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Sole's E25 has been a staple of the $1000 elliptical club for years and years, and I don't believe that there has been a significant change in it's basic design during that time. Sole's designs are getting left behind by it's competition.
|Number of Programs||10|
|Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive||Front|
|Adjustable Stride Length||20"|
|Flywheel Weight||20 lbs|
|Weight Capacity||350 lbs|
|Step Up Height||N/A|
|Unit Dimensions||70 L x 24 W x 64 H|
|Heart Rate Sensors||Pulse Grips and Chest Strap Compatible|
|Weight of Unit||212 lbs|
|Warranty||Lifetime Frame 3 Yr Electronics 3 Yr Parts 1 Yr Labor|
Sole Fitness is a company that sells decent quality treadmills and ellipticals that are built for them by Dyaco International. These machines are primarily sold at Dick's Sporting Goods, Sole's website, and on various mass-market websites like Amazon.com. Sole has quickly established their brand as a good value alternative and they have very broad distribution. They have blanketed the web with so many people promoting them it is hard to turn around on the web without bumping into them...just remember that the majority of the people promoting them are affiliate sites.
Quality / Philosophy
Sole Fitness is putting good components on their machines which makes perfect sense since they are putting such a long warranty on it. They are trying to sell their machines at a value price with a high end warranty and the result is quite good. We would expect another strong year for Sole.
From a startup just a few years ago to putting treadmills for rent in hotels all over the USA, Sole Fitness has quickly established itself as a mass-market player in the USA. The line is in need of a redesign just to bring the product up to today's standards but as happens with companies that achieve a good measure of success, it is easy to rest upon your laurels.