The Precor M9.23 treadmill is the cheapest Precor model in recent memory. However, this manufacturer is not known for making affordable treadmills, they are known for building high quality machines at very expensive prices. So be sure to read this review first before deciding to buy.
If you want a treadmill with the Precor brand but can’t afford the company’s standard models, then this is definitely a decent alternative for you. It is the most basic of all Precors this 2006 but it is also the most inexpensive which is great for those who are a little tight on the budget.
This Precor comes with a powerful 3.0HP continuous duty motor that has a max speed of 12mph and a max incline of 15% (in .5% incrememnts). This motor is pretty decent considering its price tag.
The 57” x 20” tread belt is long and wide to accommodate you and allow you to workout comfortably. Plus, the Ground Effects® Impact Control System cushions impact and stabilizes lateral movement. It eases wear and tear on your knees, legs, and back, increasing comfort and minimizing fatigue for a longer, healthier run.
The QuickStart feature jump-starts your exercise routine with a push of a button. While the safety-clip feature immediately stops the machine during your run, if needed, for added assurance.
The 5 program workout which is an integrated mix of speed, incline, and program options effectively work your lower body. This keeps you motivated with varied routines, from weight-loss to a random program workout. There is also an optional heart rate program for those who love working out in their target heart rate.
And finally, like other Precor treadmills this one also features 10 years of worry-free warranty. That means 10 years warranty for everything which is better than the industry standards.
Weaknesses of this machine include its features and its quality. For a treadmill in the $2,000 price category, this machine only comes with basic features which is mediocre compared to what other companies in this price range are offering. Its quality is also questionable because it is cheaper so it uses less quality parts compared to higher priced Precors.
With its questionable quality and basic features, I would not recommend the Precor M9.23 Treadmill. There are treadmills from other brands in this $2,000 price range that would give you more value for your money. (See our Best Buy Treadmills page). Or, if you really want a Precor, I suggest you settle for nothing less than the Precor M9.31 treadmill.
Motor: 3.0HP continuous motor
Running Deck: 57”L x 20”W
Speed: 0.5 to 12 mph
User Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Incline: up to 15%
Warranty: 10 Years
Heart Rate: Optional
• 5 total programmed workouts
• Ground Effects® Impact Control System
• Heart Rate Telemetry (optional)
If you plan on buying a Precor M9.23 treadmill, I suggest you find a local dealer through Precor. You can get it for just $2,199.00. As an alternative, you might also want to check if it's still available at Amazon.
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(Once again, if you plan on buying this machine I suggest you buy amazon)