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Sole Fitness: Our Full guide to the best fitness equipment in the world

Sole Fitness LogoSole Fitness has become a household name in the States and Canada for its highly successful range of Treadmills, Ellipticals and Exercise Bikes.

Now following their success in North America they have branched out into 11 countries round the world, giving access to millions more consumers.  If you visit their website you can see exactly where they are now shipping to.

Your full guide to the Sole Fitness Range

We have reviewed every product Sole produce, and have sourced the best prices.  So whatever your budget and workout requirements we can help.  If you still have questions about the range just drop me an email at james@optimum-fitness.net

Putting Quality First

By existing mainly as an online retailer Sole do not need to give away huge amounts of money to the stores.  This enables Sole to reinvest much more into the research and development of their machines.  This enables them to be built to a high standard, and yet keep prices low.  This can be seen in their warranties, which are some of the highest in the trade.

If you want to try a Sole Machine before you buy then there is a good chance that you will find one in your local hotel chain.  This has been Soles main marketing route.  After all if a treadmill can stand up to the pounding of 1000’s of hotel guests then its going to be strong enough for the home.

The Sole Fitness Range

Sole offer three different product ranges.  We have reviewed most of the products on our site, and links to each review are included.

Sole Treadmills

Sole F80 Treadmill Review 2Sole treadmills are the biggest selling line in the range.  The prices go from $800 for their entry level F60, right up to $2400 for the top of the range T88 Commercial Treadmill.

Most of the treadmills in the range can be folded in half.  Hence the F in the title!  The non folding machines are designated with an “S”.  The main advantage of the folding design is the easy movement and storage of the machines.

Normally folding framed treadmills are slightly less stable than their non folding versions.  However Sole have developed a unique “double horse shoe” system that makes the whole unit far more stable.  Sole even claim that their folding machines are as strong as their non folding equivalents.

Folding one of Soles treadmills is incredibly simple.  There is a switch you flick, and the hydraulics take over moving the base up effortlessly for easy storage.

All Sole treadmills also feature means to pass the time while working out, including MP3 speakers and great looking consoles. Of course the more you spend the more features you get.

Sole Treadmill Comparison

Sole Treadmill Comparison

ModelF60 2013Sole Fitness F63 Folding TreadmilSole F65 Folding Treadmill ReviewSole F80 Folding Treadmill ReviewSole S77 Non Folding Treadmill Review

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Machine Dimensions:
Height(in.):58"58"57"58"58"57"
Item Weight(lbs.):231 lbs.253 lbs.253 lbs.265 lbs.265 lbs.265 lbs.
Length(in.):80"80"83"80"80"83"
Weight Capacity(lbs.):325 lbs.325 lbs.350 lbs.375 lbs.400 lbs.400 lbs.
Width(in.):33"33"35"35"30"37"
Deck Size:33" X 80"33" X 80"35" X 83"35" X 80"30" X 80"37" X 80"
Running Surface:20" X 60"20" X 60"20" X 60"22" X 60"22" X 60"22" X 60"
Rollers:2.0"2.5"2.5"2.75"2.75"3.0"
Controls & Features:
Motor:2.75 CHP, DC Type3.0 CHP, DC Type3.25 CHP, DC Type3.5 CHP, DC Type4.0 CHP, DC Type4.0 CHP, DC Type
Speed:.5 - 12 mph.5 - 12 mph.5 - 12 mph.5 - 12 mph.5 - 12 mph.5 - 12 mph
Incline:0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design
Folding:YesYesYesYesNoNo
Belt:2 Ply2 Ply2 Ply2 Ply2 Ply2 Ply
Heart Rate Monitoring:Pulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap CompatiblePulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible
Chest Strap Included:NoYesYesYesYesNo
Standard Programs:666666
Custom Programs:222222
Heart Programs:222222
Cooling Fans:YesYesYesYesYesYes
Sound System:Yes (MP3 Compatible)Yes (MP3 Compatible)Yes (MP3 Compatible)Yes (MP3 Compatible)Yes (MP3 Compatible)Yes (MP3 Compatible)
Workout Display:5.5" LCD6.5" LCD7.5" LCD7.5" LCD9" LCD9" LCD
Display Color:BlueBlueBlueBlueBlueBlue
Warranty: 
Frame:LifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetime
Motor:LifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetimeLifetime
Deck:3 Years3 Years3 YearsLifetimeLifetimeLifetime
Electronics:3 Years3 Years3 Years5 Years5 Years5 Years
Labor:1 Years1 Year1 Year2 Years2 Years2 Years
Commercial Warranty: 
Frame:Lifetime
Motor:Lifetime
Deck:Lifetime
Electronics:3 Years
Labor:1 Years

We have reviewed the following Sole Treadmills:

 

Sole Ellipticals

Sole E35 Elliptical TrainerNext up are the Sole Elliptical Machines, these are designed to give the best workout at the lowest impact.  If you struggle with running, and find cycling uncomfortable then an Elliptical Workout is ideal.

Sole have done a great job in making their ellipticals look fantastic.  They all look like they deserve a place in the gym, and infact their build quality is not far behind.  The Sole E35 is one of the most popular home gym trainers and its built like a rock.  The features that they share include, as in the treadmills, a great speaker system, they also have fans to keep you cool.

What really puts Sole apart from its competitors are the features such as heavy fly wheels, keeping the workout smooth and comfortable.  The mechanics are precision engineered to keep the machine running as quiet as possible, but still take the resistance to challenging levels.

Comparison of Sole Ellipticals

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

We have reviewed the following Sole Ellipticals:

Sole Exercise Bikes

Sole B94Finally Sole also create some of the best exercise bikes on the market.  From the amazing Sole SB700 spin bike, through to a range of recumbent bikes.  Each bike fits a different purpose, from an intense cardio workout from the Spin bike, to a comfortable relaxed ride on their R92 Recumbent Bike.

Each bike is well made and easy to use.  All come with excellent warranties, comfortable adjustable seats and best of all a great price!

We have reviewed the following Sole Exercise Bikes: