We were looking for a reasonably priced home treadmill that would be sturdy enough to hold up to daily use for walking and jogging and we found it in the Horizon T500. The extras are terrific, a built in fan and speakers and a dock for my iPod, but you can use it with any mp3 player. It also has two cup holders, so if you are a distance runner you can have plenty of water available without having to stop your workout. My husband is pretty handy, and he says it was a snap to set up and only took about an hour. The belt seems very sturdy and the machine overall has a nice sturdy feel to it. I jog fairly slowly but we've had it cranked up to about 7.5mph and it holds speed nicely. It also has some nice features where you can save a particular workout and user settings for up to three different speed and incline preferences. The only problem I've had at all is trying to lubricate under the belt. You have to loosen the belt to do that, and then it can be a little tricky to get it tensioned correctly again. Lesson learned: Pay attention to how many turns you use to loosen the belt so you can exactly reverse the process!
Saint Louis, MO