Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine

Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine

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  • Elliptical machine provides challenging cardio workout, supported by blue, backlit LDC display that helps you track essential training data
  • Adjustable pedals and console and power adjustable stride and incline; 20-to-22-inch maximum stride length; six standard programs, two custom programs, and two heart rate programs
  • Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring; LCD console with 7.5-inch display; front drive system with bBuilt-in fan and 15-inch pedals; includes sound system and water bottle holder
  • Measures 27 by 58 by 83 inches (W x H x D), with 215-pound weight and 375-pound weight limit
  • Includes the following manufacturer’s warranties against defects in materials and workmanship: lifetime on frame; five years on electronics and parts; and two years on labor

The gym size E35 features a fluid natural motion provided by a whisper quiet drive system that functions in both forward and reverse motion. The combination of a 25 lb flywheel and high gear ration means an extremely smooth feel with 20 levels of resistance that will provide a challenging workout. The moving handlebars are adjustable for comfort and the stationary handle bars have pulse sensors for monitoring your heart rate. Oversize foot pedals that Sole engineers have designed with a 2 degree

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  1. 145 of 152 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very solid, comfortable and quiet., January 25, 2013
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    This review is from: Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine (Sports)
    I bought this elliptical at a local shop on sale yesterday, picked it up in a truck and assembled and used it all in the same night.

    First of all, this box is crazy heavy. It’s going to take 2-3 strong people to maneuver it anywhere. My plan was to disassemble the box in the first room and take the pieces into the basement where I would assemble the unit completely. All parts in the box were easy for one person to move except for the flywheel and attached legs. The bulkiness and weight make it almost impossible to remove from the box unless you break it down. I ended up calling a friend over where it took 3 of us to move the bulky piece.

    From there it took 3.5 hours to assemble fully by myself. My first suggestion is to only open one “section” of nuts and bolts at a time and organize and count them using the reference chart. Doing this made me realize that one of the washers had accidentally slipped into another section and saved me a ton of time trying to locate it. Also, the screwdriver and wrenches included were decent but if you have access to a nice set of socket wrenches, it is going to save you a lot of time cranking down on some of the heavier bolts and also allow you to get better torque on the critical areas of the device which can lead to noises if not tightened properly. The build construction of the pieces seemed to be very good. Everything fit perfectly and the build went without problem.

    Before you put all the plastic trim pieces on (which cover a lot of the bolted joints) test drive the elliptical for a while. If you hear any knocks, go back to the areas where the arms are bolted together and torque them down more. This eliminated a small knock for me. You may hear a squeak in the back area but that means you need to apply some of the supplied lube to the metal rails where the rubber wheels roll along. After doing this, the machine was near silent.

    I am 6’1″ and the ceiling in my basement is shy of 7.5′ (~90″). I would say at my height and ceiling height this is the absolute minimum you want. My head nearly touches my rafters of my unfinished ceiling while standing on it on the lowest incline. I had to move the machine parallel to the rafters so that my head would be positioned between them. It’s a little tight but doable. You are going to ideally want an 8 foot (finished) ceiling if you are pushing 6′.

    No complaints at all with the operation of the elliptical. I did a 20 minute session on lowest resistance and experience no discomfort in the knees or ankles. Holding onto the upper arms while riding seems to cause you to lean a little too far forward so I tend to grip a little lower.

    There is a nice little ledge built into the display which is perfect for fitting an iPad and built in speakers that can be utilized.

    I will update this review in the future as it gets more use.

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  2. 136 of 144 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The middle ground between home use and commercial, February 11, 2013
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    This review is from: Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine (Sports)
    I did a lot of research on elliptical machines before buying the 2013 Sole E35. With exercise equipment, there tend to be two price tiers – home use and commercial. Commercial elliptical machines can cost $2,000-$5,000 or more and are designed to withstand regular abuse. The home use products are usually made as cheaply as possible, with the goal being to entice the customer with low prices to purchase something they will use just a couple of times. However, I wanted a machine that would be sturdy, stable, smooth, and enjoyable to use, but didn’t want to pay commercial prices. After reading numerous reviews on the internet, trying some machines in department stores (including the E35), and hearing positive reviews of Sole as a company, I settled on the Sole E35.

    Shipping: We ordered directly from Sole by calling them (go to their website). You can mention that you have heard about people getting discounted prices down to 1100 dollars, and they should match this. Sole shipped via ABF, which did a great job. They called me when they were 20 minutes away so I could come home from work and sign for the package. The box arrived in good condition, with nothing dented, broken, ripped, etc. The box is enormous and weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 lbs., so I would recommend getting someone to help you move it to the desired location.

