it worth additional $200 more for this added warranty and other features. Labor warranty still limited at only 1 year coverage.
Price – Not Worth For The Additional $300 Extra
The selling price of Xterra Trail Racer 6.8 treadmill is at $1,299 with free shipping after discount. But this treadmill does not differ a lot from the TR 6.6 treadmill, which is priced $200 less.
Wrap-up – Recommend Going For Xterra TR 6.6 treadmill
Overall, Xterra Trail Racer 6.8 treadmill has excellent features and it receives excellent feedback and opinions from users online. It is the strongest and most sturdy machine at Xterra lineup. With the selling price of $1,299, Xterra is making a good quality and sturdy treadmill. But I will still recommend going for Xtrerra TR 6.6 treadmill as the differences doesn’t really took much unless you are looking for heavy duty solid machine like what TR6.8 treadmill offer. Xterra TR 6.6 treadmill is the best value from Xterra lineup which has similar specs and features for a pretty significantly lower cost.
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