Best Non-Folding Treadmills of 2016
Are you looking for a non-folding treadmill? If you have the room why not invest in a non-folding treadmill? Generally, they feature higher-end specs (and sometimes lower prices), without having to foldup before and after workouts. The following table compares the top 5 non-folding treadmills we've reviewed:
X9i Incline Trainer
X11i Incline Trainer
X15i Incline Trainer
Boston Marathon 3.0
Boston Marathon 4.0
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|Speed||0 - 12 mph||0 - 12 mph||0 - 12 mph||0 - 15 mph||0 - 15 mph|
|Incline||-6 - 40%||-6 - 40%||-6 - 40%||- 6 - 20%||- 6 - 20%|
|Motor||3.0 CHP||4.25 CHP||4.5 CHP||4.25 CHP||4.25 CHP|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs||350 lbs||350 lbs||400 lbs||400 lbs|
|Deck||22" x 60"||22" x 60"||22" x 60"||20" x 62"||20" x 62"|
Non-Folding Treadmills Buying Guide
If this is the first time you are shopping for a new treadmill you may ask yourself — If I had the option between a folding and non-folding treadmill (assuming they’re the same price) why would I not buy the folding treadmill?
While folding treadmills are light and compact, two things you need for storage, they sometimes are forced to sacrifice important specs. Non-folding treadmills, meanwhile, do not share the same concern and thus can actually focus on providing the best motor, frame, parts and overall construction to make the treadmill work properly and run for a really long time.
Generally, commercial grade lines are all non-folding treadmills although you can find some really great folding treadmills (i.e. Commercial 1750 and the Sole F80) that are just as dependable and well made.
The non-folding treadmills being better argument probably derives from your local gym where most (if not all) of the treadmills should be commercialized and likely do not fold. However, the reason that gyms invest in non-folding treadmills is because they do not need the extra storage space. Therefore, leasing non-folding treadmills makes much more sense.
Since non-folding treadmills are heavier they are not recommended for constantly moving around the house, although some models are light enough and equipped with transport wheels for basic mobility.
When shopping for a non-folding treadmill the primary specs you should note and compare are:
- Size of motor
- Size of deck (or running surface)
- Max user weight
Those three specs will give you a great idea as to what the model can and cannot support. As always, also considering the brand is important as some companies simply do a better job of producing treadmills than others.
If you are divided between buying a folding or non-folding treadmill ask yourself:
- What room will house my treadmill (dimensions, square feet, other objects in room, etc)?
- What is the size and weight of the treadmill(s) I’m interested in buying?
- Is the treadmill already constructed when shipped or do I need to put it together myself?
- Once the treadmill is constructed, would it be convenient and beneficial to fold while not in use?
- Will I also have to transport it to another room?
If you are concerned about saving space and owning a treadmill that is mobile the logical response would be to buy a folding treadmill. Not so concerned? Why not purchase a non-folding treadmill? It really comes down to how much space you can afford to designate to your treadmill.
More Non-Folding Treadmills
The following did not make the Top 5 Non-Folding Treadmills, but are still worth a look:
A highly-rated and powerful non-folding treadmill, Sole's TT8 is a force to be reckoned with. The Sole TT8 features a spacious 22" x 60" running surface, 3.5 CHP motor, Custom Flex Adjustable Cushioning and polar heart rate monitoring.
Read the full Sole TT8 Review
The Sole S77 provides a powerful motor (4.0 CHP), spacious running surface (22" x 60"), durable frame (max user weight 400 lbs.), 10 workout programs and 9" LCD display all for under $2,000. It's one of the best values on the market.
Read the full Sole S77 Review
NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer offers an extremely challenging workout and many features at a great price point.
Read the full NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer Review
The Yowza Fitness Daytona is a commercial-grade treadmill with the latest virtual fitness technology, IWM. Intelligent Weight Management not only manages your weight, but also creates fully customized fitness programs.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Daytona Review
The Bowflex TC200 is arguably the best TreadClimber on the market, the first to offer G.O. Coach technology allowing the most personable piece of exercise equipment on the market. Find out how you can burn twice the calories of a standard treadmill with the Bowflex TC200...
Read the full Bowflex TreadClimber TC200 Review
What if you combine the treadmill, stairclimber and elliptical into one compact, efficient trainer? Now you can thanks to the Bowflex TC100, the company's best-selling TreadClimber. Learn more about the incredible new piece of exercise equipment below...
Read the full Bowflex TreadClimber TC100 Review
The Endurance T10HRC is listed as a commercial treadmill with high quality parts and production emphasized over electronics and the latest technology. The Endurance T10HRC provides a 3.0 CHP motor, 20" x 60" running surface and 25 pre-defined workout programs.
Read the full Endurance T10HRC Review