Rated 5 out of 5 by goose I beleive this is a good machine
At first I was a little put off by the step and stride motion of this machine, but having another elliptical for years that's to be understood.
Now after about 10 work outs it is becoming familiar.
I do like the overall performance of the machine.
Great job Sole !!
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillC Nice machine
I read good reviews about this machine before buying it. It took about an hour and a half to assemble by myself. Machine is very solid while using it. I have had it for about 3 weeks and use it for 45 min a day and no problems. Got it on sale for $800 and was well worth it.
March 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by TonyB Do your homework before buying
I had this elliptical for 13 days before having to call Sole for repairs. Apparently, there is a major issue where the wheel falls off the track on the left side. The unit worked perfectly for about 10 days before the issue popped up. I ended up googling "Sole wheel comes off" and found hundreds of horror stories with people who had the same issue with the E25....major design flaw. I called Sole and the person I spoke to recommended that I return the unit to Dick's if it was within the allowable return timeline. I ended up replacing the unit with one from Vision Fitness. In the end, you get what you pay for. If you plan on using this at least 5 times a week, I would spend a little bit more and get a higher end model. There are plenty of companies who offer comparable pricing with MUCH better warranties! I wouldn't purchase anything by ProForm or Sole ever again.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adam Best option at 999
I looked and compared several elliptical a at this price range. Looked at more expensive units and also at lower priced units and really felt that for what you get this is a great buy. The assembly took longer than I thought but I am no mechanic so I was impressed that I did not have parts left over. Very smooth, very quiet and I like the 20" stride.
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GIBBY THE DEFINITION OF SMOOTH
ONE SWEET MACHINE. TWO HOUR ASSEMBLY TIME WITH NO PROBLEMS. LOVE THE RANGE OF AVAILABLE WORKOUTS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A MACHINE BUY THIS ONE.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jo run excellent machine
Love this machine. Who needs the gym when you have this at your disposal?
January 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jens13 Love it when it's level
We purchased this elliptical about 3 weeks ago. My wife loves it... .when it doesn't squeak. We had lots of problems with the machine squeaking, thinking that it may be dirt on the rails. I cleaned them, we used the machine and it wouldn't squeak until the next time we used it, then e had to repeat the process. After checking the owner's manual it clearly states: "if squeaks or other noises persist, check that the unit is properly leveled before calling the service department." There are 4 leveling "legs" in the middle and back of the frame. Our elliptical is in a new home on carpet. I needed to unscrew the leveling legs nearly all the way AND added a 1 x 6 board in order to get the rails level. I believe this will solve the problem. Otherwise it has been great so far. We love the built in speakers and fan. Keep in mind that the owner's manual has directions for BOTH the E 20 and E 25. The issue with leveling is the only reason I gave it 4 our of 5 stars.
January 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ahuskey Great Features but diffcult to assemble
This product is great once it is assembled. The product comes in about 30 parts and is not the average person to assemble. Consider this before buying.
December 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by SRD Been Broken more than working!
We bought this elliptical at our local store. We put it together, and used it for a total of about 2 hours before the rear roller fell off the track. The roller would start squeaking, then it would thump, then it would fall off violently while machine was in use. The technician came out and called Sole because he couldn't figure out why it was happening, and Sole said that they had a problem with bushings and were sending new ones. A week later, the bushings came but they were the same as the originals (not updated as they said they would be.# A few minutes of use after installing, the roller came off the track again. Now we are waiting for a whole left side arm to come in, and it is taking another week #after I requested overnight shipping.) If it wasn't put together already and easier to move, I would have returned it weeks ago! Very very disappointed that I have an expensive coat rack in my living room and NO EXERCISE EQUIPMENT!
December 11, 2013