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PaceMaster Gold Elite Treadmill Review

PaceMaster Gold Elite Treadmill

The PaceMaster Gold Elite treadmill is definitely one of the best treadmills out there below $2,500.

It answered the frame concern most people had with cheaper Pacemaster models.

Update: This treadmill has been discontinued.

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Is It for You?

This machine is perfect for everyone. It exceeds the strength, feature, quality, and specs expectations of a $2,200 unit. However, the price tag might be a little too much for some people. If this is the case, you might want to choose a cheaper Pacemaster model or visit our best buy treadmills page.

Features and Benefits

The 3.0 HP continuous duty McMillan motor offers you power which are mostly found on treadmills above $2,000. This motor has a speed range of 0.5 to 12 mph and an incline range of 0% to 15%, adjustable in 0.5% increments. Thus, allowing for more intense workouts.

Pacemaster used a 2 ply stretch resistant Texglide tread belt for this machine, which is rated for 10,000 miles. Ensuring a maintenance free, high quality belt for a very long time.

The 20" x 60" running space is longer than what cheaper Pacemasters offer. This provides you even more room to move and be comfortable during your exercise.

The running deck is made up of custom designed, medium density fiberboard with phenolic surface. (Phenolic helps keep the deck lubricated to extends its life)

The Tri-Flex Impact Shock Management System gives PaceMaster Gold Elite treadmill users maximum shock absorption. This cushions impact on the ankles, knees, hips and backs which is perfect for those coming off an injury and those trying to prevent one from happening.

The PaceMaster Gold Elite treadmill also comes with tons workout programs. It has 3 custom programs, 5 heart rate programs, and 7 workout programs with 9 levels of intensity. All these are offered to you for more variety and flexibility. It also has 4 user IDs and fitness evaluation so you can have a more personalized workout.

The express speed key and express incline key is perfect for those looking to do interval training. These keys enable you to easily change the speed or incline of your workout as fast as possible.


The PaceMaster Gold Elite treadmill has a lifetime warranty for its frame, 12 years for the drive motor, 5 years for parts and a year for labor. These simply show just how much the company is oconfident of their product.


It is certainly hard to find a weakness for this treadmill. The bigger and wider frame of this machine addressed the frame/ weight issue some people had with lower priced Pacemasters.


I recommend the PaceMaster Gold Elite treadmill. But before you buy, you might also want to check out our best buy treadmills page to see if there are other treadmills out there that would suit you better.


  • Motor: 3.0 HP continuous duty motor
  • Running Deck: 20”L x 60”W
  • Speed: 0.5 to 12 mph
  • User Weight Capacity: 400 lbs
  • Incline: 0 to 15%
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame, 12 years motor, 5 years parts, 1 year service
  • Foldable: No
  • Heart Rate: Yes
  • Electrical Requirements: 120 VAC


  • Two 0.56" tall LEDs and Two 0.80" tall LEDs
  • Tri-Flex Impact Shock Management System
  • Automatic Warm-Up/Cool-Down
  • 3 custom and 5 heart rate programs 
  • 7 Workout Programs with 9 intensity levels each
  • Quick Start and Manual Program Options
  • 2.5" Precision Ground Steel Rollers
  • Stretch Resistant 2 ply Texglide Belt
  • 1000 lb. Thrust Elevation Motor
  • Dual Microprocessor Digital Control System to control the motor
  • 12 X 15 Multi-Color Dot Matrix Console
  • Express Speed Key
  • Express Incline Key
  • 4 Uder ID's
  • Fitness Evaluation

Where to Buy?

I’m currently having a hard time locating an internet retailer carrying the PaceMaster Gold Elite treadmill, so for now, I suggest you locate a dealer near you through It is being sold for just $2,199.

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