    Assembly: It’s a bear. I did it alone over the course of about 8 hours, but I went pretty slow. The large drive part of the machine is super awkward to move, so you will need another person (or in my case, some creativity and ignorance of healthy lifting mechanics) to get it into position. The instructions are okay, but you basically get 4 figures to show quite a lot of steps. Also there are several Left / Right pieces that could have been marked with a sticker or something, but it’s left to the consumer to figure it out. Not a big deal, just something they could have done a little better.

    Getting it to work and troubleshooting: So the first time I go to turn it on, nothing happens. I’m flipping the switch on the base of the machine and the screen doesn’t turn on, nothing lights up, etc. Turns out that the large socketed plug for the console had come loose during assembly. Once I fixed that, it turned on just fine.

    Squeaking: I used the machine a little before it was fully assembled, and nothing squeaked. Then after I had put all the plastic covers on in the final step, it started squeaking rather loudly with each stride. To fix it, the instruction book tells you to wipe off the rails and wheels with rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth. I did this very thoroughly and then added a little of the supplied lube with a paper towel all over the rails. Instantly the squeak was gone. We have put a couple hours of use on the machine since then and the squeak has not returned.

    Using the elliptical:
    + Overall it feels pretty solid, smooth, stable. The stride length feels pretty good and the motion rather natural. The machine can rock a little side to side if I’m being aggressive, but it might be due to my uneven concrete floor. I will try to put some shims underneath and see if that helps. Also I wonder if a mat would help.
    + The user interface is nicely designed, with buttons on the arms to adjust incline or resistance level.
    + The range of incline and resistance is nice (both go to 20). On 5 incline and 5 resistance, I feel I get a pretty good work out. It’s nice that you can adjust both while using the machine.
    + I like the handle bar design. It gives you the flexibility to change your grip between palms facing in, palms facing down, and a further out palms facing-in grip.
    – There is an assembly step that requires you to use a long twist tie (supplied) to fish a cable through the mast. I mistakenly removed the twist tie before this step, thinking it was packaging. Thankfully I was able to re-fish the twist tie and get the cable through the mast. However, Sole could have just installed a socketed cable here and eliminated the need to fish the cable.
    – The fan is pretty much worthless. It’s either on or off and moves very little air. Oh well.
    – The built-in speakers may be the worst speakers I’ve ever heard. Seriously. Everything but the treble is distorted into oblivion. But I didn’t buy this for a stereo system.

    I would not let the fan and speakers deter me from buying this. I would rather have a well built elliptical than a shoddy one with great speakers and a powerful fan.

    The Sole E35 is a great elliptical machine for home use once you get it assembled. It’s a great compromise for someone wanting a solid machine without paying the commercial prices for a gym-quality machine.

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  3. 82 of 88 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Solid machine, very pleased, November 6, 2013
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    Liz Russell
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    This review is from: Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine (Sports)
    I got this machine (2014 E35) 5 days ago and I have logged about 5 hours on it so far. Other than a little squeak that has just started, I am so so so pleased with it. The thing is SOLID and it’s so quiet I can use it in the same room as someone else watching TV without cranking the volume. We had our doubts, but this thing is really well-built. I did a few years of research and tested out a bunch of different machines before I took the plunge and I am really glad I did. It’s more expensive than some of the other brands but the quality is so far above that it’s worth it. I am 34 and began running about 6 months ago to get in shape; since that becomes a little more challenging in winter months in the northern states, I wanted to eventually switch to an elliptical. I can not believe how low-impact it is. My muscles are getting a workout but it just doesn’t feel quite as agonizing as the running and the impact is low so my limps and aches are gone.

    Word to the wise: Save yourself some money and put it together yourself. It will give you an understanding of how it goes together in case you need to tighten or lube anything later and it’s easier to do it yourself than to call a repair person or having to live with an annoying knock or a squeak. Truly, it isn’t rocket science. I am a female with an average understanding of tools and, despite having to google the order that one puts on washers, bolts, and nuts, I got it done in a little under 4 hours.

    Also: this sucker is bulky. It’s a beast to move the box. Because of that solid build, moving the flywheel while putting it together is also a beast. I had help getting the box into the room I wanted it. I unboxed it approximately where I wanted it to go and after unpacking, I left the flywheel on its styrofoam pedestal to keep it vertical until I needed it. Because of this, I was able to put it together with no help.

    Another note: I have my own toolbox with socket wrenches and these were really handy. You could do it with the wrenches they provide but it would take longer.

    12/20/13 update (Owned since 11/1/13): Still awesome. I’ve lost count of how many hours I’ve put on it now but I’m still absolutely pleased. I cue up something on Netflix and the workout’s done in no time. The occasional squeak from the tracks is easily remedied by wiping it off and applying a little of the provided lube. I still can’t get over how quiet it is.

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