Horizon CT7.1 Treadmill Review - Treadmill Doctor
treadmill Doctor Note :
Absolutely absurd MSRP. There is no reason to buy one of these for list unless your life depends upon it.
This model at $2,200 makes as much sense as giving jumping instructions to someone who is suicidal on a rooftop.
The Horizon CT7.1 is a perfect example of an overpriced treadmill at $2,199. The people at Horizon must have thought that consumers would assume it?s a good machine if it?s priced high. Don?t fall for this trick, and don?t buy this model unless you find it at a very generous discount.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20? x 55?. This is little shorter than your standard 20? x 60? walking belt that comes on most of today?s treadmills, but it is still accommodating enough for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride. Still, it?s not wrong to expect a larger walking area considering how much you have to pay.
You get an average motor in the machine. That?s pretty sad for a model that costs $2,199. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, however, so even experienced users should be able to challenge themselves with this treadmill.
A decent cushioning system in on this model. PerfectFlex Plus variable cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Several machines in this price range offer similar cushioning, but you can easily find a more durable or forgiving running surface without paying more if you do your research.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is awful. This is the kind of life expectancy you see in treadmills that cost less than $1,000. If you don?t want it to breakdown quickly, try not to use it. The quality of parts is equally disappointing. No area, aside from the possible exception of the cushioning system, makes this machine seem worth more than $1,000, but these two areas make it particularly amusing that Horizon would ask for $2,199.
The warranty on the Horizon CT7.1 is extremely bad. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, while the motor and frame are covered for life. If Horizon doesn?t have enough faith to offer more than this pitiful amount of coverage, why should you feel comfortable spending $2,199 on it?