Even though you may not be planning to run a marathon, the Endurance T100 Treadmill by Body-Solid is a great way to lose and maintain a healthy weight. Moreover, you’ll strengthen your heart, lungs, and muscles, as well.
The Endurance T100 Treadmill begins with a sturdy frame capable of handling users of all levels, large and small. Each frame has an epoxy powder coat paint applied to it’s all-steel welded construction. The T100 has a durable multi-ply belt carefully chosen to provide comfort and substantially reduce impact energy from each foot strike.
The Endurance T100 Treadmill by Body-Solid comes with a continuous duty 3 HP motor that has large diameter all-steel zinc coated balanced flywheels for a vibration-free running surface. The new ENDURO Motor Filtration system cools and cleans the engine for longer life. The T100 3” rollers possess a sealed bearing design and copper ground wires to reduce static. This large roller creates a larger contact surface with the belt to reduce motor exertion while creating a fluid, quiet motion.
The T100 has a new advanced LED console that combines the latest technology in commercial treadmills with a user- friendly, simplistic design. A large dot matrix display features Track, Speed and Incline profiles intermittently for useful feedback on the progress of the workout. Whether you’re walking or running, each console button is oversized for natural speed and incline adjustability.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: Endurance T100 Treadmill by Body-Solid
Warranty: In-home: Frame lifetime / Parts 5 years / Electronics 2 years / Wear items 6 months / Labor 1 year (see the light-commercial warranty below)
My rating: 8.75/10
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T100 Frame and deck construction
The Endurance T100 treadmill features a high tensile strength steel frame, precision-welded and coated with corrosion-resistant paint. The only combination of colors available for this machine is silver and black. The T100 is relatively large, with a footprint of 84″L x 35.5″W (214 x 90 cm), and the deck doesn’t fold.
It’s also heavy weighing over 400 lbs when fully assembled. Thus, it’s not easily moved once it’s constructed. Its front metallic base does integrate a set of wheels. However, their purpose is to facilitate the elevation of the incline mechanism.
The rear base of the deck features rubberized, adjustable stabilizers. However, due to its weight, stability will never be an issue with this machine. It’s recommended, though, to be on a rubberized mat.
The T100 comes with an Enduro Flex phenolic, double-sided, and wax-lubricated deck, which integrates six elastomers designed to absorb up to 40% of the workout impact.
Therefore, since a run on this treadmill results in a lower impact, you will be able to perform longer runs or more intense workouts. The sound of your cadence is also partially absorbed. The machine’s deck has a maximum user weight of 330 lbs (150 kg).
The machine’s running platform integrates large, 3″ rollers, which combine sealed bearings for a prolonged lifespan and smooth operation. These large rollers create a larger contact surface with the belt, this way reducing motor exertion while creating a steady, fluid, and quiet motion. The running platform also integrates copper ground wires to minimize the static effect.
This Body-Solid treadmill offers a running surface of 60″L x 22″W (152.4 x 56 cm), large enough to accommodate users up to 6’5″ (195.5 cm) comfortably. It has a 2-ply, anti-static belt, which provides excellent foot adherence and comfort during running.
Incline and step-up height
The Endurance T100 comes with a motorized incline system, which offers an incline range between 0% and 15% (0 – 8.5°). Adding an incline to your running, jogging, or walking workouts can considerably diversify your training routines. Therefore, this feature is quite a plus.
Since the incline is motorized, it is only adjustable from the machine’s console. For this, you can use the Up / Down keys to adjust incline gradually, or the quick keys to instantly select the desired incline level.
Also, some of the workout programs in the console’s database involve incline; therefore, if you choose them for your workouts, incline (along with speed) will adjust automatically.
The deck’s step-up height is approx — 9″ (23 cm). Also, the maximum incline elevates its front part by at least five extra inches (12.7 cm). Therefore, make sure that the ceiling height in the room where you will be using the machine, is tall enough to avoid any issues.
The Endurance T100 treadmill by Body-Solid comes with a 3.0 CHP motor, which is designed to outperform the engines of any treadmill rated for home-use. The motor has a large diameter, balanced flywheel, designed to minimize vibration so that the belt can provide a smooth and steady motion.
The T100 also integrates an Enduro Motor Filtration system. This cools and cleans the motor, allowing it to maintain maximum performance for long training sessions, and considerably increasing its lifespan.
The starting speed is 0.5 MPH. It’s adjustable in increments of 0.1 MPH, up to 12 MPH. Differently put, the treadmill’s speed range is 0.5 – 12 MPH, perfect for users of all levels.
Additionally, this gives you the possibility to find the ideal pace for your workout. Speed can be adjusted gradually, from the Fast/Slow controls on the console. However, quick speed controls from 0 to 9 are also available, so you can quickly input the desired speed.
