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.
Features extreme users would love...
Powerful motor complimenting an excellent drive system
This is a powerful 3 HP motor that could swagger into many higher priced models. It generates sufficient power to move a fairly large sized treadbelt smoothly without compromising efficiency. Extreme runners can cruise to 12 mph and grind this machine into the ground with the knowledge that a lifetime warranty covers the motor.
A bigger belt adequate to energize any workout
The running surface measures 20" x 57" which happens to be just 3" shorter than the standard sized 20" x 60" walking belt you observe in advanced treadmills. Wider, taller users will not have difficulty enjoying safety, stability and stride length with this surface at their disposal.
A heavy treadmill that accepts heavier users
The machine weighs in at 227 pounds and has a higher stress tolerance for users exceeding 375 pounds. This allows heavier users to follow punishing regimens without losing control and stability.
Reversible deck boosts longevity
Users can slow down wear and tear of the deck by simply reversing it and installing a new belt. This effectively distributes the stress of impact evenly over the running surface, doubling the life of the deck.
Labor is covered for 1 year, parts and wear items are covered for 5 years, and the frame and welds are covered for life, making this a satisfying warranty cover that will thrill serious users following extreme fitness ambitions.
The parts quality is impressive, the warranty is stupendous and longevity is much better than some high priced models. Overall this is great value for your investment.
And a moment for reflection...
The pricing will hit budget buyers
The $1,799 price tag would appear to be a mini-mountain for many buyers to climb, and for these budget-conscious folks there are models that combine utility and affordability at lower price bands. But for serious runners on the look out for quality, reliability and longevity, the Precor 9.23 is an irresistible buy.
Cushioning offers decent yet unimpressive protection
Precor has a solid reputation for cushioning comfort in the spa and gym treadmill circuit; therefore it comes as a bit of a surprise that they have packed lower shock absorption technology in this high priced model. Not a bad cushioning effort overall, but lower priced models are offering better technology.
The final verdict
The Precor 9.23 offers excellent value for money at the $1,799 price tag. It is very competitive and a good $200 cheaper than the brands (winner and contenders) figuring in Best Buy Award category. If you happen to be an extreme runner following a tough fitness schedule, this is an amazing machine at a very reasonable price.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.