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Spirit XT485 Treadmill Review

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EXPERT REVIEW

Great package. With the economy in the state that it is in, you should be able to get your Spirit dealer to work with you on price and if you can get this for several hundred off, you have a winner in the quality side of the equation. If you want electronic features and touch screens, look elsewhere. A former standout gets more competition in this very heated price range. If you have to pay list, you should start looking at Sole's machine or even looking at saving a few hundred bucks and get a high quality NordicTrack or Proform. Spirit has fallen behind the times when you compare this treadmill with what other companies are producing around the $2,000 price point in regard to features and technology. We would expect that Spirit has some of these things under development but for right now, they are behind the times.

Number of Programs 10
Heart Rate Sensor and Type Contact & Telemetric
Horsepower 4
Speed Range .5 - 12
Incline/Decline Range 0 - 15
Weight Capacity 425 Lbs
Belt Size 22 x 60
Footprint 81.9 x 34.8 x 56.9
Folds Yes
Weight of Unit 269 Lbs
Warranty Lifetime Frame, Motor and Deck, 10Yr Parts, 1Yr Labor

General Information

Spirit Fitness is a company that was started in the early 80's and has produced many types of products and started producing fitness products in the late 80's. They are known for product innovation. Their treadmills are typically mid-priced. Dyaco International purchased Spirit years ago and all of their production is offshore. The quality has been improving and Dyaco has made a huge investment in the Spirit brand.

Quality / Philosophy

The once totally US owned factory is now a subsidiary of Dyaco, who hails from Taiwan. The practice of putting decent parts in their treadmills has continued once again and they are trying to fill the value segment with many decent choices. With heavy competition from Icon and Horizon, it will be interesting to see how they do.

Outlook

Dyaco has poured quite a bit of money into the Spirit brand to revitalize it and the results are showing. Their move to a more value oriented business should help their results.

Customer Reviews Coming Soon!

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