Sole E98 Elliptical Review

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How long will the Sole E98 last?

The Sole E98 Elliptical is manufactured out of steel and built to stand tough in a light commercial environment. It has a massive frame weighing 246 lbs. when fully assembled and tested to hold 400 lbs. maximum capacity of moving workout weight. Sole has full faith in the manufacturing of this machine – offering a lifetime warranty on both the frame and the flywheel, with 3 years coverage on parts and wear items, and 1 full year on labor. Consumers looking to place the E98 in a commercial setting will need to clarify the difference between residential and commercial warranties before purchasing.

Brief Overview

The Sole E98 Elliptical is our Second Place Best Buy Winner in the $1,500 to $3,000 price range. Whether in a commercial or home gym, the E98 is supported by commendable warranties and chock full of quality parts melded together - forming a superior piece of fitness equipment. Any consumer looking to up their fitness game will find the E98 worth the investment. Furthermore, Sole offers delivery upgrades for additional costs and considering the size of this elliptical, having someone else set up this machine might not be a bad idea!

Overall Quality

Well worthy of praise, the Sole E98 has a perfectly balanced 32 lb. flywheel that enables smooth performance operations between 20 levels of resistance. There is a 20-level gradient that adds additional challenges for those who eat their Wheaties and strive towards higher fitness goals. Equally important, the E98’s pedals are inverted 2 degrees for a more natural feel and have a 20” stride for longer legged individuals’ comfort while engaging in training sessions.
The Sole E98 has a 13.3” touchscreen for optimal viewing pleasure as well as built in apps and screen mirroring ability with excellent compatibility to streaming devices. There are 10 built in programs targeting fat burning and building stamina, along with fitness tests and custom workouts. Last but not least, the E98 comes with free access to the Sole+ fitness app which offers over 3000 classes to help each user reach their full potential along with all their future fitness goals.

Things we like

  • Commendable warranties
  • 20 level gradient
  • Heavier flywheel

Things we dislike

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Assembled Dimensions 83” L x 34” W x 70” H
Unit Weight 246 lbs.
Maximum Weight 400 lbs.
Resistance 20 levels
Incline 20 levels
Flywheel 32 lbs.
Stride 20”


The Sole E98 Elliptical was our 4th place 2020 Best Buy Winner in the $2,000 - $2,999 price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


Choosing the Sole E98 means you are ready to knock your fitness goals out of the park with a wise investment in a stellar piece of equipment that is built to last for literally decades. Sole covers the frame on the E98 for a lifetime in both residential and commercial spaces which is incredibly generous in this day and age. By the same token, Sole has manufactured the E98 with quality components that work with the user to meet every fitness goal and freely offered the Sole+ fitness app to all who want to plug in for superlative fitness training.