Buy From: Fitness Superstore
Overall rating: 5
Ease of use: 5
Console features: 4
Value for money: 4.5
Build quality: 5
The Nordic Track C100 Treadmill was a pleasure to test. Having tested several Nordic Track treadmills in the past, including the T9.2 and T7.2, I was expecting great things from the C100 and I wasn’t disappointed.
Sleek and spacious build
The first notable point about the C100 is its overall look. As soon as you see it, you just know that it’s going to deliver in terms of comfort and performance. In comparison to other models at its price point, it stands out with its large, engaging console, sleek looks and solid build. I was impressed to see that it had a 51cm/20” wide treadbelt. This is the size you get on commercial models in the gym, so it is definitely nice and spacious.The length – 55”/140cm – doesn’t go amiss either. I’m tall (just over 6ft) and I was able to run naturally and confidently. Other treadmills at this price point will often have smaller treadbelts which can make it awkward, particularly for taller runners and sprinters.
Also common at this price point would be less powerful motors. The C100 boasts a 2.5 CHP (continuous horse power) motor. Being a stronger motor, it means this treadmill offers a max speed of 20km/h and 10% incline. For me, that’s exactly what I’m after. In terms of speed, that’s right up there at the top for a home, non-commercial model and most people wouldn’t need any faster for home use.
Another key selling point about this treadmill is its FlexSelect™ adjustable cushioning. Basically, this allows you to change the feel of the treadbelt. You can either have a firm platform or a more cushioned surface which cuts down the impact on your joints. Personally, I think this functionality is inspired. It caters to everyone’s preferences and it couldn’t be easier to switch either – you simply twist a dial when the deck is lifted up. (Also easy to achieve with the assist lift and drop). And you can tell the difference – it’s not a gimmick. Add the spacious treadbelt size, and it’s the perfect combination.
Engaging and simple console
The console on the C100 is very present. It’s wide and easy to navigate. Unlike other models in this price range that have far smaller consoles that can be tricky and fiddly to use while you’re running, this one is nice and big and has handy one touch incline and speed controls to make things easier. There is also an easy button to locate the programmes so it’s all made very simple. There are 16 programmes in total, which is a decent amount by any home model standards.
The only thing this machine does lack is the iFit Live compatibility you get with many of the other Nordic Track treadmills, such as the T9.2, T17.2 and T23.0. However, if you want that interactive training functionality, you will be looking at a higher price point. Although the C100 lacks the interactive training, it certainly makes up for it with its built in programmes, great looks and attractive price.
Space saving design
The fact the treadmill can be folded away is definitely a key selling point. For many of us, having a treadmill constantly set up just isn’t practical, so the fact you can store the C100 tidily away is brilliant. It features an assisted drop so it’s very safe to open and close. And it means you can store it tidily without taking up loads of floor space.
Nordic’s warranty of lifetime on frame, 10 years on motor and two years parts and labour is very good. One thing to remember though is that you have to register the warranty within 28 days of buying with Nordic Track or the 2 years parts and labour reverts to one year. Don’t be caught out! All details are included in the box with the treadmill. Just don’t forget to look.
Overall, this is a very high quality home treadmill, which is typical for Nordic Track. It’s a very solid machine, providing a stable platform for users up to 125kg (that’s approximately 19 and a half stone). It’s currently available at an amazing price at Fitness Superstore – just £599. Considering it’s just missing the iFit Live compatibility, I totally recommend it.
Buy Nordic Track C100 Treadmill at FItness Superstore. They have some great 360 degree view images too, so you can get a really good look.