Sole E35 Elliptical Review

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When it comes to finding the all-around best buy in ellipticals, you can’t go wrong with the Sole E35 Elliptical. A step above the E25, the Sole E35 elliptical offers all of the same features as the introductory model while also increasing the durability and expanding the warranty. Priced just a few hundred dollars higher than the E25, the Sole E35 Elliptical offers a high-quality machine and workout at an affordable price.

Make Working Out a Joy with the Sole E35 Elliptical

Equipped with a number of features that are not commonly found on ellipticals at the same price point, the Sole E35 Elliptical makes the workout more enjoyable. Not only can you rest your drink the drink holder, but the built-in speakers and MP3 hookup allow you to listen to the music you enjoy. Other amenities include a built-in cooling fan, a blue backlit LCD display screen and specially-created foot pedals. The oversized pedals, which are characterized by a 2 degree inward slope and can be adjusted to suit your individual needs, were designed to help reduce knee and ankle strain while still providing a quality workout.

Get In Shape with the Help of the Sole E35 Elliptical

The Sole E35 Elliptical offers a number of features that are designed to help you get the most effective workout possible. Not only does it come equipped with 10 pre-programmed programs, but it also features 16 levels of resistance and offers a power incline feature. With the power incline feature, you can adjust the incline from 0 to 30 degrees with the push of a button. Thanks to the various program options and the incline feature, you can easily target a variety of different muscle groups while also increasing cardio activity.

Enjoy the Quality and Durability that Only Sole Can Provide

Sole is highly regarded in the industry for its comprehensive warranties, and the warranty that comes with the Sole E35 Elliptical is no exception. Not only is labor covered for two years, but parts and electronics are covered for five years and the frame and brakes are covered for life. With its 25-pound flywheel, high gear ratio, four real wheels that ride on heavy duty rails, and its rating for users of up to 375 pounds, however, it is unlikely that you will experience any mechanical issues with your Sole E35 Elliptical. Still, it’s always good to know that your investment is backed by such an extensive warranty!

Sole E35 Elliptical Reviews:

I had wanted this product for a while, between the E55 and E95 this is the better value for the Money. The E95 has a heavier Fly wheel and some more advanced Target heart rate features and Stabilizers int he back but mostly its the Same machine as this for 400$ less. One thing I was very pleased wish was the steps involved in putting it together, altho the toughest challenge was getting the box in the house and then opening it and moving the base into the room. This is at least a 2 person lift and at least a 2 person build, we built it in 3 hours and also put a Boxflex ultimate 2 together (well half of it) in the same time frame. I am a big Guy at 330lbs, (hence buying this), however the machine handles my weight well altho it may shake a tad here and there if i really run on it but a good mat under it will fix that, mines rather thin.

One feature that was really cool is the Heart rate monitor i have is a Polar that i got a few years ago that has a wireless strap, this system comes with its own however I prefer my Polar, the E35 picked up the HR signal from my Polar without any configuration needed. This was cool and not expected.

The sound quality with an Iphone is good however the speakers are not up to par with a good set of headphones or another sound system you may have in your Room. They are pretty much equal to a Clock radio speaker and are doable.

The Fan is pretty weak, i guess it is ment for just a light breeze but its weak even by those standards.

The display on the 2011 model is Bright Blue led. information is easy to understand and the machine has a power save mode when idle for a while.

One thing that is kinda annoying is the Power plug for this unit is under the front fly wheel, the placement of this means you will have a cord running out and back to the left side of the elliptical… im contemplating getting an extension cord and zip tying it under the frame so it pops out the back just so its not a trip hazard.

I suggest if you are thinking about this product that you go to a local Dicks Sporting goods and try one out , they carry them.

It will suit my needs along with a Bowflex Ultimate 2 that i got off Craig list for 900$, (1900 under retail)

-Gabriel V. Duff (Amazon)


This is the second Sole E35 I’ve purchased. The first worked perfectly well, but my wife and I wore it out after three years. We actually cracked a weld on the frame, which makes it sound iffy, I know, but consider that we used the machine 6 days a week for more than 40 miles/wk combined and lost more than a combined 220lbs in the process (along with a reasonable diet, of course). Needless to say, we put a great deal of strain on the machine (saving our knees a lot of wear and tear).

I had no second thoughts about purchasing another Sole. I think the price is well worth it. We had a cheaper machine before, and it fell apart on us, and I’ve tried health club equipment and found the E35 comparable in its stability and ease of use. I’d recommend putting the machine on a hard, flat surface and we’ve placed one of those rubber pads under ours to smooth out the minimal vibrations.

The Sole is also pretty easy to assemble (though I used my own tools, not those included, because… well, they’re MY tools and they’re nice and shiny). There are essentially three major parts to put together and plenty of plastic panels to cover the exposed bolts. I think it took me 2 hours of work (including getting it out of the box, best done with a partner, since the part with the flywheel is HEAVY!) to assemble.

I bolted a small flat panel TV/DVD combo into the wall in front of my machine and ran a cable from the ear-phones connection on the TV to the music jack on the Sole, then plugged my ear-phones into the Sole’s earphones jack. Voila, I can watch shows while I exercise (quietly) that I’d normally watch while sitting on my butt. It’s a bit more cumbersome than using a machine with the tiny TV built into the machine, but a heck of a lot cheaper (plus my screen is bigger than their screen, providing me with that “mine’s bigger” satisfaction, PLUS I got to drill something into a WALL. WOOHOO! I even got to use my stud finder. I like to hold it to myself and pretend to make it beep).

Oh, and the Sole E35 is pretty darn quiet, even if I’m NOT when I exercise (I like to scream advice to the Doctor. He hears me, I just know it!).

-Robert Russell “Robdoral” (Amazon)

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