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Sole Treadmill Review & Comparison

Compare Sole Treadmills side by side. Most accurate specs and information to help you pick the right Sole Treadmill for your needs.
Compare the Sole Treadmll F80, Sole Treadmll F85, Sole Treadmll S73, Sole Treadmll S77, Sole Treadmll TT8

Sole Treadmill Review & Comparison:
SOLE Treadmills are built to satisfy and feature only the finest components. From the motors to the rollers, from the belts to the steel, Sole Treadmills are built to perform. Having been proven in the daily rigorous hotel environment, SOLE Treadmills have the quality and feel you are looking for in a treadmill for your home.

Sole Treadmills Summary: The line of sole treadmills consists of home and light commercial. The Sole TT8 can be used in a light commercial facility (under 5 hours daily usage). All the other Sole treadmills have a home warranty only. The F (Sole F80 treadmill) stands for folding. S (Sole S77 treadmill) means standard (non folding). All sole treadmills have the same running surface size and vary in motor size, weight capacity and console display which also dictates the level of programs available. Below we will get into a bit more detail on each Sole Treadmill unit.


Sole F80 Folding Treadmill.
The Sole Fitness F80 is hands down the #1 selling folding treadmill. Since all sole treadmills have the same deck size (running surface), you pick an F80 treadmill purely for space requirements. Sole f80 treadmill folds up out of the way. The only advantage of moving up to an Sole F85 treadmill is weight capacity which bears the cost of a 4HP motor to keep up with the 400 lb capacity. Aside from a few bells & whistles, if you need a large running surface and support for users up to 375 lbs, the Sole F80 treadmill is a perfect choice. We've sold hundreds of these with so few complaints that we've kept selling it. We don't normally sell "consumer" treadmills, but sole shines above them all and they are a keeper.


Sole F85 Folding Treadmill.
The Sole F85 Treadmill is the king of any folding treadmill we offer. Hands down. Beefy 4HP motor with the 9" LCD display and holds up to 400 lbs, there isn't a better folding treadmill on the market for less money. Sole continues to rank high marks in leading consumer targeted magazines every single year. If space is an issue and you need the heaviest duty tread based on needs in the mid 300 lb range, the Sole F85 Treadmill is it.


Sole S73 Non Folding Treadmill.
This is a step up in HP over the Sole F80 Treadmill. The Sole S73 is a non-folding treadmill and the entry level unit. However, this is no entry level treadmill. Most clubs back in the day had 18" x 55" decks. Not 22" x 60". Longer and wider decks are the hallmark of of manufacturers flexing their guns. Look. we have the biggest running surface! Well, at one point, it's overkill and just technical bragging rights. If you're under 5' -10" then you don't need a deck this size. Really. But, to accommodate all walks of life, sole's default deck size handles people in the towering 6' -3" range with ease. These are deck sizes exclusive to $7000 club treadmills.


Sole S77 Non Folding Treadmill.
The Sole S77 Treadmill is the top home treadmill boasting a 4HP motor and 9" screen. If you have no space requirements and need high weight capacity, the Sole S77 is the answer. Moving to the Sole TT8 Treadmill is NOT an option for you as it's simply a Sole S77 with a light commercial warranty and larger rollers to help maintain the belt of longer usage. The larger the diameter of the roller, the more surface space the belt has to "grip" not slip and it won't break down as fast. The smaller rollers curl the belt and weaken it. Sole S77 Treadmill is our pick if you need HP, weight capacity, size and don't require folding. You'll have a hard time finding a treadmill on the market with specs that outperform this unit for less money.


Sole TT8 Light Commercial Treadmill.
The Sole TT8 Treadmill is basically an Sole S77 with larger rollers and a light commercial warranty. You're paying for rollers and warranty in a club. This is not suggested for home use as there are really no benefits over the Sole S77 treadmill. However, if you have a small personal training studio the Sole TT8 treadmill is a good choice. None of the other treadmills will be serviced under warranty if they are found in a commercial location. The Sole TT8 treadmill has been used in police stations, fire departments and many other light commercial settings. We have sold literally hundreds if not thousands of Sole products and have the fewest service issues with this line than any brand we sell.

Sole Treadmill F80 Sole Treadmill F85 Sole Treadmill S73 Sole Treadmill S77 Sole Treadmill TT8
Features Sole F80 Sole F85 Sole S73 Sole S77 Sole TT8
Incline 0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design 0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design 0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design 0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear design 0 - 15% Rack & Pinion gear designn
Deck Size 35" X 80" 35" X 80". 37''x80'' 30''x80'' 37" X 80"
Running Surface 22''x60'' 22''x60'' 22''x60'' 22''x60'' 22" X 60"
Weight Capacity 375 lbs. 400 lbs 400 lbs 400 lbs 400 lbs
Weight 265 lbs 265 lbs 257 lbs 265 lbs 265 lbs
Motor 3.5 CHP, DC Type 4.0 CHP, DC Type 3.75 CHP, DC Type 4.0 CHP, DC Type 4.0 CHP, DC Type
Speed .5 - 12 mph .5 - 12 mph .5 - 12 mph .5 - 12 mph .5 - 12 mph.
Folding Yes Yes No No No
iPod Connection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Belt 2 Ply 2 Ply 2 Ply 2 Ply 2 Ply
Coolinf Fans Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Chest Strap Included Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Rollers 2.75'' 2.75'' 2.75'' 2.75'' 3.0"
Pulse Grip (for heart rate) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Heart Programs 2 2 2 2 2
Data Displays
Backlight Yes-Blue Yes     Yes
Data Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace
Size 7.5'' LCD 9" LCD 7.5'' LCD 9" LCD 9" LCD
Color Blue Blue Blue Blue Blue
Message Window Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Track Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Programs 10 10 10 10 10
Standard 6 6 6 6 6
User Defined 2 2 2 2 2
Heart Rate Yes: 2 user programs Yes: 2 user programs Yes: 2 user programs Yes: 2 user programs Yes: 2 user programs
Water Bottle Holder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty Serviced in home Serviced in home Serviced in home Serviced in home Serviced in home
Parts/Electronics 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years
Frame lifetime lifetime lifetime lifetime lifetime
Labor 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years 2 years


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This article was published on Tuesday 03 December, 2013.
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