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Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical Machine Review

Sole E95 Elliptical Machine Reviews

If you have seen our summary of the Sole Fitness Ellipticals you will know that they have built a reputation for quality, reliability and comfort.  They make great ellipticals for reasonable prices, including the Sole E95.  The Sole Fitness E95 is a high end elliptical trainer, for people who want the most from their workout.  It is one of the highest rated ellipticals on the market, and the biggest selling piece of cardio equipment, valued over $1000 on Amazon.

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The Drive

The Sole E95 is a front drive treadmill, featuring an unusually heavy 34lb flywheel at the front.  Most ellipticals in this price range would have a flywheel in the range of 25-30lbs.  This  gives an exceptionally smooth ride and maintain the momentum far better than a lighter weight wheel.

Each foot pad is adjustable to ensure that it moves at the right angle for you.  This is useful for eliminating strain on the joints.  The pads are a generous 15″ so there should be no problems fitting your feet in.

Finally the drive moves both forwards and in reverse.   Handy if you want to mix up the muscles you are working.

Stride Length

It’s stride length adjustable from 20″ to 22″ this is perfect for most people.  If you are over 6′ tall you may want to consider a slightly the longer stride of 22″.  At 20″ you will combine the smooth feel from the heavy fly wheel with a smooth elliptical motion.  Shorter stride lengths,  18″ or less mean that you legs end up marching up and down rather than moving in a smooth ellipse.

Power Levels

To make your workout even harder the Sole E95 allows you to adjust the incline from 0 to 30 degrees.  With the feel of hill climbing you will really work those calves!  In addition to the slope there are 20 resistance levels allowing you to warm up and cool down properly.

The power levels and slope angle can be quickly adjusted with out taking you hands off the handles via two ergonomically placed buttons on the bars.

ConsoleSole E95 Elliptical Machine Console

As you can see from the image there is a great quality 9″ LCD console.  We really like the way its intuitively laid out.  The position is perfectly lined up to see and shows the usual functions:  Pace, Calories, Heart Rate, Distance, Speed, Resistance, Incline.

The buttons are well placed and easily accessible.

The heart rate can be read using the sensors built into the handle bars, alternately you can use a standard chest strap (not included).  When using the heart rate monitors the elliptical can operate in the heart rate mode, tailoring your workout to ensure that your training meets your goals, either cardio or fat burning.

Warranty:

As per other Sole Ellipticals the E95 comes with a lifetime frame, 5 year parts and electronics, 2 year labour warranty.

Looking at other products in the similar price range such as the Schwinn 470 Elliptical this is very good and testimony to the overall quality.

Dimensions:

The Sole E95 measures

  • Measures 27 by 62 by 83 inches (W x H x D)
  • 215-pound weight
  • 400-pound user weight limit

Full Comparison of Sole Ellipticals

Full Comparison of Sole Ellipticals

Model (Click for review)E20Sole E25 Elliptcal TrainerSole E35 Elliptcal TrainerSole E95 Elliptcal TrainerSole E98 Light Commercial Elliptical Machine
Height(in.):58"58"58"62"67"
Item Weight(lbs.):175 lbs.189 lbs.215 lbs.215 lbs.249 lbs.
Length(in.):71"71"83"83"82"
Weight Capacity(lbs.):325 lbs.350 lbs.375 lbs.400 lbs.400lbs
Width(in.):27"27"27"27"27"
Controls and Features:
Adjustable Pedals:NoNoYesYesNo
Adjustable Stride:Power AdjustablePower AdjustablePower AdjustablePower AdjustablePower Adjustable
Stride Height Adjustable:Up & DownUp & Down
Maximum Stride Length:20"20" - 22"20" - 22"20" - 22"20"
Standard Programs:66666
Custom Programs:22222
Heart Rate Programs:22222
HR Chest Strap Included:NoYesYesYesYes
Console Display Type:LCDLCDLCDLCDLCD
Drive System:FrontFrontFrontFrontFront
Fan:Built InBuilt InBuilt InBuilt InBuilt In
Heart Rate Monitoring:Pulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible
Incline Adjustability:Power AdjustablePower AdjustablePower AdjustablePower AdjustablePower Adjustable
Number of Programs:1010101010
Pedal Size:15"15"15"15"15"
Sound System:Yes (MP3 compatible)Yes (MP3 compatible)YesYesYes
Water Bottle Holder:YesYesYesYesYes
Workout Display:5.5" LCD6.5" LCD7.5" LCD9" LCD9" LCD
Warranty Frame:LifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetime
Electronics:3 Years3 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years
Parts:3 Years3 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years
Labor:1 Year1 Year2 Years2 Years2 Years
Power Source/Voltage:AC Power Cord 110AC Power Cord 110AC Power Cord 110AC Power Cord 110AC Power Cord 110

