Proform Trailrunner 2.0 (Discontinued)

Overview

This Trail Runner series is no longer being produced by the company. You can check out all of the new ProForm treadmill reviews here to find a comparable one.

The 2011 Trailrunner 2.0 is part of the Trailrunner series that was has received positive reviews from its first appearance on the market. It’s definitely one of the best Proform treadmills. The big motor, all-terrain workouts and large running area, alongside the trustful cushioning make this unit rate well in all departments.

But there are also some issues we’ve encountered so we recommend you to check out our review and go to Conclusions for a complete view on this machine.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph

Incline : up to 15%

Motor : 3.5 CHP Commercial Pro Motor

Belt : 20 x 60 inches/ 51 x 152 cm

Cushion System : ProTech adjustable cushioning

Folding Options : SpaceSaver design

Maximum User Weight : 350 lbs/ 159 kg

Unit Dimensions : 78 inches L x 38.5 W x 56.8 H/ 198 cm L x 97.8 W x 144.3 H

Warranty : lifetime for motor and frame, 5 years for parts and 2 years for labor

Features

Display Info

The 7″ full-color touch screen offers feedback on elapsed time, approx no of burned calories, walked/ run distance, incline level, speed, a ¼ mile track, time to complete one lap, current lap number, time remaining, approx no of calories burned per hour, no of vertical feet, pace in minutes per mile and heart rate.

The top displays show 2 pieces of information. Press each display until you get the info you want.

Heart Rate Readings

handlebars sensors

Use the built-in handlebars to monitor your heart rate.

Workouts

This console comes with a pack of 30 preset workouts, of which 20 calorie burn and 10 all-terrain workouts.

To use a Set-a-Goal workout, first press Workouts. Then, press the Set-a-goal button. Press Time, Distance and Calories to set the time, distance and calorie goal. Also select speed and incline. Start the workout that will continue until the goal is reached. When you’re done, the display offers a workout summary.

For a Calorie burn or an All-Terrain workout, press Workouts and then Calorie burn or the All-Terrain Trails buttons.

For a calorie burn workout, first choose difficulty level and then the workout. You’ll be shown the approx no of calories you’ll be burning, duration and distance. For an All-Terrain workout, select difficulty level and then the workout.

You’ll be shown same info, and an additional topographic map of the trail. Start the workout and monitor your progress.

This unit also has iFit Live Mode compatibility (Google Maps version). Select the Start menu and press Workouts. Press Live Workouts and set up your account on their official website.

included

Settings Mode

With this mode, you can connect the treadmill to your wireless network and select a display language, unit of measurement and turn on and off the display mode.

Stereo Sound System with iPod Compatibility

included

Cushion System Adjustability

You can adjust the cushioning so that it matches your workout. Depending on the type of program, you can slide the cushion forward or backward.

Folding Options

included

Conclusions

Despite the last few years when Proform wasn’t perceived that well, the new Trailrunner series is quite a catch. We didn’t expect Proform to check quality, warranty, power, noise, reliability, cushioning this well. We highly recommend this treadmill to all avid runners looking to outrun themselves.

Pros

Taller and heavier users can benefit from this machine that has an extra long belt. Passionate runners and daily joggers can totally push their limits on this machine. The motor is powerful enough to back up prolonged and intense workouts, so no worries on this part. And as a major plus, it’s not as noisy as we would have expected, on the contrary, it’s quite silent.

Avid runners will find the large display extremely useful. The display makes it easy for users to follow their progress, and also speed and incline are easy to alter, you just have to touch one button.

There’s a whole bunch of workouts you can choose from, it’s only up to your current fitness level and your future goals. Talking of goals, the great thing about this unit is that it features a Set-a-Goal workout center that basically tailors the workout to your current needs.

Otherwise, there are 30 preset workouts that offer just the intensity you want. We think this is the most precious asset of this machine: basically, it allows you to create your workouts.

It’s true we’ve experienced some difficulties when moving it from one spot to another after assembling, but other than that all went smoothly.

Main Attraction

By now, all good. But when you add the adjustable cushioning system, it all gets great! Yeap, this is a major perk of this unit. You can change cushioning platform according to your workout. We are amazed at how great our bodies feel, even after pushing our limits like crazy.

Those who want to experience even more personalized workouts, can purchase the iFit Live Module and enjoy audio coaching and customized training.

Of course, you get to fold the treadmill when you’re done for the day. And as a plus, the warranty is more than generous, for a $1,500 treadmill. Although I truly believe there will be no need to use it. This machine has 5 stars in all departments.

Drawbacks

It came as quite a surprise to see that some of the pars were positioned the wrong way, which caused some problems. The repairing team had to come and take care of things, which they did and quite quickly. But we admit we’ve been a bit suspicious from that day forward.

Another issue is the pulse monitors. We’re cardio addicts, so pulse monitors are crucial. But it seems they aren’t as accurately as they should.

Overall conclusion: the powerful motor, large running surface, terrain workouts, easy to read display and great cushioning are worth the money, but there are also pulse monitor issues and some models also have some problems with internal parts. We recommend this machine, but it wouldn’t hurt to check other similar models also.

UPDATE: The ProForm TrailerRunner 2.0 is no longer available for sale.

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