Non-Folding Treadmills Comparison
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:
|Full Review||Read Review||Read Review||Read Review||Read Review||Read Review|
|Speed||0.5 - 12 mph||0.5 - 12 mph||0.5 - 11 mph||0.5 - 4.5 mph||0.5 - 4.0 mph|
|Incline||0 - 15%||0 - 15%||0-12%||N/A||N/A|
|Motor||3.5 CHP||4.0 CHP||3 CHP||N/A|
|Max. Weight||400 lbs||400 lbs||350 lbs||300 lbs|
|Deck||22" x 60"||22" x 60"||20" x 60"||N/A||30" x 50"|
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. Sole F85) 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:
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
The Precor 9.35 treadmill is one of the more pricey treadmills on the market, yet one of the most efficient available. The operation of the 9.35 is quiet and smooth, allowing you to concentrate on what's most important.
Read the full Precor 9.35 Review
The Gold's Gym Trainer 1190 is a quality treadmill, affordably priced and loaded with some pretty sweet new features. Quickly reach desired results with 20 pre-defined workout programs as well as iFit Workout Card technology.
Read the full Gold's Gym Trainer 1190 Review
The LifeSpan Fitness Pro3 is a commercially designed treadmill built with great care and detail. You'll really appreciate the stable performance this high-end machine has to offer with aluminum rails added to support an already thick 3.2mm multi-ply belt.
Read the full LifeSpan Fitness Pro3 Review
The ProForm 380 CS is a very cheap, entry-level treadmill with a few luxuries like an iPod dock, Dual-Grip EKG heart rate monitor, and LCD display. The ProForm 380 CS is ideal for smaller users that need a treadmill for walking purposes.
Read the full ProForm 380 CS Review
The Yowza Smyrna is the slightly cheaper (and non-folding) version of the Keewadin and Biscayne treadmills, and includes extras like an iPod dock, built-in hi-Fidelity speakers, 3-speed cooling fan, wireless heart rate chest strap and more.
Read the full Yowza Fitness Smyrna Review
The Precor 9.23 is designed with commercial-grade parts and production, including a low-maintenance deck. The Precor 9.23 offers a 3.0 CHP motor, 20" x 57" running surface, 6 pre-defined workout programs and Ground Effects Impact Control Cushioning.
Read the full Precor 9.23 Review
The Precor 9.31 treadmill is a commercial-grade trainer designed for the home market. The treadmill lacks a lot of electronic luxuries (no mp3, iFit), but is very quiet and provides smooth operation for exercise enthusiasts. You'll appreciate the great detail that went into the overall construction.
Read the full Precor 9.31 Review