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Cybex R Series Review

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The Cybex R Series Treadmill is one of the premiere treadmills in the industry; built on the cornerstone of the Cybrex brand long known for its quality and attention to optimal athletic performance. Although it can fit perfectly into a home gym, the expensive price tag and the 8HP motor, durability and features make it better suited for a commercial gym, where there is  a constant flow of runners at varying degrees of fitness levels.

For those serious runners, the tread belt allows for up to 14 mph whether it is on their custom workout program or one created by the master trainers of the Cybex Institute. The wide running track offers that extra confidence for those faster paced sessions.  As sleek as it is smart, you can customize colour to fit into your gym’s interior design and choose between a 70T or 50L console. The bluetooth capability allows one to keep track of progress as well as entertained.

Although it is one of the best in its class of treadmills, we do find it to be a little pricey. As well, the warranty is average, albeit customer response is that very little if any assistance was needed for faulty equipment within 10 years of ownership.


Model Cybex R Series

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Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0 - 14 mph

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 15%

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

2.6 CHP

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

60" x 21"

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

IS4 Intelligent Suspension System

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.


Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Contact Ergo Handles

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

83" x 36" x 32.5"

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

50L or 70T
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.


Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).


The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame and motor: 7 years
Mechanical: 1 year
Labor: 1 year
Cosmetics: 6 months

Rating: 88%

Our Rating

Rating: 88/100. As far as aesthetics, this treadmill looks sleek and the customer is able to choose the color of the frame to fit in with their decor. As soon as one steps on the running track the quality of the materials used is evident – built to last. The biomechanics research used to build the suspension will be appreciated by your joints, if not immediately definitely down the line. It is a fairly large track and takes up some space; which may be a draw back if space is limited. There is a choice of two consoles: the 50L and 70T. The 50L is the LED standard console, user friendly big buttons screen, while the 70T allows for an integrated touch TV screen. It’s always good to have an option, however, most runners are not particularly interested in watching TV in such close proximity as they run. The 15% incline and the 14 mph speed – offers the serious runner (or training session) the intensity and push for the next level. Workout programs include  Quick Start, and six Cybex legacy workouts – Speed Bump, Rollers, and Hill Interval 2.

The Cybex brand has a good reputation for making  good quality, durable equipment that lasts for years without any problems. So you would think that the warranty could be a little better since there is unlikely to be any big problems.

It’s one of the top brands used by some of the most elite gyms because of its proven record however, the price point is high.

Next are lists of pros and cons about this treadmill deal.


  • Cybex has a solid reputation on quality – durability and longevity
  • IS3 technology cushion- aligns with runner’s stride to reduce injury
  • Strong motors
  • Workouts programmed in console are specifically created for the Cybex treadmill by the Cybex master trainers. Once personal info. is added at the beginning of the workout, the  programs adjust to runner’s specifics.
  • Custom Colours : The Cybex R series allows for shoppers to choose from a selection of colours for the treadmill frame.
  • Halo Fitness Cloud: Allows tracking of equipment usage and exerciser traffic patterns.


  • Although it is a premium treadmill, it is a little on the pricey side.
  • TV monitor-not a necessity especially for those who are serious about running.
  • For a company that has placed so much work in their machines, and has a reputation for producing top tier treadmills,  the warranty could be better.


The Cybex R Series treadmill is in a class all its own; it’s high performing and sleek – good enough for beginners to the most zealous of runners. Engineered to ensure peak performance, the suspension alleviates joint injury, speed tops out at 14 mph and it boasts an incline of 15%. And on top of all that, it is known for its good quality and durability.

Workout Programs

It offers six workout programs created by the experts at Cybex, inclusive of Speed Bump, Hill Interval 2 and Rollers.

Cybex R Series Features

It offers six workout programs created by the experts at Cybex, inclusive of Speed Bump, Hill Interval 2 and Rollers.

Cybex R Features

Running Track

Whether a light sprint or intense intervals the track accommodates all types of training on its wide surface of 21” x 60” and step up height of 8 ½”.


Created to work with the body’s physiology and stride the IS4 Intelligent Suspension System, helps to cushion the impact on joints. The Cybex R series, works on a platform that provides a soft landing, but rigid support at push off.

Power and Speed

The 8 HP offers high speeds up to 14 mph. One of the best for the more serious runner.

50L Treadmill Console

Offers a simple LED display with large buttons to ensure user-friendly experience. Users are able to choose from six programmed workouts that include Speed Bump, Hill Interval 2, and Rollers.  The Interval Training Zone, permits runners to adjust speeds between high and low intensity. They can easily track workouts through a QR code on the Halo app.

70T Treadmill Console

Runners enjoy an enhanced experience with an integrated 16 “ TV touch screen. Runners may connect via Bluetooth and NFC.

Service Wheel (Optional)

The service wheel makes it easy to move treadmills for maintenance or relocation.

Treadmill Maintenance / Halo Fitness Cloud (formerly LFconnect)

This option has three plans that help to run a business day to day by providing the capability to interact with members on workouts to marketing. However, the basic core plan allows for equipment management (software updates and usage statistics), service and maintenance (preventive maintenance notifications and plan).

Warranty & Guarantee

Cybex R Series Treadmill warranty includes:

– Frame: 7 years

– Motor: 7 years

– Parts: 1 year

– Labor: Free for the first six months of purchase.

Cybex R Series  also provides a 30-day money back guarantee.


The Cybex R series has a high price tag, but you get what you pay for. The quality workmanship makes for a durable, strong and sleek looking machine. But it’s not only pretty, it was created with the biomechanics of the human body in mind – equating to less joint injuries; which is tantamount to the “holy grail of fitness”, for any serious runner.