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September 22, 2009

bookofjoe's favorite thing


I spend more enjoyable waking hours on it than anywhere else on the planet.

Seven days a week, hours every day at 2.0 mph, striding along ever so happily.

It's my new Smooth Fitness 7.6HR Pro treadmill (above) and it's been heaven on earth for this committed treadmill workspace acolyte in the two months I've had it.

My trusty, long-since discontinued Smooth 5.15 gave up the ghost after four plus years of faithful, reliable and quiet service, far longer than it had any business lasting considering the hours of daily use year in and year out.

The 7.6 represents a big step up in terms of features, true, what with a bigger motor, wider and longer bed with better shock absorption and a heavier frame.

But that's not why I opted for it.

The nature of my workspace requires that my computer has to be somehow integrated with my treadmill, and that requires a console with a stabilizing lip near the lowest point of its upper face (below).

Pircture 2

The 5.15 had one but its successor, the 5.45, doesn't; the next one up the Smooth line that has that secure raised edge, preventing my whole shebang from crashing down to the floor, is the 7 series.

Pricey at $1,999, but worth it.

I'm looking for 7–10 years from this puppy.

Bonus: the wider and longer belt, along with the tricked-out bed, make running on it very feasible and comfortable.

Nice wide (six inches on each side) flat running boards to rest on when I want to step off from time to time.

And, the hallmark of Smooth, it's quiet as a library.

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Posted by: Free Wheelin Foont | Sep 22, 2009 2:29:46 PM

May your new treadmill have a long and problem-free life

Posted by: Milena | Sep 22, 2009 2:06:42 PM

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