Precor 9.23 Reviews

Precor 9.23 Treadmill is a quality in-home fitness equipment built with well-designed parts. The incline up to 15% and maximum speed of 12 mph guarantees a strenuous workout and the multi-zone shock absorption system reduces impact on your joints and feet.

Precor 9.23 TreadmillPrecor 9.23 Treadmill

Price from $1,479.87 to $1,799.00

Precor 9.23 Treadmill is perfect choice for who are looking for a high quality durable treadmill to up to hours of use.

Average rating By TreadMillsFans Customer Reviews: 4.3 / 5.0

Motor:
Folding:
3.0 HP
No
Treadbelt:
Capacity:
20″ x 57″
350 lbs
Speed:
Incline:
0.5-12 mph
0-15%




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Precor 9.23 Treadmill

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Some Expert Reviews ///

  • “The 9.23 is a treadmill that we highly recommend, but only to those who are really determined to workout consistently on a treadmill. This is a powerful machine that can satisfy the requirements of most avid runners…”—By RunReviews.com
  • “With a 30% drop in the price Precor has what we consider is the undisputed winner in the mid-range treadmill market!”
    —By Treadmilldoctor.com
  • “Commercial-grade treadmill offers little else in terms of extras, though features a durable steel drive and phenolic laminated deck. A large, bulky treadmill which takes up a lot of space yet makes up for with smooth production and quiet operation.”
    —By Fitrated.com

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User Reviews ///

  • Outstanding no frills workout machine:I decided to pick one of these up from a local dealer about two months ago because I hate going to the gym. I reasoned that if I had a treadmill in my apartment, I would have NO more excuses when it came to working out. Luckily, this has paid off for me – I’ve used the treadmill nearly every day since it was delivered. I really love this treadmill so far.

    The Precor was more expensive than similar models, but they seem to have a better reputation when it comes to quality, reliability, customer service, and repairs when things DO go wrong.

    When I was testing out treadmills at the store, the Precor definitely did feel more sturdy and well built, even though it’s one of their cheaper, Chinese made models. And even though the 9.23 is made in China, I was told that replacement parts are stocked in the US (if that means anything to anyone).

    I use my treadmill for walking on an incline only. The manual says that it supports users up to 550 pounds for walking only, and 350 pounds for running (which is much higher than other, cheaper models). I started using the treadmill when I was about 330 pounds, and have never had any major problems with it (I’m down 8 pounds last time I checked). The motor doesn’t jerk or hesitate at all, even for someone as heavy as me.

    One thing to note regarding the maximum weight: the dealer told me to add 50 pounds to the maximum if you’re going to run, so I would have exceeded the 350 pound max if I had done so. This didn’t bother me though as I had only planned on walking at an incline anyway.

    The only minor issue I’ve had so far is a slight bit of belt slippage under my right foot. There isn’t anything in the manual about this, but after doing some research, I figured out how to tighten the belt a bit so this wouldn’t happen. The belt would also go off center as well due to it being too loose. I haven’t had a problem since tightening it.

    The manual talks about centering the belt using the bolt on the right side of the belt only. To tighten the belt, you just have to do equal clockwise turns on each side of the belt while the treadmill is set to around 3 MPH – maybe a quarter or eighth turn at a time making sure the belt stays centered. I was very conservative about this, testing for slippage after each small turn, and I didn’t have to tighten the belt much. This was pretty easy, but Precor will have the local repair people come out if you are at all uncomfortable doing this yourself.

    I also called Precor customer service about the belt slippage just to be safe, and I also wanted to see how that whole process would go. When I called, I got connected to someone in the US nearly right away. The customer service agent directed me to the local repair guy, who confirmed what I had found about tightening the belt (he didn’t need to come out). The agent seemed rather knowledgable about the product, and cleared up some wrong information I got from the dealer as well. So far, I’m pretty happy with Precor customer service.

    The dealer told me I’d need to lubricate the belt, but the manual for the 9.23 says you never need to do this. Customer service confirmed that the 9.23′s belt does NOT need to be lubricated.

    The sound of the treadmill running and my footsteps are rather loud, but nothing too annoying when you wear headphones and listen to music. If others are in the room, it might be disturbing to them though.

    The treadmill has a rather strong odor to it at first that DOES seem to diminish over time. The best way I can describe it is a plastic and/or electronics smell. It’s not terrible, but it’s not exactly lovely either.

    The electronics are ultra basic – just what I wanted. You get a few programs and start, stop, incline and speed controls and that’s it. I actually prefer this since I only ever use manual controls anyway, and I have other gadgets I use to do anything fancy.

    The 9.23 doesn’t have side rails, which is a bit uncomfortable at first, but I’ve gotten used to it. The next model up has rails and a few other things, but I didn’t think it was worth the extra cost even though I really would prefer rails in order to steady myself. This is a minor issue that I’ve learned to live with.

    There is a small ledge under the screen that’s perfect for a Kindle or a tablet. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 Tablet (Black), and it sits securely on the ledge even at 6% incline. I listen to music and use the Kindle app to read, or I listen to Audible audiobooks, and the time flies by. I have little trouble motivating myself to walk in the mornings.

