Smooth Fitness 9.65LC Treadmill Review

Product Review

Smooth Fitness 9.65LC Treadmill

The Smooth 9.65LC Treadmill is a new 2011 model from Smooth. The ‘LC’ stands for Light Commercial – so this is a stronger, more commercial grade treadmill.

And it stands up well to the name – with some impressive features you won’t find elsewhere.

For example the belt is a whopping 21″ x 64″ – the longest belt in the industry. It gives you a huge running area to really stretch out.

The monster 4.0 HP motor can easily handle long periods of use. And the deluxe sound system with iPod dock gives you clear sound while you workout to your favorite tunes.


  • Sale Price: $2299 (+ Get Free Shipping)
  • Motor: 4.0 Continuous Duty HP
  • Speed: 0.5-12 MPH
  • Incline:  1-15%
  • Treadbelt: 21 x 64″
  • Folding: Yes
  • Water Bottle Holder: Yes
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes Hand Grip &
  • Wireless Chest Strap
  • Warranty: Lifetime Motor & Frame, Lifetime on Parts, 2 Years Service

Verdict: Highly Recommended

The Smooth 9.65 Treadmill is a ‘light, commercial’ treadmill that lives up to the name. Everything is bigger and more rugged on this machine.  From the monster 4.0 HP motor to the extra long 64″ belt to the large 3″ rollers to the industrial-strength frame – this treadmill is built to take a beating and last you for years.

Even the warranty is over the top – lifetime coverage on everything with 2 years on service. And the deluxe sound system, space-age console and built-in workouts add more comfort to your workout.

If you’re looking for a rugged, monster machine – without the $4000 price tag – the Smooth 9.65LC treadmill is worth checking out.

Product Pros And Cons

Smooth Fitness 9.65 Treadmill

1) Extra Large Running Deck

At 21″ x 64″, this is the one of the longest running decks on the market. It gives you a lot of room to stretch out and run. Taller users will also especially appreciate the extra space. Plus, it has the monster powered motor to back it up (if you have too much belt and not enough motor power, you can quickly burn out your motor.)

2) Monster 4.0 HP Motor

This is a huge, strong motor that easily powers the extra long belt and can withstand a lot of heavy use. It’s also covered by a lifetime warranty to protect your investment.

3)  Mp3 Dock With Deluxe Sound System

You can plug in your iPod or Mp3 player and listen to your favorite workout music while you workout. This can add some extra enjoyment to your workout and help give you the energy to push yourself harder.

4) Incline / Speed Controls on the Side Handrails

This is a handy feature you often find in more expensive runner’s treadmills. Instead of reaching forward, you can just change the speed or incline from the side handrails controls. It may seem like a little thing, but it can be very handy since reaching forward can sometimes throw off your stride.

5) Extra Long Warranty With 2 Years on Service

You get a lifetime warranty on parts, frame and motor with the Smooth 9.65LC treadmill, which is incredible as most health club treadmills don’t even give you a warranty this long. Plus you get 2 years on service – which can save you a lot of money should something go wrong.

6) 28 Built In Workouts

It’s hard to get bored with all of your options on this treadmill. You can choose from manual programs, goal programs, 10 speed programs, 10 speed/incline programs, a heart rate control program, a fitness test and 5 custom programs.


  • Higher 4.0 MPH Speed Limit
  • Upgraded Console With More Workout Feedback
  • Burn Calories Twice As Fast As A Treadmill
  • Low Impact
  • 12 Intensity Settings


  • For Lighter Use, Go With a Lighter Model Like the Smooth 5.65 and Save Some Money.
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