Having a treadmill at home is a convenience that many people are turning to. However, storing it can be a problem. The ProForm City L6 and the Echelon Stride are both collapsible treadmills that can easily be stored in your home to save space after your workout. We are going to compare them based on deck size, speed, and weight capacity. We will base our recommendation on user needs.
ProForm City L6
The ProForm City L6 features a compact space-saver design. You won’t have to sacrifice your living space to maintain healthy habits. Its low profile is paired with an innovative folding design. Instead of folding up, it folds down. It also has front-mounted transport wheels for easy maneuvering.
It measures 29 x 70.25 x 44.5 inches and only weighs 125 pounds. However, the machine can support a user who weighs up to 250 pounds. The tread belt only measures 17.5 x 45 inches, and the treadmill offers a maximum speed of up to 8 mph. It features a 1.6 CHP Mach Z motor. It is ideal for runners under 6 feet tall.
This treadmill comes enabled for iFit and includes a 30-day trial membership. There is also an integrated tablet holder that lets you pair the device of your choice. The machine is designed for working with iFit but you can use other fitness apps through the tablet holder. The City L6 is Bluetooth enabled.
It features a high-contrast 5-inch display that will allow you to track your speed, distance, and estimated calorie burn among other metrics.
When using iFit, the trainers can adjust your speed automatically through the Bluetooth connection. This provides a truly immersive workout.
ProShox deck cushioning enables a low-impact run so that you can enjoy workout after workout without any strain.
It comes with a solid warranty. It’s covered for 10 years for the frame and one year for the parts and labor.
Your Echelon Stride will come with a complimentaryfree trial of the Echelon Premier Membership. You will have access to over 3,000 live and on-demand connected fitness classes.
This treadmill has the highest safety standards. It features a metal safety bar underneath the running deck, which protects objects from being pulled under. Additionally, it meets international safety standards. It also comes with a safety stop lanyard.
Compared to the City L6, the Stride offers a larger running deck at 20 x 55 inches and a higher maximum speed of 12 mph. Both models offer folding features for storage and are limited to runners of shorter heights.
The Stride has an integrated handlebar with heart rate sensors. It also offers a maximum incline of 10%. You can conveniently step off this machine with its generous side steps. You’ll also find Bluetooth connectivity as well as a USB charging port.
When it comes to storage, the Stride has a built-in steel handle for portability. It also folds to just 10 inches. The built-in transport wheels provide both horizontal and vertical portability.
It has a 1.75 HP motor and when unfolded, it measures 69.3 x 31 x 49.2 inches. It can accommodate a maximum user weight of 300 pounds. The unit itself weighs 156 pounds. It comes with a built-in tablet holder so that you can connect to either the Echelon membership classes or a fitness program of your choosing.
The ProForm City L6 is a great, compact treadmill that offers many features. Its deck size is 17.5 x 45 inches, its maximum speed is 8 mph, and it can accommodate maximumuser weights up to 250 pounds. We recommend this treadmill for users who are under 6 feet tall and live in a smaller space that would benefit from the folding capabilities.
On the other hand, the Echelon Stride is also a very robust option for a compact treadmill. Its deck size is 20 x 55 inches, its maximum speed is 12 mph, and it can accommodate maximum user weights up to 300 pounds. We also recommend this treadmill for users who are under 6 feet tall and live in a smaller space. However, it would be more beneficial for those interested in a more intense workout as this unit can reach greater speeds.