Horizon Ti21 Treadmill Review

The Horizon Ti21 treadmill is a stunning looking machine – for more images see the SweatBand Fitness website, but can it do what it promises?

It’s price brings it into competition with some very credible machines such as one of our favourites, the Nordictrack C2000 and the feature-packed Proform 585V with its built-in TV!

Well the Ti21 certainly stands out from its rivals with its looks but we feel can’t compete on the feature front with both the NordicTrack and Proform being iFit compatible – the innovative training software that’s fast becoming a big favourite in the fitness industry.

The Horizon Ti21 comes with just 5 pre-set programmes which we have to say does look a bit stingy when compared to other similarly priced models.

It does score some points with its variable cushioning system to reduce impact on your joints but then loses them again for a short running deck. The width is fine but why didn’t they put a 2 HP motor in it so it could handle a longer deck? The 1.75 HP motor is up to the job and reasonably quiet at top speeds, but then again it only has a small belt to shift.

For those with limited space the Horizon Ti21 does fold up very easily with its hydraulic mechanism and it’s fairly easy to move around as it’s not too heavy at 84kg.

The console looks stylish but we thought the LCD screen was a little small, so although it’s backlit some may struggle to read it.

It comes with a pretty good warranty of a lifetime on the frame and two years parts and labour on everything else.

Available in UK from around £349 (r.r.p – £900 )

Best Price

The is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

The Horizon Ti21 is a quality running machine that looks the part. It's comfortable to run on and has a top speed and incline to give most runners a decent workout. However, when it comes to features and training programmes the cupboard is practically bare! Other models offer much more including iFit programmes, TV screens and iPod stations on the console for a similar price. It is a good, competent machine and will get you fit but others will do that and then quite a bit more.

Specifications

  • 1.75 motor
  • 0 – 16 km/H speed range (0 – 10 mph)
  • One touch direct speed keys
  • 0 – 12% Incline
  • One touch direct elevation keys
  • Fold-up treadmill with hydraulic mechanism
  • LCD backlit display
  • 5 pre-set programmes
  • Aircell adjustable cushioning to reduce impact on joints
  • Maximum user weight – 135 kg (300 lbs)
  • 45 x 132cm walking/running surface
  • Hand Grips or chest strap heart rate sensor

Horizon Ti21 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

Horizon Ti21 Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • It really does look quite stylish.
  • It feels stable at top speeds.
  • The adjustable shock absorption system.
  • The folding mechanism is easy to use.
  • Its easy to move about.

The Cons

  • The running deck is a little short for our liking.
  • The display is small and some may find it difficult to read.
  • It comes with only 5 pre-set programmes which is far short of its rivals.
  • It looks poor value for money when compared to other models in its price-bracket.
Horizon Ti21 Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 7
Appearance - 9
Running Area - 6.5
Comfort - 7.5
Reliability - 7.5
Noise - 7.5
Ease Of Use - 7
Controls - 7
Warranty - 7.5
Value for Money - 6
Best Price

The is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Also see our Treadmill Comparison Table

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