NordicTrack C900 Treadmill Review
NordicTrack C900 Treadmill is NordicTrack new model release for 2011, mainly targeting budget price range. In fact, Nordic Track are pretty good in upgrading their best value and launch into more impressive and valuable treadmill each year. In 2010, Nordic Track A2750 Pro is one of the best buy with impressive specs and iFit Live. In order to moving forward, Nordic Track C900 took the A2750 Pro and made it better with few improvements including with larger motor(3.0 CHP), steeper incline (15%), decent warranties and the new advanced cushioning system. All this making C900 are excellent value and more worth for investment comparing A2750 Pro with the same price range. Let’s have a closer look on NordicTrack C900 treadmill.
- Motor : 3.0 CHP DurX™ Commercial Pro Motor
- Belt : 20″ x 60″ Treadbelt
- Speed : 0–12 MPH 1-Touch™ Speed
- Incline : 0–15% 1-Touch™ Incline
- Folding : Yes
- Display : 7″ Backlit Display with RaceTrack™
- User Weight Capacity : 350lbs
- Warranty : Lifetime Frame Warranty, Lifetime Motor Warranty, 3-Year Parts and 1- Year Labor
MSRP : $1,599
- Sale Price : $999
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Motor – Most Powerful Motor Below $1,000
Powering NordicTrack C900 treadmill is 3.0 CHP DurX™ Commercial Pro Motor. This 3.0 CHP motor is designed and rigorously tested for matchless performance to handle strains of running and steep incline up to 15%. It runs extremely quiet and able to give you more than enough power to drive the extra long 60″ belt with superior performance in vibration and noise. You will hardly find 3.0 HP motor at this price range. Add on, the motor comes in lifetime warranty.
Frame – With 2.5″ Precision Machined Rollers
SpaceSaver treadmill features design with an EasyLift Assist which includes a powerful shock that will help lift the deck with an easy push. This folding feature allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position with occupy smaller floor area after workout. There are also 2.5″ larger Rollers fitted in C900 in order to reducing slippage and also reducing wearing on belt, motor with less rotations. Overall, the construction of the NordicTrack C900 is solid and makes for a very rigid feel even during jogging.
Deck – Ability Of 15% Incline
Nordic Track claims C900 are able to withstand heavy use up to 350 lbs. In my opinion, I do feel majority of treadmill brand are over estimate their weight capacity. Just imaging if you are more than 300 lbs and keep on pounding on a $999 budget treadmill, this will shorten your treadmill lifetime. If you are over 300 lbs, I would recommend you go for more robust deck like NordicTrack Commercial 1500. This is also one of the NordicTrack best buy model with enormous popularity and proven reliability.
One of the most surprising features of C900 treadmill is the ability of the deck to have incline up to 15% where most of the treadmills under $1000 only give you 10% incline or the most up to 12%. 1-Touch incline control can be adjusted between 0-15 degree of grade by single touch of a button comparing with traditional scrolling option.
Running Surface – Four Times Protection And Four Times Comfort
New for 2011, QuadFlex Cushioning is specially designed to get four times the protection and four times the comfort by reducing impact on your joints with the air-based, shock cushioning system on extra-long treadbelt. This adjustable cushioning system which employs with a moveable isolator, that has been designed to reduce the impact on your ankles, knees and spine. NordicTrack claim this QuadFlex cushioning able to provide an energy return and it help to absorb more shock for longer workout.
Workout Programs and Heart Rate Monitor
A generous selection of workout programs are installed in NordicTrack C900 Treadmill. Total of 20 built-in workout programs with choose from 5 high intensity, 5 speed, 5 incline or 5 calorie-burn workouts to get the results you want! If these 20 workout programs are unable to satisfied you, there are still iFit Live Technology to achieve your fitness goals.
Additional, NordicTrack C900 equipped with a Dual-Grip CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor by monitoring your heart rate with built-in handlebar sensors. I can monitor my heart rate ensures that I am always in the right training zone for my goals to getting more effective workout.
iFit Live Technology – Smarter Workouts And Faster Results
iFit Live technology featuring workouts training with Jillian Michaels personal trainer, and automatic speed and incline controls. This iFit technology is like having your own personal trainer provides specialized workouts and coaching through your workout. Ifit Live wireless technology powered by Google Map even connect your treadmill with trails all over the world for ultimate workout experience. I have try it with adding the thrill of competition to my workout with 5k races against my Facebook friends and this is exciting.
You will required an internet connection for this fantastic workout and have to pay a membership for this iFit Live feature. C900 are only with iFit Live compatible which iFit Live module sold seperately. For me, of course this is not a good point as I still need to paid for the feature. But this allow some feaxibility as someone may not really like this feature then it will consider a waste. I am willing to pay for this because it really cool!
Console – Easy To Read
You will get a backlit oversized, easy-to-read 7″ LCD display for NordicTrack C900 that display all your important workout data including speed, time, distance, incline, pulse and calories burned.
Extra Accessory – Standard
Although speakers are becoming a standard feature on many treadmills, NordicTrack still one of the treadmill brand that offers the best sound systems. There are 3”high excursion drivers in the Intermix Acoustics 3.0 sound system to delivery incredible clarity of sound. Still, It still cannot compare with the Bose system, but i am very impressed with the quality of the speaker. Besides, you can plug-in your iPod or MP3 with music enable during your workout to reduce your boredom.
Most treadmills include cooling fans that actually work but almost useless where you will hardly feel the air blow. But NordicTrack are playing pretty well on this feature where they designed the cooling fan to point directly at your core so you get the best results for cooling down. 3-speed AutoBreeze Workout Fan will automatically changes airflow to match your workout speed and you also can change the definite setting by low, medium or high.
Warranty – One Of The Best Coverage At This Price Point
Price – More Value With Less
NordicTrack are very frequent in changing price in order to make their treadmill more attractive. Sometimes it may changing prices twice a week with killer deals for Nordic Track treadmills. I have been monitor their price for sometimes ago, and notice that NordicTrack C900 can be found online with best deal at $999. This consider a very competitive price range for model with NordicTrack C900 specification.
Free shipping are included if you get it directly from manufacturer where you can save around $200.
Note: For years of treadmill reviews and survey have been done on Nordic Track treadmill, Sears Online offering the best deal for NordicTrack home fitness treadmill especially during sales. Remember To Research Before Get One!
Wrap-up – Editor Pick’s Best Buy Below $1,000
Just a simple reason for choosing NordicTrack C900, this treadmill comes with a lot of attractive features with less. This new generation of NordicTrack treadmill delivers a big value, larger motor, better parts and attractive iFit Live with unbelievable price range. In fact, I am always questioning how NordicTrack can afford to offer such a features packed treadmill in low price, but it does, and NordicTrack have make it all in C900 treadmill! Of course, there are other treadmills at $999 or maybe cheaper that are as durable as NordicTrack C900, but none of them can beat it with all the features available.
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