Epic Treadmills by Icon Fitness and Health
Epic Treadmills are manufactured by Icon Fitness and Health, which is one of the biggest Fitness Equipment manufacturers in the world. Icon Fitness and Health is also known to manufacture the brands:
Icon Fitness and Health does have the largest distribution network in the fitness world and with the clever manufacturing of fitness equipment they can offer their treadmills for a good value.
Most Populat Epic Treadmills Models
- Epic T60
- Epic View 550
Where to Buy Epic Treadmills
The largest retailer that sells the Epic Treadmill is Costco. Because of the marketing strategies, in some ways looking cheesy, of Costco most people do not have believe that they are buying a sound treadmill. Costco, for example, offers the treadmill combined with a television that makes the treadmill looks like a cheap treadmill.
The last couple of years Icon Fitness and Health have improved the Epic Treadmill and it has become a desired commodity. In 2008 and 2009 the Icon Epic Treadmills received a “Best Buy” mark from a prominent purchaser’s rating magazine. Sales were rocketing sky high thanks to the good Epic Treadmill reviews and the “Best Buy” mark. One of the newest Epic Treadmills is the Epic View 550 Treadmill. It has already been rated as excellent for its exercise range, ease of use and ergonomics.
The Manufacturer of Epic Treadmills
Epic is the largest manufacturer of exercise equipment in the world. The standard 20 inch tread belts and commercial drive motors promote a stable workout. The Epic 600 Treadmill offers a 12 year motor warranty and has many features that won’t be found in typical $500-$1,000 machines. Many other commercial treadmills by Epic have similar features and warranties. Commercial quality and foldaway design make Epic a popular choice in the home treadmills market.
Epic treadmills have been on the market for a very long time and have a large base of customer. They can boast a wide range of features, which, some people seem to think, has taken place over quality.
Epic treadmills can now be seen in Costco, where previously Epic treadmills where sold by Icon, a $1 billion company that has substantial resources to develop Epic treadmills and ensure that their design and credibility where taken into account.
Some people have labeled Epic treadmills as nothing more than a beautiful toy, because of the lack of stability within the product.
The feel of the epic treadmill when you use it is not as solid as it could be and does not feel as cushioned as some other products of the market do.
Disadvantages of Epic Treadmills
Epic treadmills are also at a quite a disadvantage with being previously sold by Icon. Although Icon is recognized for producing some interesting treadmills, they have been unable to establish a sound reputation. They are known in the market as supplying poor customer service and support, and this has unfortunately been forwarded onto the reputation of the epic treadmill.
One more poor marketing ploy for epic treadmills has been that large merchants such as Costco are wrapping up their sale of epic treadmills combined with a television. This does not support the belief that you are buying a solid, quality treadmill, but instead leads you to believe that you are purchasing something amature.
Epic treadmills may not be the best buy for you, if you are a seasoned athlete and in the market for a treadmill. It’s always advisable to research the market beforehand and ensure that you review all products and not just the Epic treadmills range.
Features of Epic Treadmills
Usually the best deal from Epic is their Epic View 550. It has some impressive features for the price:
• 7″ Flat Screen TV – It takes the boredom out of running place.
• Intermix Acoustics Sound System – I’ve heard this sound system and the clarity is impressive. What really is unique is the built in subwoofer. A treadmill with a subwoofer – that’s a hoot.
• 20″ x 60″ Extra Long Tread belt – it’s perfect for taller users and runners.
• 3.0 HP Continuous Duty Motor – even though their claim that it is commercial grade is pushing it, still this motor should be able to handle high speeds and speed incline workouts without straining.
• 2.5″ Rollers – When it comes to rollers the larger the better. Large rollers increase the life of the treadmill and reduce friction and noise.
Normally a treadmill with a 3.0 HP motor and 60″ long treadbelt would cost in excess of $1,800. When you factor in the flat screen TV and sound system, this is quite a deal. Click here to go to the Epic View 550 Treadmill product page.
It should be mentioned that this particular model received some “Excellent” ratings from a prominent consumer ratings magazine for ease of use, exercise range and ergonomics.
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