What are the pros and cons of the Sole E95 Elliptical?

Pros:

  • This is a large well made elliptical offering gym quality for home prices.
  • The large stride length, and heavy fly wheel makes this an exceptionally smooth machine
  • With a large range of programmes, and resistance settings there is enough to keep you pushed for years.

Cons:

  • It will take some time to construct this machine, and as pointed out earlier you may want some higher quality socket wrenches to hand.
  • The sound quality from the speakers is not as good as it could be.

What are others saying about this elliptical?

This elliptical is very highly regarded by users, scoring a strong 4.0 out of 5.0 on Amazon.

“For the price and features and reviews this seemed the best fit for me.”

“I chose the Sole E95 because it really is the best bang for the buck in the $1,200 to $1,900 price range in my researched opinion.”

“The number one reason to buy this machine is that it is smooth and quiet–and well built. It is better than any machine I ever had had at any gym.”

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Summary of Features

Summary of Features

Model (Click for review)E20Sole E25 Elliptcal TrainerSole E35 Elliptcal TrainerSole E95 Elliptcal TrainerSole E98 Light Commercial Elliptical Machine
Height(in.):58"58"58"62"67"
Item Weight(lbs.):175 lbs.189 lbs.215 lbs.215 lbs.249 lbs.
Length(in.):71"71"83"83"82"
Weight Capacity(lbs.):325 lbs.350 lbs.375 lbs.400 lbs.400lbs
Width(in.):27"27"27"27"27"
Controls and Features:
Adjustable Pedals:NoNoYesYesNo
Adjustable Stride:Power AdjustablePower AdjustablePower AdjustablePower AdjustablePower Adjustable
Stride Height Adjustable:Up & DownUp & Down
Maximum Stride Length:20"20" - 22"20" - 22"20" - 22"20"
Standard Programs:66666
Custom Programs:22222
Heart Rate Programs:22222
HR Chest Strap Included:NoYesYesYesYes
Console Display Type:LCDLCDLCDLCDLCD
Drive System:FrontFrontFrontFrontFront
Fan:Built InBuilt InBuilt InBuilt InBuilt In
Heart Rate Monitoring:Pulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible
Incline Adjustability:Power AdjustablePower AdjustablePower AdjustablePower AdjustablePower Adjustable
Number of Programs:1010101010
Pedal Size:15"15"15"15"15"
Sound System:Yes (MP3 compatible)Yes (MP3 compatible)YesYesYes
Water Bottle Holder:YesYesYesYesYes
Workout Display:5.5" LCD6.5" LCD7.5" LCD9" LCD9" LCD
Warranty Frame:LifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetime
Electronics:3 Years3 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years
Parts:3 Years3 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years
Labor:1 Year1 Year2 Years2 Years2 Years
Power Source/Voltage:AC Power Cord 110AC Power Cord 110AC Power Cord 110AC Power Cord 110AC Power Cord 110

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Sole E95 Review Summary:

This is a solid well made machine we like the long stride length and the overall build quality.  This thing is made to last, and deliver with every workout.  The only real issues are the size of it, however you do get your moneys worth.  It’s easy to see why this is one of the worlds top selling elliptical trainers.

For the price I don’t think you could really do better.

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