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Sole ST300 Strider Review


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Detailed Overview

Sole Striders are especially flexible elliptical trainers. With footpath settings from 18 to 26 inches, they let each trainee find a natural fit and diversify their movement: You can use the ST300 for a regular elliptical workout one day, then as a treadmill alternative the next. Sole Striders let you climb, walk and jog without putting harsh impact on your joints. Now on sale for $1499, the ST300 Strider is a formidable opponent for standard ellipticals under $1500! Full price is $2699.

Sole ellipticals are renowned for supporting natural-feeling and low-impact motion. The ST300 Strider lives up the Sole Fitness standard and approaches commercial quality with its 25-pound drive. It provides sixteen resistance levels with a range suitable for beginners through advanced trainees. The tension is controlled digitally, and the braking is magnetic for quiet operation and longevity.

Sole Strider handlebars move in sync with the pedals, making it easy to get a head-to-toe workout. Grip pulse sensors are built into the bars for convenience. The machine also supports wireless heart rate monitoring although a chest strap isn’t included with purchase.

Twelve workout programs can help you exercise to meet goals for calorie burn, distance, heart rate and more. And unlike many other cardio trainers, the ST300 lets you save a user profile. This lets you compare data from one workout to the next, plus it improves the accuracy of calorie burn estimates.

This model’s warranty package provides lifetime coverage for the frame, three years for parts and electronics, and one year of in-home labor.

Our Favorite Features

  • Adjustable 18” to 26” stride
  • Low impact striding and jogging
  • Cushioned pedals
  • Moving handlebars
  • 12 workout programs
  • 25-pound flywheel
  • Grip and wireless pulse monitoring
  • Water bottle holder
  • 3 year warranty on parts & electronics, lifetime warranty on frame
  • 325-pound user weight capacity
  • Transport wheels

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Not very compact (73” long x 34” wide)
  • Stride is adjusted manually
  • Lacks “bells and whistles”

The Bottom Line

The Sole ST300 Strider offers great versatility as both an elliptical trainer and a low-impact treadmill alternative. We prefer the power-adjustable stride and compact dimensions of the upgraded model (the ST600), but at $1499 the ST300 is a great value nonetheless. This durable two-in-one fitness machine can comfortably fit every family member and is an excellent tool for a healthy lifestyle.

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