The 10 Best Treadmills for 2017 – By Treadmill Doctor
14 Dec '16

The 10 Best Treadmills for 2017 – By Treadmill Doctor

The whole review format is new! Where are the Best Buy selections?!? Things change and so have our reviews! Instead of Best Buy selections, we now have a 10 Best list. Last week, we examined our Treadmill of the Year pick but this week, we will look at the 10 Best list! So with no further delay, let’s take a quick peek at the 10 Best!

1.  True ES900

2.  Proform Power 995i

3.  Precor TRM 211 Energy

4.  NordicTrack Commercial 2950

5.  True Performance 300

6.  Proform Pro 2000

7.  NordicTrack C990

8.  True Performance 100

9.  Horizon T101

10.  NordicTrack Desk Treadmill Platinum

A quick synopsis of each:

True ES900 – If I had unlimited funds, this would be my pick but it is out of the reach of most people since it lists, starting at $6,000 and with options, goes up over $8,000.

Proform Power 995i – One of the best picks for those on a budget. At $999, this is affordable for most people and is packed with features and quality that you almost never see in this price range.

Precor TRM 211 Energy – If your search is quality, this is the lowest priced machine on the market that checks all the quality boxes but you have to pay around $2,000 for it, so it should be quality.

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 – Although you could make an argument that this machine is higher quality than the Precor at a lower price, you also get the mass market service from NordicTrack that is what you would get if Comcast service had a baby with Walmart’s service level.

True Performance 300 – Packed with massive quality and superb service, this is a high quality option and a more affordable price than the ES900 model but still quite pricey.

Proform Pro 2000 – One of the best deals on the market. Close to the quality of the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 but at a vastly lower price. There are some corners cut but a runner can use this machine without too much worry.

NordicTrack C990 – A kissing cousin to the Proform Power 995i without the motivational console that the Proform had but an equally great value for the money. At the $999 price point, it gives you a ton for your money but it isn’t for those who are too serious about their exercise.

True Performance 100 – The lowest priced True that I would consider. Stripped from some of the features of the higher end True line but still holds the line on the quality that made True a fixture in the fitness industry.

Horizon T101 – If I needed a cheap treadmill, this would be my pick but don’t plan on using it for much more than a regular walking routine. Least expensive treadmill I would even consider.

NordicTrack Desk Treadmill Platinum – Since the desk treadmill movement is so large, we felt it would be a mistake not to include at least one on our list. If you are interested in a desk treadmill to use while working, this NordicTrack would be our pick.

For 2017, Treadmill Doctor has decided to completely revamp our format for reviews so we are much more carefully curating our selections so, while they are still broad and comprehensive for 95% of the market, we are being careful about overloading you with information and trying to put it in a format that is easier to read on a mobile device like a phone. We hope you enjoy!

There are 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks a lot for such a post. It is a tough job for people to choose the right treadmill. You are making it easier. There is a blog on Treadmill Running where everything about Treadmill Running like does and don'ts are explained.

    Here's the link:

    Hope this will be much helpful for a runner.

  2. Carol Maki
    5:30 pm December 26, 2016

    Hello, glad to find your website.  We have had a Precor (9.2) treadmill for over 12 years, maybe longer.  The entire hood assembly has cracked (grandkids played on too many times) and will no longer stay put – even with duct tape.  The machine still works well.  We have loved this treadmill and do mostly walking with some light running on it.  Our adult kids use it very rarely and will run on it.  Precor has the part and will charge 410.00 for the hood and I'm very reluctant to do this.  Since we know the machine and live in the Seattle area we are contemplating getting the TRM 211, mostly due to your review.  Just wondering if you have any thoughts on this.  Thank you!

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