Precor recently announced a significant price reduction for the 9.23 non-folding treadmill, making what was a very expensive treadmill available for $1,599. Precor is known for their quality – and their premium prices. You have probably used their machines at upscale hotels and health clubs.
Before you compare the Precor 9.23 treadmill to its competitors, you should know that Precor avoids what some might call the “bells and whistles” like audio systems, cooling fans, TV screens, etc. They make very high-quality treadmills, but they proudly advertise that they don’t add all the gee-whiz features that other makes offer. They also don’t provide max user weight ratings for their residential machines.
Precor’s residential treadmills share many features and specifications with their commercial line.
Precor buyers give the machines very high reviews, especially that they are so quiet.
The 9.23 treadmill is Precor’s “entry-level” machine, and it brings pretty solid specifications to the $1,500 – $1,799 price range comparison.
Here are the Precor 9.23′s highlights:
- 3.0 CHP motor – the same motor they put in all their treadmills and more than adequate for almost all users
- 12 mph speed and 15% incline capabilities – the standards for full-size treadmills
- 20″ x 57″ walking/running surface – large enough for all but perhaps the tallest users
- “Ground Effects Impact Control” – Precor’s shock absorption system that is in all their models
- Lifetime frame warranty, with 5 years on parts, including the motor, and 1 year on labor. Because of Precor’s reputation for high quality, this slightly lesser warranty does not deter Precor buyers
- Hand grips to monitor heart rate – no wireless chest strap, which does come with the Precor 9.27
Not much else to say, really. If you are interested in perhaps THE highest-quality treadmills around, and you don’t require all the frilly extras, take a look at the Precor treadmills, including the 9.23.
Check out the Precor 9.23 treadmill video below to see this machine in action.
Here is what one Precor 9.23 buyer had to say:
The Precor 9.23 does not have a lot of fancy electronic programs, TV, fan, etc. But it is a very sturdy, smooth, quiet treadmill designed to be run on for many years (most cheaper treadmills are meant to be walked on, not run). The frame, deck, motor, and belt are all very solid, gym-quality components that will far outlast the entry level treadmill I recently threw away.