The Weslo Cadence C22 Treadmill Review — Worst Treadmill Under $300


From here in the depths of the DOJO, your Treadmill Sensei realizes that most people are looking for help on what treadmill or elliptical they SHOULD buy and I generally try to focus on the positives in life. However, word needs to be spread on what you SHOULDN’T buy as well. I want to talk about a perfect example of what not to buy in the Weslo Cadence C22 Treadmill. This thing is a steaming pile of camel dung for sure.

Weslo treadmills are manufactured by Icon Health & Fitness, makers of such fitness travesties as Image and Proform equipment. These guys are the bottom of the barrel when it comes to treadmills. They’ve wormed their way in to places like Sears and have a huge presence in retail stores, but they put out some of the poorest built, lowest quality equipment on the market. I get better cardio workouts when I go to the bathroom after a big meal.

The Weslo Cadence C22 purports to have a 1 horsepower motor but, having just put one together for a client of ours, I think even that is being generous. The motor on the Cadence C22 is easily one of the smallest I’ve ever seen on a treadmill — it is literally the size of my cell phone…sure, I’ve got a big cell phone, but this is ridiculous!

Some how, Icon markets the Welso Cadence C22 as “Reasonable pace. Remarkable price. A durable treadbelt at a dynamite price, the compact Cadence C22 is one outstanding value. It’s the perfect treadmill for serious walkers.” To be perfectly blunt: They lie. This machine is really just for someone who wants to have as cheap a treadmill as possible in their home so they can pretend to their friends they actually workout. With a 13×34 inch belt the only people who could comfortably walk on the Welso Cadence C22 treadmill are members of the Lollipop Guild.

The listed max weight capacity on this treadmill is a joke as well: 250 lbs?? Very doubtful. I weigh under 170 pounds these days (thanks to my wife watching my diet like a hawk — no more early morning Snickers bars for me!) and when I got on the Weslo Cadence C22 it creaked and groaned. In fact, I was afraid it was going to snap in half!

As with all Icon Health & Fitness products I recommend you stay far away from the Weslo Cadence C22 Treadmill and only purchase one for your worst of enemies.

For sucking worse than a $2 prostitute, the Treadmill Sensei gives the Weslo Cadence C22 1 out of 5 Golden Buddahs.

Don’t even think about getting the Weslo C22 — it gets 1 gold buddah out of 5
…and I’m being generous with that.

Weslo Cadence C22 Treadmill Specifications
Motor: 1 horsepower
Running Area: 13×34
Weight: 85 lbs
Max User Capacity: 250 lbs
Speed: 5 mph
Incline: 3 positions – 5%, 7% and 9% only
Console: Speed, time, distance, calories and fat calories burned
Folding: Yes

-The Treadmill Sensei

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