Thursday 12 February 2015

How to reinforce a treadmill running deck to avoid brokeage | How to repair treadmill running deck

Treadmill decks wider than 58/59 get broken quite easily.
The reason is the mixture of woods used for the deck manufacturing is quite flexible.
Although this is a good choice to reduce impact on knees and elbows, this also makes the deck bends itself much during running.
This leads to typical brakeage as above scheme.

A good choice is to buy a flex deck as the ones provided by Parts For Treadmill. Those double side laminated treadmill decks are cutted tailor made from European made wood.

In order to reinforce the deck without modifyng its properties, the best choice is to add a metal bar (max 3 mm thickness) at approx 2/3 of the deck. Please don't forget to add gummy spaciers to avoid clacking noise when running.

The best option is to screw the bar to the tradmill frame. If it's not possible, please always refrain to screw the middle of the deck. Fix it on the sides.

Buy treadmill decks here Treadmill running decks (standard, extra-strong and super-extra strong 35 mm)

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