    The treadmill has a built-in heart rate monitor when you grip the handles. I have found this to be practically useless though, as the reading jumps up and down way too much, and it takes way too long to get a reading. I wanted to track heart rate, so I bought the Polar H7 heart rate sensor and paired it to my phone, and I use the Polar Beat app to track heart rate, time, and calories burned. So far I’m really loving this system.

    The last thing I’ll mention has more to do with modern circuit breakers than the treadmill itself. When I first got the treadmill, turning it on would trip adjacent breakers if there was a certain load above maybe around 100 watts on it, like a bathroom light and fan for example. I had never heard of a device tripping a DIFFERENT circuit breaker, but apparently this is very common with treadmills.

    Apparently, treadmill motors emit some type of interference that trips newer types of circuit breakers (AFCI). Luckily there is an easy fix for this – all you have to do is plug the treadmill into a Tripp Lite ISOBAR4ULTRA Isobar Surge Protector Metal 4 Outlet 6 feet Cord 3330 Joules or something similar. I’ve also tried the Tripp Lite ISOBLOK2-0 2-Outlet Isobar Premium Surge Protector 1410 Joules but it didn’t work. I know other similar surge protectors with EFI/RFI line noise filtering have been reported to work too, but I’ve only tried the Tripp Lite.

    Overall, I’m really glad I spent the extra money on the Precor. It feels sturdy and meets my basic needs, and I have confidence that if I do have a problem, I’ll be able to get it taken care of without a ton of hassle.—By Brendon

  • Phenomenal Treadmill:I consider myself a pretty experienced runner, my last tread took a beating, needed some minor repairs, but for the most part was solid. This Precor 9.23 surpasses that one by light years! It’s extremely heavy duty, definitely made for high mileage running. Delivery was excellent, company called a few days before to schedule time, and then called again about an hour before to make sure I was home. Delivered it into the front entry way of my home, unfortunately that’s the furthest they could go. Had to call on the help of a few friends to get it to a second story loft where it now sits. Assembly was a breeze, and maintenance is minimal, for the most part just keeping the exterior of the treadmill clean. Easily one of the most quiet treadmills I’ve run on, deck is heavy duty, and controls are simple. I really had no need for iPod controls or a fan, just wanted a durable treadmill that I could count on. I’ve logged quite a few miles on Precor 9.23 so far, and to date have not had one issue. If you are on the fence, get off it! Buy this treadmill!—By Jaime
  • Pleased with purchase:I did my homework before testing treadmills in the store. The sales staff prompted me to try out other brands since this is such a personal decision based on feel. I must say that Precor won out based on the durable feel, even at their lowest price point. I’ve had my Precor 9.23 about 8 months and use it 4 – 5 times per week. I use the incline for much of my walk/run and it works smoothly each time. You will get some movement when running at high incline (I’m sure this is due to my weight) but it never feels unsafe or unstable.
    All in all I would definitely recommend this machine and have no regrets!–By wendy


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3 thoughts on “Precor 9.23 Reviews

  1. Mario Yap

    I did a fairly extensive research of this particular brand. I also saw their commercial lineup at my gym. I’m impressed with the solid quality and design of the 9.23. I’ve only had the unit for a week so I really haven’t put it through its paces yet but I’m pretty impressed with it so far.

    I was reluctant to put it together myself but after viewing the video I ventured to do it myself. I’m glad I did because it was very easy. The instructions were clear. It took a little over an hour to put it together by myself and I was pretty deliberate in doing so.

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  2. Jesse

    I purchased the Precor 9.23 after extensive research. I also tried out different treadmills at Dicks Sporting Goods and Sears. The Precor was the last treadmill I tried and I could not believe how much quieter and sturdy it was compared to other manufacturers. It does not fold so if you need that option then look elsewhere. The console has minimal options. There are 6 programs. If you want a fan, a plug in for your ipod etc it does not have that. What you get is a solid, dependable, no frills treadmill that is club quality. The motor is 3 HP and has a built in fan to keep the motor cool, it inclines to 15 degrees. The incline motor is heavy duty, the walking/running belt is self lubricating. Most other treadmills do not compare to it unless you want to spend 3,000 or more. Treadmills manufactured by SOLE are probably the closet you will come to the Precor in that price range. The frame has a lifetime warranty and a 5 year warranty on parts. Spend the little extra and you will have peace of mind.

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  3. K. Martin

    After a month, we love it! Got the 9.23. The only difference from the 9.27 that we can see is the software. As noted by others, set up out of the box took less than an hour. The instructions were clearly written.

    My wife used to favor the eliptical over our old treadmill but has switched over. The 9.23 is her new favorite. I really like it as well.
    I am just under 300 lbs. and the 3HP motor does not slip or shudder like the smaller residential units do when I am jogging. The only issue I have is when I get over 12 degrees of incline. At about that point, the treadmill just keeps going faster and cannot maintain speed. So, I don’t go over 12 degrees – no problem.

    You won’t go wrong with this purchase.

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