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Spirit CT800 Treadmill Review

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How long will the Spirit CT800 last?

The Spirit CT 800 is deemed commercial but is more of a true light commercial treadmill. While we don't see too many dues-paying facilities with the Spirit line, I’m sure they are out there somewhere. As far as bringing this Spirit CT 800 home, if you can get past the looks, it is robust. We like the fact that Spirit has given this treadmill one of the best warranties in its class for residential applications. They have faith in their product, should you? We at Treadmill Doctor feel with proper maintenance and avoiding power surges by turning your treadmill off when not in use that the CT800 could last a good number of years. If you’re on the heavy side and a legitimate runner you may have to replace the walking belt at some point and keypads and other wear parts can always fail but as with any treadmill, these problems may arise. As far as the actual duration of the CT 800 one can only speculate that it may just come to a point that your tired of looking at it more than it breaks or is unfixable.

Brief Overview

The Spirit CT 800 is the fourth-place winner in Treadmill Doctors 2021 Best Buy list for treadmills in the $2000 to $2999 price point. Spirit has been making decent cardio for years. Their treadmills don't have a ton of bells and whistles like some of their competition but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The guts of the CT 800 as with other spirit products are respectable. When compared to other treadmills in this price range you get a lot of quality parts and a very respectable warranty. This Spirit CT 800 is a light commercial treadmill in our opinion which means that it is designed to withstand some heavier use. Commercial is a term that we at Treadmill Doctor know is subjective. There are plenty of other manufactures who like to throw this word commercial around but are in no way are their claims substantiated. This CT 800 is a light commercial treadmill, but would it make a good treadmill for the family?

Overall Quality

The overall build of this Spirit CT 800 is solid. This treadmill is deemed commercial and uses “commercial” grade parts. This treadmill is beefy and if your buying one you want to have it installed by a professional. The drive motor is plenty powerful, and the running surface is large enough to accommodate virtually any user. This treadmill has a top speed range of 12MPH which is a little disappointing. For a residential situation that's going to be plenty fast for the bulk of end-users. Spirit gives a very robust warranty with this CT 800. It's arguably the best warranty in its class for a homeowner in this price range. We have no reason to believe that this Spirit CT 800 can’t go the distance in a residential setting. This treadmill has been redesigned recently which is an improvement cosmetically but still looks a bit cheap. We don't like the console cable placement which should only be a problem for you if you're trying to install this treadmill yourself or you have to move. We could easily see that cable being severed for those not familiar with Spirits cable routing. The motor cover is a bit janky as well, but it holds in place fine.

Things we like

  • Good Warranty
  • Decent Price
  • Nice Running Area

Things we dislike

  • X
    Console Cables Routing
  • X
    Hood Design and Power Entry

Specs

Number of Programs 18
Heart Rate Sensor & Type EKG/BT
Horsepower 4.0 HP
Speed Range 12 MPH
Incline/Decline Range 15%
Weight Capacity 450 LBS
Belt Size 22"x60"
Folds Yes
Weight of Unit 383 LBS
Warranty Lifetime Frame, 5 year Motor, 5 year Deck, & Parts; 2 years Labor

History

and keypads and other wear parts can always fail but as with any treadmill, these problems may arise. As far as the actual duration of the CT 800 one can only speculate that it may just come to a point that your tired of looking at it more than it breaks or is unfixable.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Spirit CT 800 is a well-built treadmill. It can accommodate most users due to its powerful motor and large running surface. This Spirit uses a quality deck and quality running belt that should last you a good number of years, The CT 800 is backed by a very good warranty for its price range, in fact, it's arguably the best in its class. It's not the prettiest treadmill in the world but if you're more in to function than looks it is solid. This treadmill also doesn’t give you any interactive gimmicks aside from the Bluetooth Heart Rate feature but does give you a good selection of programs. We at Treadmill Doctor wish the console cable had better routing but if you have it professionally installed this shouldn’t be a problem. When it comes to moving this treadmill, I cannot guarantee what the mover might do to that cable. The Spirit CT 800 is not the best treadmill in its price range and that's why we gave it fourth place. There are certainly worse treadmills in this price range that don’t have Spirits robust warranty If you can get past the looks it should be a capable companion for years to come.

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