PaceMaster Bronze


PaceMaster is one of the top treadmills producers and this model is a good example of their excellent work. The PaceMaster Bronze Treadmill is a superb machine that fights (and can really make it) for the 1st place in the $2000 class treadmills category.

From the beginning of this review it’s important we write about the powerful 3.0 CHP motor and the long & wide belt backed by an advanced cushioning system.

There have been some complaints about the machine’s weight and the fact that it doesn’t feel very sturdy. It’s true that it has an aluminum frame which makes it a little lighter but if you test it you will see that it is a comfortable & solid unit.

Overall, there are no real weak points for this machine and we think that you will be very satisfied if you buy it.


Click Specifications to see detailed model info

Speed : 10mph The PaceMaster Bronze treadmill has a top speed of 11 mph that can be adjusted with 0.1 mph increments via two standard controls.

Inclination : 0-15% This treadmill has an incline range between 0 and 15 degrees. The elevation mechanism has 1000 lb thrust and can be adjusted with 0.5 mph increments.

Motor : The Bronze model is equipped with a 3.0CHP motor produced by McMillan Motors.

Belt : 20’’x54’’ The deck features a generous walking space and a 2-ply Texglide stretch resistant belt. The cushion system is a Tri-Flex Impact Shock Management version.

Warranty : PaceMaster offers a Lifetime warranty for frame, 12 years for the motor, 5 years for the parts and one year for labor.


Tri-Flex Impact Shock Management System

This is the cushioning system solution that ensures better joint protection and higher comfort. The system is composed of 3 parts: custom engineered tread deck, custom elastomer cushion and aluminum frame.

Four LED Display Windows

The 4 LED display allows you to see detailed training information like: Time, Speed, Distance, Incline, Calories and Aerobic Points.

4 Preset Programs

The Bronze model comes with 4 preset programs that focus on Weight loss, Stamina, Intervals or Conditioning. For each of these programs there are 9 levels of intensity.

The machine holds a maximum user weight of 350 lbs LB.

The following features & functions are also included: Dual Microprocessor Digital Control System for motor control, Welded aircraft grade frame, 2.5″ precision rollers and Automatic Warm-Up/Cool-Down.

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We’ve got lucky this week! We’ve just tested a machine that can easily compete for the 1st place in under $2000 treadmill category. You cannot image the joy we felt when we discovered that we were going to play with a machine that is on the same level as Bodyguard T240 Treadmill.

The PaceMaster model comes with a 3.0 CHP motor produced by McMillan Motors. This motor power a 54 inches long and 20 inches wide belt (pretty impressive, huh?).

PaceMaster proud themselves with this stretch resistant, 2 ply texglide belt that should resist at least 10,000 miles. As you can imagine we didn’t run 10,000 miles just to test this but the whole assembly looks solid and prepared for a long run.

The cushioning system is a Tri-Flex Impact Shock Management version (a shorter tag would be nice).

We like the console design but we are a little disappointed because there are no Quick Speed and Incline controls. This is not such a big thing but we think their presence would increase the usability of the machine.

There are no speakers or other entertainment features but who cares: the machine is too good with what already has. If you want to listen to music while training get an iPod Nano and you solve the problem.

The warranty is very good. You get 5 years for parts and 12 years for the motor. This is more than enough. For other info you can check the product page located here.

As a conclusion for PaceMaster Bronze: this treadmill is a very good unit and we highly recommend it!

2 Responses to PaceMaster Bronze

  1. len says:

    Got a PaceMaster , one like this in 1997, all it every needed was a power board replacement in 2008 ,they had it in stock and I had in one day ,one hard machine to retire or w out still going strong in to 2012 , mostly walking at 4 to 5 miles per hr and 8 DEGREES and my weight, a 256 pounds . See who else has parts for a 11 yr old machine , not fancy but will go the mile after mile.


  2. admin says:

    @ Len – this is an amazing treadmill story. Not too many brands can pull off such performances. We can’t help with information about spare parts for this model. But perhaps contacting Pacemaster directly will help. Thank you for the comment 🙂

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