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Spirit Treadmills Reviewed

Spirit Treadmills

Are They for You?

Spirit treadmills are known for their product innovations. These treadmills belong in the mid-range price category.

So if you’re looking to buy cheap entry level treadmills, this brand is not for you. But if you’re looking for feature rich treadmills, and you're not too worried about the price tag, then read this review. This might be the brand you’re looking for.

The Company Behind Spirit Treadmills

Spirit was established in the early 80’s but it was not until the later that decade did they start selling fitness equipment. They once manufactured all their machines in the U.S. until Dyaco purchased majority of the company. Now, all treadmill productions are done abroad.

Dyaco is a manufacturer of exercise equipment which hails from Taiwan. They are also the treadmill producer of Sole treadmills. The company has manufacturing plants in both Taiwan and China.

Spirit XT185 Treadmill

Dyaco also has its own R&D department, which dedicate their time to the development of new and efficient equipment. This is probably the reason why Spirit is so known for their product innovation.

Price Range Category

Spirit treadmills belong in the mid-priced range category. Their treadmills are currently being sold at around $1,000 to a little over $2,000. With these price tags, you’ll get beautifully designed treadmills with lots of features and long warranties.

What Spirit Lacks…

Spirit needs to improve the quality of their equipment. In an effort to provide better features while maintaining its affordable price, Dayco replaced good treadmill parts with average treadmill parts and moved the production offshore which resulted to the decline of their machine’s quality.

Lately however, the quality of Spirit machines have been improving. But so have most of their competition. As a result, their quality is still lagging behind other mid-priced treadmill brands.

Recommendation

To conclude, Spirit Treadmills are affordable, great looking, and has nice features, but they have to improve their quality some more.

And until they do, I believe there are other comparable treadmills out there with way better quality. (See our best treadmill page)


Where to Buy

If after reading my recommendation, you would still want to buy Spirit treadmills, I suggest you buy from Amazon.

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But before you buy, be sure to read our reviews of individual Spirit treadmills below. It would guide you in finding the Spirit machine that suits you best.


Spirit XT185 Treadmill
Cost: $1,299
Motor Size: 2.5HP Continuous Duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Incline: 10%
Running Surface Size: 50in x 20in
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is Spirit's entry level tradmill this year. This machine is ideal for leisure runs and moderate workout sessions only.


Spirit XT285 Treadmill
Cost: $1,499
Motor Size: 2.75HP Continuous Duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Incline: 12%
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This machine is better for running, however tall people might find the 55 inch length of the running deck a little too short to feel comfortable in, especially when sprinting.


Spirit XT385 Treadmill
Cost: $1,799
Motor Size: 3.0HP Continuous Duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Incline: 15%
Running Surface Size: 58in x 20in
Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: This is one of the better Spirit models in the market right now. This machine is definitely worth considering if it is within your budget.


Below are some of the older Spirit Treadmills that have been discontinued.

This site would keep these reviews here as some or most of these machines are still being sold online through auctions sites or classified ads sites.

Spirit Inspire Treadmills

Spirit IN839 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $899.99
Motor Size: 1.25HP
Maximum Speed: 6mph
Incline: 6 levels
Running Surface Size: 46in x 14in
Pulse Grip: No
Folding: Yes
Others: the worst treadmill in the Inspire line.


Spirit IN100 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,099.99
Motor Size: 2.0HP
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 10%
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 51in x 18in
Pulse Grip: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: this treadmill was definitely not worth its price.


Spirit IN200 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,199.99
Motor Size: 2.0HP
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 10%
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 51in x 18in
Pulse Grip: Yes
Folding: Auto Folding
Others: similar to the IN100 but with an auto folding feature.


Spirit IN400 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,399.99
Motor Size: 3.0HP
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 15%
Maximum User Weight: 330 lbs
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Pulse Grip: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: this was the best treadmill in the Inspire series.


Spirit Z-Series Treadmills

Spirit Z8 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $998.99
Motor Size: 1.5HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 10mph
Maximum Incline: 11%
Maximum User Weight: 275 lbs
Running Surface Size: 50in x 18in
Heart Rate: No
Folding: Yes
Others: lacks the features that should be found in treadmills worth $1,000.


Spirit Z9 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,299.00
Motor Size: 3.0HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Maximum Incline: 15%
Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: came with good specs and features while at the same time still being very affordable.


Spirit Z100 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,699.99
Motor Size: 3.0HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Maximum Incline: 15%
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: similar to the Z9 model but this was slightly better.


Spirit Z300 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $1,899.99
Motor Size: 3.0HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Maximum Incline: 15%
Maximum User Weight: 350 lbs
Running Surface Size: 55in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: one of the easiest folding treadmill in the market during its introduction.


Spirit Z500 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $2,099.99
Motor Size: 3.0HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Maximum Incline: 15%
Maximum User Weight: 375 lbs
Running Surface Size: 58in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: Yes
Others: was another great looking Spirit treadmill with excellent folding feature.


Spirit Z700 Treadmill Discontinued
Cost: $2,099.99
Motor Size: 3.0HP continuous duty
Maximum Speed: 12mph
Maximum Incline: 15%
Maximum User Weight: 375 lbs
Running Surface Size: 58in x 20in
Heart Rate: Yes
Folding: No
Others: was the non-folding counterpart of the Z500 model. It was also one of the better Spirit treadmills.


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