The Treadmill Sensei keeps his vow to get back on track and getting reviews out every weekday! The DOJO has been busy as the holiday season fast approaches and yesterday I was able to get on a treadmill I haven’t seen in the shop for months. The bad boy that came in was the Smooth 6.25 Treadmill. Now, Smooth has had a rough couple of years in the past, but this year has shaped up wonderfully for them. Smooth continues to be the highest selling treadmill online and it is because of great machines like the 6.25.
The best way to describe the Smooth 6.25 is: one of the only folding treadmills under $1500 designed and engineered for full on, serious running. This treadmill is beefy and built to take hours of pounding per day. The deck is slightly undersized at 20×54, but the shock absorption, incredibly comfortable belt, and the very quiet motor more than make up for it. If you’re 6′ or under, then running on the Smooth 6.25 treadmill is a dream. If you’re taller than that, check out a Sole or Vision for some additional length.
The 2.75 HP motor on the 6.25 treadmill is one of the largest, quietest and smoothest to be found under $1500…and one of the best under $2000. In 5+ years of dealing with Smooth treadmills, we’ve only had 2 motor issues here in the DOJO.
The Smooth 6.25 only has 6 programs, but most people only use around 3 with any consistency, so that isn’t a big deal. It also has large 2.5″ rollers and a pretty decent standard warranty. If you’re looking for a solid runners treadmill priced at under $1500, the Smooth 6.25 is an excellent choice. The only downside is for taller runners who will probably want to look elsewhere for more running surface.
The Sensei is glad Smooth has worked out its earlier production issues and put out this fine unit. The Smooth 6.25 Treadmill gets 3.5 out of 5 Golden Buddahs.
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Smooth 6.25 Treadmill Specifications
Motor: 2.75 HP
Running Area: 20×54
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
Unit Weight: 260lbs
Max User Weight: 355
Max Speed: 10 MPH
-The Treadmill Sensei