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Xterra TR 6.6 Treadmill Review

Brand: Xterra
Expert Rating: 3.5 stars

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Quality Components with “Excellent” Rating for Ergonomics

Xterra Trail Rider 6.6 Treadmill ReviewXterra TR 6.6 treadmill is built by Dyaco, which is the same company that builds Sole treadmills, and I generally hold Sole treadmills in high esteem for being low maintenance and durable. The Xterra brand offers similar benefits to Sole treadmills. What you find in an Xterra treadmills, like the TR 6.6, is a value machine built with quality components. It typically sells for around the $1,000 price point.

This statement is further confirmed by a leading consumer magazine review. They ranked the Xterra TR 6.6 treadmill #2 in their list of Budget folding treadmills and was given a “Recommended” designation. The TR 6.6 machine is one of the most popular treadmills offered by Xterra. On their website, it has a 5 star consumer review rating.

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What I like about the Xterra TR 6.6 Treadmill…

  • Wide Blue Backlit LCD Display – 7.5″ LCD display shows Pulse, Speed, Distance, Incline, Time and Calories
  • Speed and Incline Options – 0-12 mph speed, and 15 incline levels on the TR 6.6 will give you some options to get a great workout in.
    • 3.0 CHP Motor – You get a motor powerful enough to handle both walkers and joggers.
    • Heavy-Duty Treadbelt – You get a comfortable 2-ply running surface with a 20” x 60” deck. A feature that was noted by the consumer magazine. You will find the running surface slightly smaller since a portion is covered by the front shroud.
    • Solid Build – The Xterra TR 6.6 weighs in at 265 lbs., which means this is a very solid and stable machine. This machine has a 350 lb weight limit.
    • Handlebar Speed and Incline Controls – Making it easier to make changes on the run.  I find it awkward to change the speed and incline on a console while I run.
    • Lift Assist – This feature makes folding and unfolding your treadmill much easier.
    • XTRA Soft Cushioned Deck – The deck does a good job of absorbing shock without being too bouncy.  Some runners may prefer a deck with a more solid feel.
    • Lifetime Frame and Motor Warranty – This is pretty unheard of in the fitness equipment industry these days, especially at such an affordable price point.

    What I am not crazy about…

    • You get a limited number of installed programs – 7 plus a manual program.  There is not much variety to the programming, as compared to other brands like NordicTrack and ProForm that offer iFit on most of their machines.  Although if you are like me that only uses manual control, then it is not a big deal.  However, you do get 2 heart rate control programs and a wireless heart rate belt, allowing you to define the level of exertion by your heart rate. This was one of the features that the consumer magazine found attractive.
    • The quality of the speakers are mediocre, which is the same with the Sole Treadmills.Trail Rider 6.6 Console
    • The TR 6.6 lacks any Internet connectivity.  More treadmills, even at the same price range, have the ability to connect with the Internet and in the process allow you to access motivational programming designed to assist you in achieving your fitness goals.  These features also allow you to download you stats and monitor your progress.  I suspect they will have these features in future models.

    Xterra TR 6.6 Treadmill Review

    I would put the Xterra TR 6.6 treadmill in the upper echelon of other leading $999 models, such as the Sole E63. Considering that it is built by the same company that builds Sole, I will go out on a limb and say it will probably be a durable and low maintenance machine. If you’re looking for an easy-fold treadmill, with speed and incline capabilities, with cushioning to protect your joints, in the $1,000 price range, this is a great option. Plus, it has a fantastic warranty.


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