Sole E20 Elliptical Review (Discontinued) 4

Sole E20 Elliptical Rating

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Pros Most entry level trainers do not come with customizable options like a power adjustable incline and customizable stride, but the E20 does. With 16 levels of resistance and a maximum 20 inch stride length, it is easy to challenge yourself on a trainer like the E20, without breaking your budget
Cons While this trainer features more customizable features and entertainment options than other entry level trainers, the E20 has a very small LCD screen and only 10 workout programs. The console also lacks a reading rack, a con for those who enjoy reading while working out.
Summary The E20 Sole Elliptical is a well-built machine that is equipped with customizable features, but it is a bit overpriced when compared with entry level trainers from other brands offering similar or additional features. The LCD screen is very small at 5.5 inches, and only comes with 10 workout programs, but there is also a built-in sound system and Apple and MP3 compatibility for basic entertainment options.

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Sole E20 Elliptical Detailed Overview (Discontinued)

The E20 Sole Elliptical is built using an ECB magnetic resistance system for a no friction 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 however fold up. The console features a 5.5 inch blue backlist 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 for working the upper body. The 15 inch oversized foot pedals feature a two degree inward slope that easy on knees and joints, and the trainer can go in both forward and reverse. This trainer is built with a 38mm heavy steel frame and is available in black, red, or silver.

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, but if multiple users plan to use the trainer, or if you simply prefer a trainer that can be customized to fit your size, this trainer is a great fit. The Sole E20 is a durable and well-built trainer that is ideal for almost any user looking for a reliable trainer, but the bottom line is if you want a trainer with a few less features, you can find an entry level with similar build for much less.

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