Quality of the Frame – Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill

by Jack on March 16, 2016

Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill frame quality

Quality Frame?

It may seem simple and boring but the frame is indeed one of the most important features of a treadmill. Here we will briefly discuss a few important points to be aware of about the Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill and its frame.

Four more important features to know about:

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Materials, type of build and warranty

First, frames are constructed either out of steel or aluminum. While both materials are similar in strength, steel is superior for a couple reasons.

#1 Steel is quieter compared to aluminum. #2 Steel also provides a bit of a “bounce” when walking or running transferring energy back more efficiently. Walking on aluminum has more of a deadpan feeling.

***This model’s frame is constructed out of steel.

Second, the strongest and most durable treadmills have the fewest individual parts needing connected or bolted together. The more parts, the weaker and lower quality. Think about it, if you need to connect a bunch of parts together these points of connection will be areas of potential weakness.

So what should you look for? When reading over the product description or looking in the owner’s manual at the specifications, here you will want to find the words, “Welded Steel Frame”.

***Does the Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill have a welded steel frame? While it does include individual parts which need bolted together much of the frame of this Horizon Fitness model is manufactured from welded steel. We consider this satisfactory we taking into account the affordable price of this model.

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Lastly, is the frame under warranty? Yes, this model provides a lifetime guarantee on its frame. This is excellent news for buyers. Not only does it provide the buyer with some comfort but a lifetime warranty also speaks on quality. Would you provide a lifetime guarantee on a product you sold if you knew it was junk?

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