RL2500 x 1000

Rollerski Treadmill
RL2500E x 1000

About RL2500 x 1000

The Rodby RL2500E x 1000 treadmill stands as the second-longest option catering to running, ski mountaineering (Skimo), roller ski double-poling, and the classic diagonal technique in roller skiing. Boasting a belt length of 2500 mm and a width of 1000 mm, this treadmill is ideal for roller skiing when equipped with vulcanized wear strips, available in 3 or 8 mm thicknesses. For enhanced safety, the treadmill typically comes with the optional Safety Framework, featuring an Emergency Switch and a choice between Safety Belt Waist or Safety Belt 4 Point. Additionally, it is shipped with the Pulse Control function for the pulse rate strap or clock, and it is primed for the Auto Positioning option. The roller ski treadmill is efficiently managed by Control System 2.0, operating seamlessly on the included computer with a touch screen and computer mouse.

The RL2500E x 1000 stands out as an outstanding selection for elite athletes seeking personal use, offering a belt length meticulously tailored to the demands of roller skiing and running. Notably, this treadmill model has proven successful among cyclists and wheelchair users. Several globally renowned athletes have opted for personal roller ski treadmills of this specific model.



of Rodby Treadmills

Accurate measurement of ability provides measurable progress.
Heart rate controlled and interval exercise with accuracy and repeatability.
Exercise and improve VO2max and lactic acid threshold.
Train on racetracks by loading and running GPS-GPX files.
Technique analysis with efficient traceable technique development.
Tailor-made training sessions adapted to practitioners and levels.
Pulse control of the treadmill speed via band / watch with Bluetooth®.
Full torque from 1-3000 rpm. Set speed = belt speed ± 1%.
Swedish manufacturing with top-notch quality without bad compromises.

Suitability for Activities

of this model of Rodby Treadmill

The estimated suitability of the skate treadmill for practitioners, based on the length and width of the treadmill belt, is graded as follows. Optimal: The treadmill is exceptionally well-suited for the practitioner’s chosen activities in terms of both length and width. Very Good: The treadmill is highly suitable, with excellent compatibility in terms of length and width. Good but Not Optimal: The treadmill is suitable for the practitioner’s activities, but there might be minor compromises in terms of length or width. When the treadmill is intended for use across multiple sports activities, it is recommended to consider the least common denominator for both length and width, if possible. These suitability estimates are applicable for practitioners ranging from at least experienced level up to elite level. They are provided to assist you in selecting the appropriate size of the treadmill based on insights gained from previous treadmill installations and feedback from users.

Optimal combination activity and treadmill.
Very good combination activity and treadmill.
Good but not optimal combination.
Not recommended combination.


Endurance, VO2 max, lactate threshold etc.

Suitability Treadmill and Testing 100%

Optimal for Fitness Tests. The RL2500E x 1000 treadmill proves to be an ideal choice for fitness tests, especially in test labs and sports centers focused on physiological testing and evaluation. It excels in providing accurate measurements and testing of a practitioner's physical abilities across various activities. Rodby's treadmill is distinguished by its exceptional repeatability, ensuring minimal deviation and consistent production of identical measurement data from one test to another. It stands out as the optimal choice for fitness tests involving different roller skiing techniques and running.

Rollerski Double-poling

Classic skiing double-poling technique on roller skis

Suitability Treadmill and Rollerski Double-poling 100%

The RL2500E x 1000 treadmill stands out as an optimal choice for training with roller skis and mastering the technique of double-poling. Double-poling has evolved into a pivotal discipline in cross-country skiing, emphasizing the ability to pole with the correct technique on varying slopes. Achieving the right positioning, maintaining the torso's alignment, finding balance during the forward movement with stretched legs and raised heels, and effectively transmitting body weight force through the poles involve intricate technical steps that demand dedicated practice. This treadmill offers unique opportunities to train and refine each element, and the added safety belt provides an extra layer of security, encouraging users to explore and approach balance points that might initially feel precarious. Mastery of double-poling often requires extensive training in different slope angles, creating secure movement patterns that practitioners can seamlessly adopt and transition between. For skiers committed to long-distance classic skiing, where advanced poling techniques are paramount, a treadmill proves invaluable in honing these skills.

