Today we’re going to compare the Nordictrack C900 and the Livestrong 10.0T.

The Nordictrack C900 and the Livestrong 10.0T are both at the top of the cheap range. Both cost right around $1000, and both are made by different companies, so this is a good set to compare. They both beat their last competitors, so let’s see how they do against eachother.

Although they have similar specs, they’re designed somewhat differently. The Nordictrack C900’s engine is actually larger, and a bit noisier. The engine is 3.0 CHP compared to the Livestrong’s 2.75CHP. The difference isn’t much, but it can make a big difference in the long run if you’re a heavy runner. Both motors are covered by a lifetime warranty though, so if either breaks down you can get yourself a new one for free. If it happens after your labor warranty is ended, you’ll have to put it in yourself, or hire someone to come put it in for you. But what am I talking about? Most likely the motor will be fine. It’ll probably be the last thing to go.

The weight capacity on the Nordictrack’s 350lb weight capacity is a bit higher than the Livestrong’s 325lb capacity. That’s not a big difference either, but the motor and the weight capacity are the two first specs you should look at when buying a treadmill. They largely determine the motor’s overall strength and feel. The cushioning system is important to a lot of people as well, so if it’s possible, take the opportunity to try out your treadmill before buying it. The cushioning system can make a big difference in how much you like running on it. What I like to call Sturdiness, is how solid and grounded the treadmill feels. If a treadmill is really sturdy it won’t shake, wobble, rattle, or make much noise when you run on it. In this price range, the sturdiness isn’t going to be as great with higher-end treadmills, but comparatively these are both good treadmills. I would say the Livestrong’s specialty is with its quietness, and the Nordictrack’s is in its strength, and sturdiness.

As for the cushioning, the Nordictrack uses Quadflex cushioning, which is 4 airshocks underneath the deck on both sides. The system has been used for a long time and has worked well over the years. The Livestrong’s Maxcomfort system uses pads, which aren’t quite as effective as the airshocks. If we look at the features in the Console, the Nordictrack C900 outweighs the Livestrong. The Nordictrack offers Ifit Live compatibility, 20 workouts, a 7″ blue backlit display, and Music port. The Livestrong offers their own tracking system which is as tedious as possible, a small LED screen, 12 workouts, and a music port. The Nordictrack is looking like the better choice right now. Take a look at their specs.

Here’s a little comparison table:

Nordictrack C900 Treadmill

  • 3.0CHP Motor
  • 350 lb weight capacity
  • 12MPH
  • 15% Incline
  • 20″ x 60″ treadbelt
  • 7″ blue backlit display
  • 20 built in workouts
  • Ifit Live compatible
  • Fold up w/ easy lift
  • Quadflex Cushioning
  • Music port, speakers, fan
  • Lifetime Frame and Motor
  • 3 year parts, 1 year labor
Livestrong 10.0T

  • 2.75CHP Motor
  • 350 lb weight capacity
  • 12MPH
  • 12% Incline
  • 20″ x 55″ treadbelt
  • smull blue backlit display
  • 12 built in workouts
  • LIVEtrack Journal USB
  • Fold up
  • Max Comfort Cushioning
  • Music port, speakers, fan
  • Lifetime Frame and Motor
  • 3 year parts, 1 year labor

Well, I think after reading those, the consensus should be that the Nordictrack offers more in pretty much everything. The C900 is actually an impressive treadmill by Nordictrack. It’s one of their highest sellers for Good reason. The Nordictrack Wins again!

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