We found the most useful expert reviews of the NordicTrack C2500 treadmill at TreadmillDoctor.com and Treadmill-Ratings-Reviews.com. Both sites have nicely balanced entries on the C2500, and although TreadmillDoctor.com has a more detailed ratings system, Treadmill-Ratings-Reviews.com includes more specifics on this treadmill's pros and cons. TreadmillReview.net has a more basic review of the C2500, and TreadmillTips.com posts a review of the NordicTrack brand in general. Runner's World also has an online forum where contributors can discuss gear recommendations, among other running-related topics.
Before it was discontinued, the NordicTrack C2500 treadmill got good reviews considering its moderate price: It now sells for $900, down from its original $1,600, but critics say some newer under-$1,000 models offer better quality. Experts call the C2500 a good basic machine with one big advantage: an unusually long 20-by-60-inch belt for this price range, which makes it suitable for taller walkers and joggers. Professional reviewers say the audio-coached workouts and MP3 speakers can help motivate the user during a workout. However, although some reviewers say NordicTrack has increased its quality, others are still leery, especially considering the C2500's relatively short one-year parts-and-labor warranty. Experts say frequent runners should consider spending more for a top-rated mid-priced treadmill like the Sole F80 (*est. $1,500); for serious athletes, a professional-grade treadmill like the Landice L7 Cardio Trainer (*est. $3,300) is recommended. If you only want to walk and jog, critics recommend the Sole F63 (*est. $1,000) as a well-built machine with sufficient power and jogging room.
When the NordicTrack C2500 was a current model, TreadmillDoctor.com called it "one of the best values under $1000." Experts here are impressed with NordicTrack's quality improvements, and particularly this treadmill's long walking area.
Review: NordicTrack C2500, Clark and Jon Stevenson
2. Treadmill-Ratings- Reviews.com
This review notes that the NordicTrack C2500 is no longer available, and it refers readers to the newer NordicTrack T9 ci. Reviewer Fred Waters calls the NordicTrack C2500 a good treadmill for walking and light jogging. He's particularly impressed with the long 20-by-60-inch tread belt, but he says the 325-pound user weight limit is "a stretch."
Review: NordicTrack C2500 Treadmill Review, Fred Waters
TreadmillReview.net's basic review of the NordicTrack C2500 treadmill seems to be based primarily on specs and features. The editors like this treadmill's workout features and long running surface, but they say the warranty falls short.
Review: Nordic Track C2500 Treadmill Review, Editors at TreadmillReview.net
TreadmillTips.com does not review the NordicTrack C2500 individually, but its review of the NordicTrack brand includes valuable information for shoppers. Author Aaron Co likes the fact that NordicTrack machines offer hard-to-find features, but he questions the brand's quality.
Review: NordicTrack Treadmills Reviewed, Aaron Co
Runner's World, a magazine aimed at serious runners, hosts an online forum in which contributors post on a range of running-related topics. There are few posts mentioning the NordicTrack C2500, giving the reader an indication of how this treadmill performs from a runner's perspective.
Review: Runner's World Discussions, Contributors to Runnersworld.com