Today your Treadmill Sensei is just about conviced he’s going to die before the end of the day. You see, we had another fairly incompentent driver come in from one of the freight companies to drop off equipment and I wound up pulling a whole bunch of nifty muscles in my back. You’d be surprised at how much muscles there are in your back that you can hurt.
Luckily, I go to a great chiropractor down in Huntington Beach and they have an adjustment table waiting for me tomorrow. Until then I’m hunched over and just want to die.
For now I’m going to review the treadmill which caused me so much pain today, the Sole S73 treadmill. This unit is an easy one to review because it is just the non-folding version of the Sole F83 treadmill, which I’ve already reviewed.
With the Sole S73 you get the same giant 3 horsepower, high-torque, low RPM motor as the F83. You get the same maximum speed (12 MPH), same max incline (15%), same heart rate monitor and control, same just about everything. The only two differences are the non-folding nature of the S73 and the slightly shorter deck length. The S73 has a 20×55 where the F83 has a 20×58. So, you’re getting a slightly shorter deck but saving around $100. Not a terrible trade off, but I would have preferred it if the Sole S73 treadmill had the same deck as the F83.
You really can’t go wrong with the Sole S73 but if you can spare the extra $100 I’d just upgrade to the F83 and get more running room. For not being quite as good as the Sole F83, the Treadmill Sensei gives the Sole S73 treadmill 4 out of 5 golden buddahs.
The Sole S73 comes in at 4 gold buddahs out of 5.
Sole S73 Treadmill Specifications
Motor: 3.0 HP
Max User Weight: 350 lbs
Max Speed: 12 MPH
Max Incline: 15%
Running Area: 20×55 inches
Heart Rate Monitor: Pulse grip and chest strap
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Display: Tri color LED
Readouts: Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace
Treadmill Weight: 260 lbs.
Roller Size: 2.75″
Deck Thickness: 1″
-The Treadmill Sensei