The Sole SB700 Indoor Spin Bike is a mid-priced spin bike designed for the home exerciser. Categorized as a light commercial grade model, it is sleek and compact, and it has the feel of spin bikes you may have used at your local gym or an upmarket hotel’s gymnasium.
Very solidly built, your sessions on this spin bike will be smooth, quiet and comfortable. Coming with all of the features most people look for in a spin bike, it provides an excellent cardio workout that is gentle and therefore safe for individuals who have joint issues or are recovering from an injury. In this Sole SB700 review, we will look at its specs, key features, pros, cons, and what purchasers have to say about it.
Sole SB700 Specs
Dimensions – The Sole SB700 measures 40″ x 21″ x 42″.
Weight – It weighs 140lbs.
User weight – The bike’s user weight limit is 300 pounds.
Sole SB700 Key Features
- Adjustable seat
The height of the seat can be raised or lowered to accommodate taller and shorter people. Its handlebars are adjustable fore and aft. Combined, these features provide a comfortable workout for users of any height.
- Console & Display
The Sole SB700 Indoor Cycle has a 3″ x 4″ LCD panel which has blue backlighting. Stats shown include Time, Resistance, RPM, Speed, Trip Distance, Kcal and Heart Rate (when used with a Polar compatible chest rate strap).
- Variable resistance
The bike’s resistance level can be altered by turning a knob. This feature makes it suitable for use by beginner, intermediate level or advanced level exercisers while providing room for growing your fitness further.
- Heavy-duty flywheel
A 48lb chrome-plated flywheel provides a smooth workout that is vibration-free, no matter how hard or how fast you pedal.
- Kevlar brake
A Kevlar braking system adds to the smoothness and quietness of the machine.
- Easy-grip handles
The handlebars of the Sole SB700 are padded and textured, enabling a comfortable and secure grip, even if your hands perspire a lot.
- Oversized pedals
Oversized pedals can accommodate feet of any size. Toe straps will keep your feet securely in position as you pedal.
- Heart telemetry enabled
A wireless heart rate chest strap can be used with this model.
- Transport wheels
Transport wheels enable the bike to be wheeled to a different location if required.
Sole SB700 Pros
- Solid construction
Constructed of 2 mil thick steel tubing with an aluminum shroud, the bike is very solid and extremely durable.
- Comfortable seat
The Sole SB700 has a thickly padded gel seat that provides plenty of cushioning, so you will be able to work out for longer without feeling discomfort.
Extremely quiet to use, you will be able to work out without fear of disturbing your housemates.
This model has two built-in water bottle holders and a reading rack/cell phone shelf.
- Easy assembly
The Sole SB700 Exercise Bike comes partially assembled. Completing the job takes most people about 30 minutes or less. The instructions are easy to understand, and the necessary tools are included.
- Good warranty
The Sole SB700 Spin Bike comes with a lifetime warranty on its frame, 3 years on electronics and parts and 1 year on labor.
Sole SB700 Cons
- Heart Rate Monitor costs extra
If you want to track your heart rate, you will need to purchase a heart rate chest strap.
- Flimsy packaging
A small minority of purchasers received damaged bikes caused by flimsy packaging.
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What Purchasers are Saying about the Sole SB700
In the main, purchasers who have left feedback for the Sole SB700 have been very happy with it. Most consider the bike to be great value for money. Some reviewers regard it as being on par with stationary bikes they’ve used at the gym.
The majority of reviewers said they find the bike to be comfortable, with some using it for 90 minutes at a time. Numerous purchasers commented on the bike’s sturdiness. Likewise, the smooth, quiet workout the bike delivers. Some reviewers said they have been using their bike for several years, without a problem.
While most purchasers have only praise for the Sole SB700, it has received some negative feedback. The majority of this is centered around inadequate packaging that resulted in some people receiving dented or scratched bikes. While certainly an inconvenience, those affected were pleased with how quickly Sole dispatched a replacement.
Final Thoughts on the Sole SB700 Indoor Spin Bike
The Sole SB700 Exercise Bike is a gym quality spin bike that is available for a surprisingly affordable price, considering its quality and features.
It delivers a smooth, quiet and comfortable ride. Some exercise bikes fall short in one or more of these areas. When this is the case, we tend to look for excuses to skip workouts. With this model there are no excuses, so sticking to an exercise regimen will be easier.
While the bike has a little negative feedback, most issues have been quite minor. Sole is renowned for excellent customer service, so if you do receive a bike that is not up to standard, it will quickly be replaced.
Something to be aware of is that the Sole SB700 Exercise Bike is heavy. Transport wheels make moving it easy, but it would be best to find a dedicated space for it.
If you’re looking for a quality stationary bike that will enable you to experience the benefits of spinning workouts, look no further!