One of the issues we’ve noticed that many running enthusiasts and those looking to work out from home, have, is they can’t find a machine that perfectly matches their stride length. As many models don’t come with an adjustable stride length, you are left to try and compromise on the amount of movement and comfort you can experience using particular elliptical trainers.
However, it’s not just from a comfort point of view that it helps to have a machine with an adjustable stride length. Runners like to be able to target different muscle groups. As you will see from our review of the Sole Fitness E95s elliptical trainer, you don’t need to pay an extortionate amount to get the benefit of that level of customization. Alongside it you also benefit from a wide variety of other great features.
Over the last few decades, Sole Fitness have been producing some truly stunning at home exercise equipment. Although they are not quite to the same level as other machines, in that they don’t have all the bells and whistles, Sole branded machines are known for their thoughtful design, sturdy build and huge emphasis on comfort and performance.
This is very much on display in the E95s elliptical trainer from the company. As we’ve already noted, it offers adjustability with regards to the stride length, which will be a key selling point we realise for many people reading this review. That’s not all, though, as the same oversized and contoured pedals that are featured across the full range of E Series trainers, are also found in this model, along with the adjustable incline and smooth front drive flywheel system that offers a suitably challenging (when necessary), comfortable and quietly smooth workout.
Let’s take a closer look at some of these features individually.
Adjustable Stride Length for an Affordable Price
We’ve noted it from the outset of this review, but it is worth delving a little deeper into what the adjustable stride length offered by this elliptical trainer can mean for your workouts. It’s worth noting that normally elliptical trainers that offer adjustable stride length are a lot more expensive than the E95s. But, that’s just another example of Sole Fitness doing their best to provide the best experience for their customers at the best prices.
With the adjustable stride length, you can obviously lengthen or shorten your gait on the machine. Amazingly at the touch of a button on the display console. What does this mean? Aside from matching your own height better and providing a more comfortable exercise position, a longer stride length is better for achieving a running motion, without placing too much pressure on your joints. You are able to, over the course of your workout, adjust, switch and change the length.
Comfortable Contoured and Generously Proportioned Foot Pedals
The foot pedals are one of the key selling points of all E Series elliptical trainers from Sole Fitness. No matter what model you go for, at what price, you will always get the benefit of the physical therapist-assisted 2-degree sloping curve design pedals that help you to maintain a better position and posture on the machine, while offering improved comfort for your muscles and joints.
Say Goodbye To Noisy Ellipticals
Another major issue, now that we’ve discussed the clear physical health benefits of opting for a Sole machine like the E95s, is that at home exercise machines in the past have not been as smooth as their commercial counterparts. With the E95s, however, that is not the case. It utilizes the front drive design you will find on all of the company’s products and uses a nice and robust flywheel to offer a near-silent and smooth ride at all times.
- Adjustable stride length at the press of a button
- Smooth and quiet operation
- Comfortable large and contoured foot pedals
- Minor issues with assembly, the instructions could be clearer
Users report that it is quite heavy once assembled, so it better to get some help to move the E95s around the house
Usually if you buy from Amazon you can order, for some extra dollars, for it to be assembled in your house
No, it is not adjustable
In summary, if you are a keen runner looking to continue your work out schedule even when it’s raining, or just want to be able to target different lower body muscle groups, you should definitely consider the Sole Fitness E95s. Likewise, if you are interested in finding a quiet model that won’t put unnecessary strain or pressure on your feet, this is the model for you.
Specification: Sole E95S Elliptical with Adjustable Stride Length and Bluetooth Capability
$2000 – $3000
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
Adjustable with 10.1" high resolution LCD
Lifetime Frame, 5 Years Parts, 2 Years Labour
Bluetooth technology with SOLE Fitness™ APP compatible with FitBit, iHealth, MyFitness Pal
76 x 22 x 39 inches
|Maximum Pedal Height (inches)|
Built-in speakers (MP3 Compatible)
|Heart Rate Monitoring|
Hand pulse grips, chest strap compatible
Amazon.com Price: $2,199.99 (as of 17/01/2020 12:02 PST- Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.