Precor 9.35 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
One of the best home treadmills on the market and priced to let you know you are buying one of the best!
Precor makes one of the most solid home treadmills you can find. They also are very proud of their products as reflected in the pricing.
The Precor 9.35 is a tremendous treadmill at a very high price. It sells for $4,999. While it is very good quality, we aren't sure it deserves $1,000 more than the 9.31. They are both similar, but the 9.35 offers more features and a greater variety of workout programs. It's up to you if you think it's worth the extra money.
You get an accommodating walking area with this model. The belt measures in at 22" x 56". The standard walking belt size on today's treadmill is 20" x 60", so this one is slightly wider and shorter. Users that have a wide stance may find this belt to be more comfortable, and we doubt the shorter length will affect the average person's ability to run without altering their stride.
A good motor powers this machine, but for $4,999, it's not really impressive. If you know where to look, you can find treadmills with better power producing capabilities for less than $2,000. You can run up to 12 mph on this model. That should be fast enough to challenge even serious runners.
The cushioning system is very impressive on this treadmill. Ground Effects Impact Control Systems uses individual shock absorbers to provide cushioning at the landing point of your foot and a firmer push off area. There aren't many treadmills that have a more forgiving or durable cushioning systems, and most of the ones that do make the price of this model look low.
The projected reliability of this machine is one area where it really shines. We expect it to last longer than many of the models that cost much more than this one does. The quality of parts is also very good. Just remember, the 9.31 and 9.33 offer similar quality and cost $1,000 and $500 less, respectively.
The warranty on the Precor 9.35 is good, but it's not great at this price. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts and wear items are covered for 10 years, and the frame and welds are covered for life. This is about the minimum coverage you should expect on such an expensive treadmill.