Okay, after all that hard work, finally we’ve sifted out the losers of the first round, and moved the winners up to round 2. We’re getting closer to the best buys. This round is going to be more intense, and require serious performance of each treadmill, or they’re out. This is great because it lets all of you who are curious to go through and find out why the best buys are in the best buys, and how they got there. I’ve got the whole tournament laid out for you.

The competitors of this round will be:

budget category:

  • Horizon T101 – $599
  • Golds Gym Crosswalk 570 – $599
  • Proform Performance 400 – $599
  • Nordictrack A2750 Pro – $799
  • Livestrong 10.0 T – $999
  • Nordictrack C900 – $999
  • Proform Power 995 – $999
  • Nordictrack A2550 Pro – $699
  • Proform 590T – $599
  • Sole F63 – $999
  • Proform Performance 600 – $799

Medium Category:

  • Smooth 6.75 – $1,199
  • Yowza Biscayne – $1,299
  • Freemotion 750 Interactive – $1,299
  • Proform Performance 1450 – $1,499
  • Yowza Smyrna – $1,399
  • Nordictrack Commercial 1750 – $1,499
  • Nordictrack Elite 9500 Pro – $1,999
  • Nordictrack Incline Trainer X7i – $1,799
  • Nordictrack Commercial 1500 – $1,299
  • Sole S77 – $1,899
  • Smooth 9.35 HR – $1,699
  • Yowza Keewadin – $1,299
  • Nordictrack Reflex 4500 Pro – $1,999
  • Smooth 7.35 – $1,449

High-end Category:

  • Nordictrack Incline Trainer X7i $1999
  • Nordictrack Reflex 8500 Pro – $2,999
  • Nordictrack Elite 9700 Pro – $3,299
  • Nordictrack C1250 – $2,999
  • Smooth 9.65LC – $2,174
  • LifeSpan Pro 3 – $2499
  • Smooth 9.45 ST – $1,899

I look forward to pitting these winners up against eachother. It should be a great tournament. We’ll have a new one about each day, so if you want to learn everything about what makes a treadmill good vs. bad, come read these.