The Landice L8 LTD Cardio Trainer Treadmill is part of the well-respected L Series of treadmills. As with all of the treadmills in this series, the Cardio Trainer Treadmill is made with the most current treadmill technology and is built with the highest level of craftsmanship.
All of the models within the L series are also made specifically to blend seamlessly into the home d»cor, whether in a home gym or in a living room or bedroom. Despite its good looks, the Cardio Trainer offers a four horsepower continuous-duty drive motor that offers plenty of power without the risk of overheating.
Since Landice has been in the treadmill manufacturing business for almost 40 years, their products are of the highest quality. In addition, the company focuses solely on designing and manufacturing treadmills, which means they are experts in the industry. For this reason and more, Landice has been rated #1 for the last five years by consumer rating industries.
All treadmills in the Landice L8 LTD series offer the following benefits:
The Landice L8 LTD Cardio Trainer Treadmill offers a number of features that are unique to the model. These include:
Best Buy Treadmill From $4000 and Over
Rarely are Best Buy selections chosen from the higher price points because value is a key consideration in any buy being the best. The Landice Road Runner L8 is an exception of sorts to this rule, because this treadmill is so unique in its design.
Runners World Magazine published the results of their customer satisfaction survey of over 2000 readers who owned or used a treadmill at health clubs or corporate fitness gyms. The readers were asked to rate the treadmills on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest rating. The following is a list of the top results:
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"Gear of the Year"
"Looking to the automotive world for inspiration, Landice created a treadmill with the brushed aluminum finish of an Audi TT, the round, red-and-white analog gauges of a '55 T-bird, and the audio console of a Lexus SC 430. Under the hood it's powered by a 3 hp engine that exceeds health club standards and pushes its top speed to 12 mph Ů a very respectable pace."
Special Features: "Computer-animated LCD video screen shows a large menu of data including running situations (road, track, vertical climbs), Heart rate zone timer, program setups and a training calendar; memory stores information for up to 6 different users; programs have built-in warm-up and cool-down; reversible deck."
žIf you want the best - and can afford it - the L7 is the bad boy. Ó
žWith sold design, VFX shock-absorption system to soften impact, a rustproof aluminum frame and a four-ply belt, it's designed to handle the pounding of a lineman.Ó
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Eye On Fitness: ACE Internet Poll
Links Home Treads to Awards
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) announced the winners of their first-ever "Excellence in Customer Satisfaction" awards. Awards were bestowed following an online random sample polling of 20,000 home treadmill owners nation wide.
Landice Treadmills was awarded the Excellence in Customer Satisfaction in the "more than $2000 category".
Landice has been making quality, top rated treadmills since 1978. This is a remarkable feat considering the fact that they only make treadmills. Landice has been American made since their inception and have never strayed from what has made them a Consumer Reports #1 Overall pick for 4 years in a row as well as a top pick from Runners World, Consumer Guide and many other top rated consumer review magazines. While the temptation exists to capitalize on their success and go for the huge profit, Landice have never chosen that route. Many fitness equipment manufactures that have experienced success have ultimately driven themselves into the ground due to their own greed. These companies assume that just because they have had some success from treadmills they now can experience the same success with ellipticals, home gyms, bikes and other type of fitness product. In this industry, it does not work that way. Nordic Track is a great example. The original company that made all those skiing machines tried their hand with treadmills and ellipticals. They had instant success due to name recognition but ultimately could not keep up with the overwhelming demand for service and repair and declared bankruptcy. Just because you may be great at one thing does not mean that you are great at everything. This has been a lesson learned over and over again in the home fitness industry.
While the intention here is not to point out the flaws of other manufactures, it should be noted that many of today's fitness companies are just a bad decision away from Nordic Track's fate. If you look around the fitness industry, it is evident that the companies that specialize in a limited capacity are the ones that ultimately prevail. Companies like Landice Fitness, Octane Fitness and Vectra Fitness are great examples of manufacturers that have stayed focused on one segment of the fitness industry and ultimately became the leader in their category. No offense to the ones that deserve to be mentioned but are not. These companies are focused on one thing; making a phenomenal product. They know that if they do their job, everything else will fall into place.
When you shop online for fitness equipment, you are viewing many žbottom feedersÓ of the home fitness equipment industry. You are viewing manufactures that don't care who buys or sell their product. These fitness manufactures' buy a generic design from oversees, stamp their name on it and sell it online. These products are a dime a dozen and do not offer much in terms of value. They truly don't care about their reputation and are in it to make a quick buck.
Most of the high end, good quality brands do not allow retailers to sell their products online. Landice, the top of all the treadmill brands, is one of the very few exceptions; they do allow online sales in a very limited capacity. Landice has a very strict and thorough process for selecting retailers who will represent their product online. A very strong service background, BBB Online Compliance and žbrick and mortarÓ retail stores are usually required at a minimum. It will be in your best interest to always buy online from a company that actually owns and operates retail stores. You will always receive better pricing and far better customer support.