The motor itself is relatively quiet. Most of the sound that you will hear during your running is the sound of your cadence.
Since it’s a motorized treadmill, the T100 requires a connection to a 120V power circuit. There are two versions of the T100. The T100A and the T100D. This is the T100D model, specific to the U.S. DC standards. The T100A is for international AC standards.
The Endurance T100 treadmill features a console with a set of 5 LED-based displays. The top one shows the workout program matrix. The vertical one to the right shows the heart rate bar, and the long horizontal display shows distance, calories, pulse, Mets, and pace. The three lowest screens indicate the incline level, the time elapsed, and the speed level.
The console has 14 pre-set workouts, 12 of them having a direct access key on the control panel. These programs include Hill, Fat Burn, Cardio, Calorie, Interval, Strength, 5K Run, 10K Run, Custom, Fitness Test, Manual, and Heart Rate.
The Custom program allows you to create your plan. The distance can be calculated in both miles and km, while speed is in either MPH or km/h. But since this is the T100D model, the default units are miles and MPH.
The control unit allows you to input data such as age and body weight to provide a more accurate reading of the calories burned. There is also a trail function. In particular, it displays distance as a 1/4 mile track, keeping count of the laps that you have completed, a feature great to use if you want to train like a pro athlete.
The front handlebars of the machine integrate metallic pulse sensors. However, the console is also telemetric, being able to read your pulse via a wireless HR chest strap transmitter. This accessory (is not included), though.
Since the T100 is a commercial-grade treadmill, Body-Solid’s focus is on performance and durability. However, there are several accessory trays molded in the dashboard’s surface, which allows you to keep small accessories nearby.
T100 Assembly and Maintenance
First of all, since this running machine is hefty, at least two people are required for its assembly. The assembly process itself is not complicated, though. The deck with the motors come pre-assembled. Therefore, you only have to connect the two console masts, then mount the handlebars and the console.
This shouldn’t take more than one hour. The included manual provides explicit assembly instruction, however not all tools required for assembly are supplied, only the Allen wrenches. You will also need a Phillips screwdriver and an adjustable wrench.
Maintenance requires keeping the belt clean. Lubrication is not necessary, at least for an extended time, since the deck is pre-waxed from the factory. Also, the periodic inspection for loose bolts and nuts is advisable.
Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 84L x 35.5W x 60.25H inches (214L x 90W x 153H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 60L x 22W inches (152.4L x 55.8W cm)
- Product weight: 407 lbs (184.6 kg)
- Max. weight capacity: 330 lbs (150 kg)
- Deck cushioning: 6 elastomers
- Motor: 3.0 CHP
- Speed levels: 0.5-12 MPH
- Incline: Automatic, 0-15%
- Console: 14 preset programs
- Accessories: Wireless HR chest strap, accessory trays
- Light commercial: Frame 15 years / Parts 3 years / Electronics 2 years / Wear items 6 months / Labor 1 year
- In-home: Frame lifetime / Parts 5 years / Electronics 2 years / Wear items 6 months / Labor 1 year
- Commercial grade, substantial frame, and construction;
- High weight capacity – 330 lbs (150 kg).
- It has a 6-point deck cushioning system, thereby reducing up to 40% from the running impact;
- Large rollers for a smooth belt motion;
- Motorized incline, 0% – 15%;
- 3.0 CHP motor, speeds up to 12 MPH;
- Speed can be adjusted increments of 0.1 MPH, allowing you to find the perfect pace for your workout;
- Motor equipped with a large flywheel, for extra-smooth performance;
- Enduro Motor Filtration system, which cools and cleans the motor, allowing it to maintain maximum performance for long training sessions;
- 14 onboard workout programs, covering most training requirements;
- A racetrack function which measures distance in 1/4 miles, keeping count of your laps;
- The custom program included offers the possibility to create your workouts;
- Quick keys for speed and incline selection;
- It provides smooth and quiet operation;
- Fairly easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- No online connectivity;
- An HR chest strap is not (included).
Body-Solid Endurance T100 Summary
The Endurance T100 Treadmill by Body-Solid is a commercial-grade treadmill, with a motorized incline system. It offers an extremely sturdy running platform and comes with a highly durable belt. The 6-point integrated cushioning system reduces the running impact by 40%. It’s a machine designed for 24/7 use within the premises of a gym facility.
Its console offers 14 pre-set programs, which cover all the requirements of any runner. It’s a running machine perfect for intense cardio training, interval and strength training, weight loss, long runs, but also recovery training and light cardio.
Since it’s a commercial model, it’s not cheap, but the quality in its construction and components match the price.
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