The Horizon T101
Hello! It’s been an adventurous weekend, and I’m back safe and sound. After camping out at a guys night out party down at Kolob Reservoire (an interesting place), eating some crodads, and shooting some old toilets, one of my friends and I decided to go for a run. We thought it would be neat to run through the meadowy forest rather than on the trail. As we ran through the sunflowers and Sego Lillies and dodged through the trees and bushes, I kept thinking to myself “I should get out and do this more often, this is way more exciting than running on a treadmill.” Really, if you usually run on a treadmill, you should try to get out and run in nature now and then. There’s just nothing like chasing after the sunset in the Horizon…
Speaking of the Horizon…I had a chance to check out the Horizon T101, so I thought I’d write about it. The price it’s at right now is $599. I have to bite my tongue to keep from automatically comparing it to my standards of excellence and instead, comparing it to other treadmills in its class. In that light, there may be some good things to say about this machine.
The motor is a 2.25 CHP continuous duty motor. We throw around that CHP term a lot. What that means is that at even the lowest setting, the motor operates at that power. So the CHP is a good thing. The RPMs are a bit high making this a little louder, but the motor is still be powerful enough to work just fine. The only trouble it may give you is if you’re very heavy and walk at it’s lowest 0.5MPH speed. It actually takes a lot more work for the motor to go at it’s slowest setting than it’s fastest.
The treadmill frame is made of steel and is put together with nuts and bolts. As long as everything is tight and secure, the treadmill feels fairly solid. Over time however, things may loosen up, and you may hear and feel some rattling which can be annoying. Just go through and tighten everything from time to time to prevent that. The solidness of a treadmill is a big indicator of its durability and strength.
The speed goes up to 10MPH. That’s enough for me, and for most people. If you plan to be sprinting on this treadmill, it’s just not going to hold up. I would recommend a stronger model. This treadmill will be best for light users walking and light jogging. The Incline goes up to 10%.
- 2.25 CHP motor
- 20″ x 55″ treadbelt
- 300 lb weight capacity
- 10MPH Max
- 10% Incline
- Perfect Flex Cushioning
- Pulse Grips Heart Rate monitor
- MP3 port with speakers
- 9 exercise programs
- WORKOUT FAN!! YES!!
- display: 3 little LED windows
- warranty: Lifetime frame and motor, 1 year parts and labor
The warranty is actually above average for this price. Usually you’re given a 90 day warranty on parts and labor before you’re stuck. 1 year should give you a little more confidence.