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Sole Fitness is primarily known for their high quality, yet affordable treadmills and ellipticals. They are one of the fastest growing companies on the market, and if they keep up the good work, eventually they may even surpass NordicTrack as the largest fitness equipment retailer. Sole owes much of their success to hotels, who love the sturdy machines and the great warranties that are included.Sole Elliptical Reviews - Popular E95 2018 Model

If you are looking for an elliptical that is designed efficiently and built well, then look no further. Sole designs their exercise equipment to function well and have a simple yet sleek style. If you are hoping for a machine with all of the bells and whistles (i.e. iFit capabilities and an abundance of pre-programmed workouts) then you may want to go with a brand that is more well known for their features. But for the average person just looking for a sturdy machine, you can’t go wrong with a Sole.

Some of the lower end Sole machines are offered exclusively at Sears, but you are much better off buying directly from the company online to get the best deals. The warranties offered on equipment put out by Sole surpass most of the fitness industry. Even their cheapest elliptical machine has a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 3 year warranty on parts and electronics, and a 1 year warranty on labor.

The bottom line is that if hotels around the world have been satisfied with the Sole brand, where they are used and abused by different users on a daily basis, then you will probably be extremely happy with the quality and functions that Sole can deliver in your new piece of home exercise equipment.

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Sole offers free shipping as well as no sales tax, which makes it a very appealing option for home users.

Sole Ellipticals – The Current Lineup

Our latest Sole elliptical reviews found 10 models to choose from. You have the traditional ellipticals, starting with the base E25, and moving up to the E35, E55, E95, E95s and top of the line Sole E98, which is the commercial-grade model.

You then have the new SC200 and SC300 Steppers, which are half elliptical, half stepping machine. Late in 2016 they introduced the Sole Fitness Striders: ST300 and ST600, with adjustable strides from 18″ all the way up to 26″ (as of 2018 it looks like they may have discontinued those).

That same year Sole Fitness redesigned some of their ellipticals, incorporating Bluetooth technology for those who want to track their workouts and sync them with popular fitness apps. This is a welcome change as Sole had been lacking in this area.

Let’s take a closer look at the current 2018 ellipticals…

Sole E25 – The base model in the series has features and capabilities you typically find on much more expensive ellipticals. You get a generous 20″ stride, power incline up to 20%, a heavy 20 lb. flywheel, a 350 lb. max weight capacity and a 6.5″ LCD display with wireless heart rate monitoring capability.

Sole E35 – Moving up you have the E35, which adds cushioned foot pedals, a heavier 25 lb. flywheel, a 375 lb. max user weight and a larger 7.5″ display.

Sole E55 – The mid-range E55 has a more compact, space-friendly design, increased adjustability and a 9″ LCD display.

Sole E95 – A long time Elliptical Review Guru Best Buy, the popular E95 has a heavy 27 lb. flywheel, more adjustability in the foot pedals, the largest Sole display: a 10.1″ TFT LCD, and a 400 lb. max weight capacity.

Sole E95s – The E95S is very similar to the E95, only with an adjustable stride from 18″ all the way up to 24″ to accommodate a wider variety of users.

Sole E98 – The top-end model in the series, this one is more club quality with a 32 lb. flywheel and more durable commercial-grade frame.

All of the Sole ellipticals offer heavy flywheels, from 20 lbs. and up. Put simply, the heavier the flywheel, the smoother and quieter your workout will be. They all also have incline capability and articulating pedals, easing stress on the joints while you work out.

You can also choose one of the steppers…

Sole SC200 Stepper – This is a step machine combined with an elliptical, kind of like what you get with the Bowflex Max Trainer.

Sole SC300 Stepper – All of the features of the SC200, plus incline capability, a larger display and a stronger warranty.

Choosing one model over another is simply a matter of deciding what your budget is and what features you want/need. In most cases you’re going to be happier with a more expensive machine, simply because they offer more, i.e. a heavier flywheel (quieter), more resistance/programs, better warranty, etc. The Sole E35 and E95 have won a number of Best Buy awards. The E55 is more compact so if space is an issue for you that might be the way to go.

The bottom line here is that you really can’t go wrong with a Sole elliptical. They make solid machines, have a very good reputation in the industry and their warranties as well as their customer service are better than most other exercise equipment companies.

Sole Elliptical Reviews

Sole E25
Sole E25
PRICE: $999
RATING: Four Stars
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Sole E35
Sole E35
PRICE: $1,399
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Sole E35 Review
Sole E55
Sole E55
PRICE: $1,499
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Sole E55 Review
Sole E95
Sole E95
PRICE: $1,799
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Sole E95 Review
Sole E95s
Sole E95s
PRICE: $2,199
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Sole E95s Review
Sole E98
Sole E98
PRICE: $2,499
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Sole E98 Review
Sole SC200 Stepper
Sole SC200 Stepper
PRICE: $899
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Sole SC200 Stepper Review

Sole SC300 Stepper
Sole SC300 Stepper
PRICE: $1,299
RATING: Four Stars
Read My Sole SC200 Stepper Review

Sole ST300 Strider
Sole ST300 Strider
PRICE: $1,499
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
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Sole ST600 Strider
Sole ST600 Strider
PRICE: $1,999
RATING: Four and a Half Stars
Read My ST600 Strider Review
Sole E20
Sole E20
PRICE: $799
RATING: Two Stars
Read My Sole E20 Review