= Stability - The
treadmill weight is very important to the overall stability of the machine. The
heavier the treadmill the more solid the feel. In this price range both the Spirit
SR 245 Treadmill and the Smooth 7.1 have sufficient weight for a stable and solid
Output - Continuous duty horsepower ratings are the amount of power a motor
will produce "continuously" at a given RPM (revolutions per minute).
Continuous duty HP is the "working power" of a treadmill motor, providing
constant power to the drive belt. The higher the HP output the less stress on
the motor, which results in longer life. Both treadmills have powerful enough
motors to handle both walkers and runners.
rollers provide for less friction and longer life - Large rollers provide
a smooth walking/running experience and extend the life of the treadbelt. There
is no substitute for size, the larger the better. That's why most commercial treadmills
are equipped with oversized rollers. Both the Spirit SR 245 and the Smooth 7.1
treadmill have commercial grade rollers.
Direct Sales - Smooth treadmills are sold factory direct and only on the Internet.
This eliminates the costly overhead from resellers. Spirit sells their SR 245
treadmill only through retailers.
Included - The prices for all of the Smooth Treadmills includes shipping to
more about the Smooth 7.1 HR
The Spirit SR 245 treadmill price represents the Manufacturer Suggested Retail
Price. The Smooth treadmill cost is the everyday low price. Treadmillbynet does
not sell Spirit products. Prices and specifications are for comparison use only.