Today we’ll be comparing the brand synonymous with high-end fitness compared to the budget friendly brand with a great reputation. More specifically the Peloton Tread vs ProForm 9000. Both of these treadmills are designed to be used with online classes and feature many of the latest bells and whistles.
Looking at the two brands, they are very different. Peloton is the fitness titan, that has been leading the way for digital classes and high end fitness equipment for a while now. ProForm on the other hand has found a loyal following as a quality budget treadmill. With its latest models feature the iFit app, the same fitness program featured on the higher priced Nordictrack treadmills.
So let’s take a better look at these treads and figure out the best purchases for you!
Peloton Tread vs ProForm 9000 Treadmill
- The ProForm Pro 9000 is designed to go head to head with the Peloton Tread.
- Peloton Tread has a 23.8” HD screen vs a 22” HD screen on the Proform.
- The Proform 9000 folds up, the Peloton does not fold up.
- Peloton Tread’s top speed is 12.5mph vs 12mph on the Nordictrack.
- ProForms run up to a 12% incline vs 12.5% incline on the Peloton.
- The ProForm Pro 9000 offers up to -3% decline. The Peloton Tread does not offer decline running.
- The running belt on the ProForm is 1inch linger than the Peloton.
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Price: $2,495 (Includes Delivery & Assembly)
Dimensions: 68” L x 33” W x 62” H
Folded Dimensions: Does not fold
Belt: 59” L x 20” W
Weight: 290 lb
Screen Size: 23.8 Inch HD Touch Screen
Running Tread Space: 59” Inches
Speed: Up to 12.5 mph
Incline: Up to 12.5% grade
Decline: 0 Decline
Warranty: 1 year on the touchscreen and most original components, plus 3 years on the frame, drive motor and walking belt.
Ceiling height minimum: 20″ greater than the user’s height.
Can you use the peloton tread without a subscription? Yes.
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Proform 9000 Treadmill
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Price: $1,799-$2,000 (Should Include Delivery)
Dimensions: 35.3” Wide x 77.3” Deep x 59.6” Tall
Folded Dimensions: Not listed but folds
Belt: 60” X 20” Commercial Tread Belt
Weight: 263 lb
Screen Size: 22 Inch HD Touch Screen
Running Tread Space: 60” Inches
Speed: Up to 12 mph
Incline: Up to 12% grade
Decline: -3% Decline
Warranty: 10-Year Frame, 2-Year Parts, & 1-Year Labor
Ceiling height minimum: Not Listed
Can you use the iFit App without a subscription? Yes.
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Peloton has a reputation for being high-end, with many people loving their bikes and fitness classes. ProForm on the other hand is known by many runners as being a value brand. Something that will work well and won’t break the bank. All that changed with the launch of the Pro 9000, directly jumping in to compete against Peloton at a cheaper price point. So let’s take a look at the Peloton Tread vs ProForm 9000 Treadmill.
The Peloton Tread is a sleek machine, featuring all of the latest features you want and didn’t know you could want from a treadmill. The 23+” screen feels huge and the classes look and interact very well on the fly. The adjustable speed wheel located on the side makes changing your speed in stride surprisingly easy. For all of the tech under the hood, the Peloton Tread feels very light and unstable. I’m guessing this is from the narrower base and light weight design. Rather than fold up, Peloto decided to go with a smaller sleeker stance. It feels like it needs more weight to feel more solid. I can’t imagine running on the Peloton as a taller or heavier runner. Especially at an incline. It’s also disappointing that they didn’t include a decline feature.
Looking at the ProForm 9000, it’s noticeably larger than Peloton Tread.This makes for a more stable running event at a lighter weight.I also like that the ProForm folds up. The screen is 22” and the iFit classes looked great in HD. The two biggest drawbacks on the ProForm to me were the incline of 12%. I would have loved to see a bigger incline, something to really stand out over the Tread. The other thing is the stability of the treadmill. I’m glad they went with a wider base, but at only 260lbs it can feel a bit unstable when incline running. I almost wish it was just a little heavier in build to keep it firmer in the ground.
The price of these two treadmills is one of the biggest comparison points. Peloton definitely has a lot of pride in their product at $2,500. While you can get the Proform 9000 for around $1,800-2,000 depending on the location and promo available.
Peloton Promo Video
ProForm 9000 Promo Video
Comparing these two treadmills really comes down to a high-end tread with all the fluff and a price to match vs a mid-level machine packed with high-end features. The Peloton Tread offers a ton to love but for the price point you would really hope they could build a more sturdy feeling treadmill. The ProForm 9000 isn’t going to feel as sleek or polished as the Peloton but will match many of the high-end features and technology at a noticeably lower price point. And it folds up. Something that I still have a hard time believing Peloton has decided to incorporate.
If I’m choosing between the two of the treadmills. Unless I really must have the ability to do the Peloton live classes, then I’m going with the ProFrom Pro-9000 and i-Fit membership. For the lower price and matching parts, labor & longer frame warranty. If you want to spend $2,500 plus on a treadmill you should also start looking at the NordickTrack also.