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Sole E20 Elliptical Review (Discontinued)


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Detailed Overview

The E20 Sole Elliptical features an ECB magnetic resistance system for a frictionless workout experience when changing incline levels. With a 21 pound flywheel and a 325 weight capacity, the E20 is a sturdy machine that is also relatively compact and built with transport wheels for easy storage (it does not fold up). The console features a 5.5 inch backlit LCD screen with 16 levels of resistance and 10 workout programs (six standard, two custom and two heart rate programs) as well Apple and MP3 compatibility with built-in speakers.  The console also features basic options like a built-in fan and bottle holder. Near the console are two sets of handlebars: one set of stationary handlebars for stability and one set of movable handlebars with in-handle controls to work the upper body. The 15 inch oversized foot pedals feature a two degree inward slope that is easy on knees and joints. This machine is built with a 38mm heavy steel frame and is available in black, red, or silver for those with strong color preferences.

Our Favorite Features

  • Transport wheels
  • Rear and front movement capabilities
  • Power adjustable incline
  • Adjustable stride up to 20 inches
  • Apple and MP3 compatible with built-in speakers
  • ECB magnetic resistance system

Sole E20 Elliptical (Discontinued) - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:Yes
Incline:0-20 Degrees
Stride Length:18 Inches
Flywheel:21 LBS
Programs:6 Standard programs
Weight Capacity:325 LBS
Dimensions:69" L x 24" W x 64" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • No reading rack
  • Non-adjustable pedals
  • Non-adjustable console
  • Small LCD screen
  • Heart rate strap is not included

The Bottom Line

The Sole E20 Elliptical trainer is an advanced basic trainer, but you pay for those extra features. Most entry level trainers do not come with additional customizable features like adjustable incline and stride, which is a nice option. If multiple users plan to use the trainer, or if you simply prefer a trainer that can be customized to fit your size, this machine is a strong choice. The Sole E20 is a durable and well-built trainer that is ideal for almost any user looking for a reliable trainer. However, if you want a trainer with a few less features, you can always find an entry level with similar build for much cheaper.

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  • Aldo May 9, 2019 at 3:23 pm from Texas
    Stay away from Sole ellipticals, bad engineering, I've owned a Sole E20 for a few years now and the plastic bushings and connections for the under pedal and pedal arm joints wear out like butter. Simple physics, friction will heat up the plastic causing it to melt and break down. Better design would have been if they used ball bearings. Parts are not cheap as well. Fixing to order about $100 in parts, gonna fix it and part ways with it.
    • Elliptical Reviews Pros May 9, 2019 at 5:47 pm
      Hi Aldo, we are sorry to hear that you have had negative experiences with the SOLE ellipticals. Have you tried the Bowflex series? These are great machines and activate more muscle groups than your average elliptical. I highly recommend checking out the M6 and M8 series.

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