Rollerski Diagonal

Classic skiing diagonal technique on roller skis

Suitability Treadmill and Rollerski Diagonal Technique 100%
Rollerski Diagonal

The RL2500E x 1000 treadmill is the ultimate choice for training with roller skis, specifically focusing on the classic skiing diagonal technique. The diagonal technique serves as the foundation for all cross-country skiing and is predominantly employed on uphill slopes, ranging from gentle inclines to steep gradients. Utilizing a treadmill offers exceptional opportunities to practice the diagonal technique at precise elevations, speeds, and distances, all without the interference of unnecessary downhill slopes. Classic skiing technique on cross-country skis (practiced on roller skis) has evolved, with an increasing emphasis on double-poling on flat terrain and to some extent, slight inclines (refer to double-poling details above). The treadmill proves highly effective for training in all ""gears"" of classic skiing, allowing for meticulous tuning of the technique."

Ski Mountaineering Skimo

Training ski alpinism SKIMO or randonnée walking with skis uphill

Suitability Treadmill and Skimo 75%
Skimo Ski Mountaineering

The RL2500E x 1000 treadmill offers a good, though not optimal, combination for experienced practitioners engaged in ski mountaineering (Skimo) training. The treadmill's dimensions are generally suitable for mass training; however, some athletes, particularly during tests and intense exercises, may desire larger margins both front-back for skis and laterally for pole tip placement. Skimo training on the treadmill involves the use of authentic skimo skis with ski skins, actual ski boots, and genuine ski poles equipped with pole tips (model Karda). Rodby's treadmill belt, adjustable up to 14° (25%), provides sufficient inclination for simulating ski alpinism. This setup allows the exerciser to faithfully replicate the uphill skiing sub-moments of ski mountaineering, providing opportunities for performance enhancement through the advantages of treadmill training, including accurate ability measurement, measurable progress, VO2max and lactate threshold training, repeatability between sessions, heart rate control, and customized "tracks" simulating Skimo competition routes.


Running, racewalking and walking

Suitability Treadmill and Running 100%

The RL2500E x 1000 treadmill stands out as an optimal choice for running, racewalking, and walking. Rodby's commitment to quality is evident in the inclusion of aluminum sheets made from a special alloy, serving as the gliding base for the belt. This design ensures that the runner experiences a sensation closely resembling outdoor running on hard gravel roads. The treadmill's generous width and expansive running surface facilitate detailed running analyses, aiding in the correction and improvement of running and walking techniques. Equipped with a heart rate control system, the treadmill proves highly effective for various training regimens, including VO2max training, lactate threshold training, quick distance runs, intervals, and uphill exercises. The RL2500E x 1000 is tailored to meet the diverse needs of runners, racewalkers, and walkers, providing a reliable and performance-enhancing training platform.

Rodby Control System

All Rodby treadmills, ranging from RL1602E to RL2700E, are equipped with Control System 2.0. This comprehensive system includes a computer, keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, Rodby pedestal, and an emergency stop button located by the control panel.

The Control System 2.0 interface provides flexibility, allowing operation through either the touchscreen or the keyboard and mouse, enabling users to choose the option that best suits their preferences at any given moment. When the control system is used adjacent to the treadmill, touch control is the preferred method. Additionally, there is an optional Bluetooth® Remote Control that facilitates easy adjustment of incline and speed without diverting focus from the exercise. External control of the treadmill via USB is also possible through the Trackmaster protocol.

The interface supports three languages: English, Swedish, and Chinese, providing accessibility for users with different language preferences. This multi-functional control system enhances the user experience and customization options.

Pulse Control is standard

Rodby treadmills come equipped with Control System 2.0, featuring Pulse Control of belt speed as a standard feature. Pulse control requires a connected pulse band or pulse clock with Bluetooth® capability. This functionality enables users to set a target pulse (Target Pulse), and the control system automatically adjusts the speed of the belt to attain the user's desired pulse rate. This feature proves highly beneficial when aiming to stay within a specific pulse range for various training objectives, such as endurance training, fat burning, aerobic exercise, anaerobic exercise, or interval training. It provides users with a precise and controlled means of maintaining their desired cardiovascular intensity throughout their workout.

