Spirit Treadmill Reviews
Spirit treadmill have a very good reputation in the industry for being well built, stable, higher end treadmills since 80’s. Spirit continues to support fitness products more than ever today with an unparalleled motivation that always puts customers as first priority.
Spirit is manufactured in US but they have moved their fabrication to Taiwan after Dyaco purchased Spirit Fitness. With this business decision, Spirit can lower their treadmill market price and so far with no decent in quality. Additional, Spirit begins to grow where Dyaco continue to put on financial support for research and development for more quality and reliability.
Spirit products are uniquely engineered and constructed to deliver safe and effective cardiovascular training results. Spirit introduces few treadmills into market including the Spirit X, Z series, Esprit series and the Spirit XT series. Few have discontinued and now are mainly focus on X series and Spirit Espirit.
Why choose Spirit Treadmill
- The Spirit name is now owned by Dyaco, and it actually is the same company behind the excellent Sole treadmill. Both spirit and Sole are built with same components with similar design. The different actually are their target markets as Spirit primarily sells through fitness equipment specialist stores and several resellers online, where you can get professional and personal service. You may find Spirit service are responsive enough as Spirit’s main motivation is always put priority on customer.
- The innovation and creative design for Spirit treadmill especially Spirit’s motor with case motor mount is designed to help preventing the motor from shifting which resulting loosen belt and following feel like very slipping. Added, better air flow circulation at motor cover which comes with ventilation design by using large aluminum frames on lower electronics to absorb excess heat. All airflow circulation will help to keep the treadmill cool and running for years.
- Most Spirit model especially the latest X Series treadmill is offering lifetime on frame, motor and deck, 10 years parts, 1 year labor warranyy coverage. The 10-year warranty on parts is a much better warranty than most treadmills have as majority of treadmill brands only offer with 5 years on parts. For the mid end range ($1000 tot $2500), this is extremely difficult to beat.
Spirit Treadmill Price Range
Spirit are fall in mid range price of treadmill and you probably can get it less than $2000. Their new Espirit series range offering with trendy design and quality component. Spirit maybe still not as well known by other brands, but I believe with their Spirit series which high quality but with this price range, Spirit may put some fire on Treadmill industry. They will grow popularity once they become widely distributed.
Note: Spirit sells through a network of dealers and not direct to the public which required picked up or delivered locally. However, you still can get the sprit’s treadmills from their licensed dealers that trade online. In fact, there are offering some discount and free gift from them. Do your smart calculation here!
Spirit Treadmill Models Overview
Spirit Esprit Series
Spirit Esprit ET188 Folding Treadmill – the most basic of Spirit series with fewer features and of course the lower price.
Spirit Esprit ET288 Folding Treadmill – Soft drop assist fold-up design with compact footprint where space is at a premium. Suitable for average runner with reasonable price
Spirit Esprit ET388 Folding Treadmill – Compact and better valued in good price.
Spirit Esprit ET488 Folding Treadmill – Heavy duty and steel frame construction with solid features, but there are nothing special.
Spirit Esprit ET588 Folding Treadmill – For advanced runner with top-of-the-line, most user friendly, feature rich treadmill
One Glance Overview
|Models||ET 188||ET 288||ET 388||ET 488||ET 588|
|Lengh||60 in||70 in||70.5 in||75.5 in||79.5 in|
|Width||28.5 in||31 in||34 in||34 in||33 in|
|Height||50 in||55 in||59 in||60 in||60 in|
|Weight Capacity||250 lbs||275 lbs||300 lbs||325 lbs||350 lbs|
|Belt||16″ x 47″ ,1.5 ply Duraweave treadbelt||18″ x 50″, 1.5 ply Duraweave treadbelt||20″ x 55″ , 1.5 ply Duraweave treadbelt||20″ x 55″ , 2 ply Duraweave treadbelt||20″ x 58″ , 2 ply Duraweave treadbelt|
|Motor||1.25 HP continuous drive Motor||2.0 HP Continuous duty motor||2.25 HP Continuous duty motor||2.5 HP Continuous duty motor||2.75 HP Continuous duty motor|
|Speed||0.5 – 7.5 mph||0 – 10 mph||0 to 10 mph||0 to 10 mph||0 to 12 mph|
|Incline||Manual 3-Position Incline||0-10% grade||0-10% grade||0-10% grade||0-12.5% grade|
|Warranty||5 yrs frame, 1-yr motor and 90 days deck, parts and in-home labor||Lifetime on frame, motor and 1-yr on deck, parts and in-home labor||Lifetime on frame, motor and 1-yr on deck, parts and in-home labor||Lifetime on frame, motor and 1-yr on deck, parts and in-home labor||Lifetime on frame, motor and 1-yr on deck, parts and in-home labor|
Spirit X series
XT185 Treadmill - Entry level of among X series with lowest price. Excellent for light walking/jogging
XT285 Treadmill - Similiar features with Spirit XT185, but plus two heart rate programs and accesories
XT385 Treadmill – Addtional two User programs and up to 15% elevation capability. Ideal for advanced power walkers/intermediate runners
XT485 Treadmill - Additional 2 more programs. Excelent for all levels of runners
XT685 Treadmill – Non-folding with larger diameter rollers and a 2″ wider belt. Best selection for heavier and/or advanced runners.
One Glance Overview
|Models||XT 185||XT 285||XT 385||XT 485||XT 685|
|Lengh||71 in||76 in||78 in||80 in||80 in|
|Width||35 in||35 in||36 in||36 in||34 in|
|Height||52 in||52 in||56 in||56 in||56 in|
|Weight Capacity||275 lbs||350 lbs||375 lbs||425 lbs||425 lbs|
|Belt||20″ x 50″, 1.5 ply″ treadbelt||20″ x 55″, 1.5 ply″ treadbelt||20″ x 58″ , 1.5 ply Duraweave treadbelt||20″ x 60″ , 1.5 ply Duraweave treadbelt||20″ x 60″ , 2 ply Duraweave treadbelt|
|Motor||2.5 HP Continuous Motor||2.75 HP Continuous Motor||3.0 HP Continuous Motor||3.25 HP Continuous Motor||3.5 HP Continuous Motor|
|Speed||0.5 – 10 mph||0.5 – 10 mph||0 – 12 mph||0 – 12 mph||0 – 12 mph|
|Incline||0-10% grade||0-12% grade||0-15% grade||0-15% grade||0 – 12.5% grade|
|Warranty||Lifetime frame, motor,deck and 5-yrs on parts and 1-yr labor||Lifetime frame, motor,deck and 10-yrs on parts and 1-yr labor||Lifetime frame, motor,deck and 10-yrs on parts and 1-yr labor||Lifetime frame, motor,deck and 10-yrs on parts and 1-yr labor||Lifetime frame, motor,deck and 10-yrs on parts and 1-yr labor|