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The Different Types of Replacement Treadmill Belts

When it’s time to change your treadmill belt, you need to make sure you get the right one. Your budget, the size of your machine, and the type of belt you need are some things to think about as you make your choice.


First, you need to find out what size belt your machine has. You can find out how to do this by measuring the belt’s length and width or by reading the owner’s instructions for your treadmill. Since you now know the sizes, you can start looking for a new belt.


Standard belts and industrial belts are the two main types of treadmill belts. The standard belt is made for use at home, while the commercial belt is made for heavy use in gyms and exercise centres. You’ll need to buy a standard belt if you have a bike at home. You will need to buy a business belt if you have a commercial treadmill.

Plan your budget

Belts for treadmills can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. You should make a shopping list before you go so you don’t spend too much.

Other things to think about

Besides size, type, and price, here are some other things to think about when picking out a new bike belt:

Material: Most treadmill belts are made of PVC or rubber. It can be more expensive for rubber belts, but they last longer and grip better. PVC belts are less expensive, but they might not last as long or grip the ground as well.

Thickness: There are different thicknesses of treadmill straps. It can be harder to run on thicker belts, but they last longer and are more comfortable. Less thick belts might not last as long, but they are easy to run on.

As a general rule, treadmill belts come with a guarantee. If you want to be safe in case the belt breaks, you should pick one with a long guarantee.

Instructions on how to put on a new bike belt

After picking out a new bike belt, it’s time to put it on. There are different steps you can take based on the type and brand of treadmill you have, but here are some general ones:

Take your treadmill’s plug out of the wall.

Lift the deck of the machine as high as it will go.

To take off the old belt, loosen the tension bolts and slide the belt off the machine.

Put the new belt on the machine and tighten the bolts that hold it in place.

Bring the bike deck down to the running position.

Put your treadmill’s power cord in and turn it on.

You can see how well the new belt works by running on it for a while.

How to keep your replacement treadmill belt in good shape

To make your bike belt last longer, it’s important to take good care of it. Here are some ideas:

Always grease the belt. Every couple of months, use a silicone oil to grease the belt. This will keep the belt running easily and keep it from getting worn out.

Clean the belt often. After each use, wipe it down with a wet cloth. This will help get sweat and dirt off.

Check the belt often: Check the belt often for signs of wear and tear. If you see any damage, you should get a new belt right away.

In the end,

Selecting a new bike belt is a significant choice, but it doesn’t need to be hard. You can pick out the best belt for your wants and budget by using the tips above.

Some more information

Along with the above tips, here are some other things you can do to make your bike belt last longer:

Do not run on the sides of the belt. Doing so can damage it more. When you run, try to stay in the middle of the belt.

Don’t let the belt get too hot. If you’re running for a long time, stop and let the belt cool down. If the belt gets too hot, it can get damaged and last less long.

How to keep the treadmill: If you’re not going to use your treadmill for a while, put it somewhere cool and dry. Do not store the treadmill in full sunlight or in very hot or cold places.