Solid, Durable Machines with Minimal Services Issues
Spirit has always built stable and durable treadmills. In fact, I used to work for a company that private labeled them, and they were solid, durable machines with minimal service issues.
The Spirit XT485 treadmill is no exception! It, too, appears to be a sturdy machine that holds up well against wear and tear. So many treadmills are not really suitable for runners or multiple users. However, the Spirit XT485 should is engineered to handle the rigors that coming with running. In fact, a prominent consumer magazine rated this treadmill very high on its ergonomics, construction, and exercise range!
Note: The Sole F85 is a comparable model to the Spirit XT485 and is built by the same company. Check out our review of the Sole F85 here.
Aside from its heavy, solid construction, the Spirit XT485 treadmill has a lot to offer. Sure, it may cost more than a number of treadmills on the market today, but it’s worth the price!
Here’s a look at some of the features on the Spirit XT485 model:
Additional features on the folding Spirit XT485 treadmill include a heart rate control, incline motor, cooling fans, speakers with MP3 dock, and speed/incline controls on the handlebars.
Dyaco, the company that builds Spirit treadmills, also builds Sole treadmills. In my opinion, the Spirit XT485 is equivalent to the . In fact, they use many of the same components. (I’ve personally been on an F85, and it felt great!)
We gave the Sole F85 a “Best Buy” rating, because we think it’s one of the best treadmills you can buy, and it has an excellent service record! So, to say that the Spirit XT485 is equivalent to the Sole F85 is saying that we think highly of the XT485, too!
Spirit model treadmills are primarily sold through fitness equipment specialty stores. They’re definitely worth trying out! Should you decide to purchase an XT485 treadmill, I think you’ll be quite satisfied with your decision. This is a quality treadmill that should last through years of exercise enjoyment!