The Weslo CardioStride Treadmill is currently the cheapest budget treadmill available, and is now on sale for just $94. It’s a good choice for one’s first treadmill purchase and its compact, foldable design makes it a good choice for those without tons of extra space in their home.
It is important to note that this treadmill is not motorized, so if a motorized treadmill is important the CardioStride is not an ideal choice. There is a battery powered digital display on top, and though the batteries have a long life, they must be recharged after depleting.
This can either be a good or bad thing depending on what you’re looking for. The treadmill does not need to be plugged in, and is safer than an automatic treadmill as it stops as soon as you do. As a manual treadmill, it will also give a better workout than an automatic one which uses a motor to move the belt.
- Treadmill Dimensions: 68 x 31 x 10 inches
- Treadmill Weight: 52 pounds
- Weight Limit: 250 pounds
Very affordable – The CardioStride is currently the cheapest of the budget treadmills available online.
Easy to assemble – The Weslo CardioStride comes in 8 separate pieces, and can be easily assembled by just one person.
Light and small – Weighing in at just 52 pounds, the CardioStride is very light and easy to transport. Its folding design allows it to be easily stored if necessary.
Runs Quiet – The lack of a motor allows this to be one of the quietest treadmills on the market.
No motor – Not necessarily a downside, but if you’re looking for a more traditional automatic treadmill this is not the right purchase for you.
No flat incline setting – The CardiosStride has only two incline settings, and neither are flat. This makes it a poor option for absolute beginners who require a flat surface to run on.
Very basic console – The console is battery powered and extremely basic, only reporting time, calories, and distance. There is no heartrate monitor on this model.
The Weslo Cardiostride is the most affordable budget treadmill currently available, and is a good choice for anyone who doesn’t need an automatic treadmill. It is light, easy to assemble, and has a small footprint.
Unfortunately it is always at an incline, as the momentum gained from each step is required to get the belt up to speed and to keep it moving. We give the Cardio Stride 4 stars, as while it is the absolute cheapest better models can be had for a slightly higher price.