Track Simulation GPX is standard

Rodby treadmills equipped with Control System 2.0 offer an import function for GPX files created by a GPS device. This feature enables users to exercise on a simulated track, providing an excellent means to prepare for a race and train under conditions nearly identical to the real track. Utilize the Track Simulation GPX for your preferred home track in the forest or a competition track such as a marathon or the Vasaloppet. This functionality enhances the training experience, allowing for targeted and race-specific preparations.

Auto Positioning as Option

Rodby treadmills with Control System 2.0 can be enhanced with the Auto Positioning option. Auto Positioning enables the treadmill control system to utilize a stereoscopic motion sensor to read the position of the person training on the belt. It automatically adjusts the belt speed: increasing when the user moves closer to the front of the belt and decreasing when the person moves further back on the belt. This unique feature allows the practitioner to control the treadmill speed based on their own pace during the exercise. The stereoscopic motion sensor is sophisticated enough to discern the center point of the trainee while disregarding any equipment, such as swinging arms, poles, bicycles, wheelchairs, framerunners, and even outsiders entering the motion sensor's field of view. This ensures a personalized and responsive training experience, adapting to the user's position on the treadmill.

Treadmills in use

Rodby's roller ski treadmills, including the RL2700E x 1000 and RL2500 x 1000 models, represent the preferred choice of elite athletes for training in classic skiing techniques, double-poling, and running. These treadmills have earned their place in numerous sports centers and testing laboratories, attesting to their reliability and effectiveness in catering to the rigorous demands of elite training.

Popular options

Foldable Foot Support

Down foldable foot support making it easier to get off running at high speed.

Auto­ Positioning

Users position is sensed and can increase or decrease belt speed.

Safety Framework

Safety Framework with Emergency Switch for extra security. Used with Safety Belt and Safety Line.

Extra Emergency Stop Button

Extra Emergency Stop Button for mounting on the treadmill rails.

Pull Emergency Stop Switch

Mounted on the rail in front of the user.

Safety Belt 4 Point

Safety Belt is used with the Safety Framework and Safety Line.

Safety Line with Carabiner

Used with Safety Framework and Safety Belt.

Pole Tips

Model “Karda” (looks like a Steel File Cleaning Brush).

Prices for treadmills and options are quoted. Contact us.

Roller skiing on Rodby treadmills

Rodby recommends equipping the treadmill belt with vulcanized rubber strips, primarily to enhance the longevity of Karda pole tips. While the belt itself is highly wear-resistant, the addition of these self-healing rubber strips further extends its lifespan. It’s important to note that, according to some riders, the rubber strips may slightly impact the grip capabilities of the “Karda” tips. For the most powerful double-poling riders, the 8 mm strips and tips mentioned below are the preferable choice. The vulcanized red rubber strips are offered in two thicknesses: 3 mm and 8 mm.

With vulcanized rubber strips Without vulcanized rubber strips

Drag the handle horizontally to see with or without vulcanized wear strips for pole tips.

Rubber strips 3 mm

  • With the 3 mm thick rubber strips, we highly recommend exclusively using tips model “Karda” or walking ski pole rubber tips with studs that have a maximum protrusion of 2 mm.
  • For applications involving a combination of roller skiing with running or other types of exercise, the treadmill is better suited with the 3 mm thick rubber strips.

Rubber strips 8 mm

  • With the 8 mm thick rubber strips, you can utilize the same tips as with the 3 mm strips.
  • The durability of the belt is extended with the 8 mm strips.
  • The belt equipped with 8 mm thick rubber strips allows for the use of tips like Swix Force or Swix Triac tips with the sharp tip slightly grounded off, leaving a protrusion of maximum 3 mm. This combination of 8 mm strips and the aforementioned tips provides excellent pole tip grip with minimal tip and belt wear.

Photos from a running lab

The treadmill shown below is part of the Ultimate Performance running lab in Uppsala, Sweden, utilizing an RL2500E x 1000 without vulcanized rubber strips. Please note that three images display the optional Foldable Foot Support, which is not included as a standard feature.