Precor 9.23 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A great treadmill for those you want to run and run! The best value Precor has ever produced.
The lowest priced Precor model in years. We still think this is an excellent buy, and the Precor quality will keep you happy for years to come.
The Precor 9.23 is the closest thing to a value treadmill you can get from Precor at $1,799. Even at this price, it is a durable machine that is built to withstand daily running regimens from multiple users. We'd go with this one over the 9.27, which costs $400 more, and offers similar quality.
The walking area is a good size. The belt measures in at 20" x 57". This is 3" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt you'll see on most of today's treadmills, but it's still plenty of room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A powerful motor comes with this machine. There are several models that cost $2,000 or more with motor that have similar power producing capabilities. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph on this treadmill, so you shouldn't have trouble challenging yourself, even if you are an experienced runner.
The cushioning system on this treadmill isn't bad. Ground Effects Impact Control System uses individual shock absorbers with variable absorption to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. If you do some research, you'll be able to find cushioning systems that are more durable or forgiving at a lower price.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is fantastic. You can find treadmills that cost $2,000 more than this one does that have shorter life expectancies. The quality of parts used is equally impressive. These are areas in which you can usually count on Precor to deliver.
The warranty on the Precor 9.23 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts and wear items are covered for 5 years, and the frame and welds are covered for life. This type of coverage is only offered when the manufacturer thinks their product will last.