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Sole R92 Review

Quick Summary

The Sole R92 is a dependable exercise bike with several features provided to enhance performance while also offering a number of entertainment options.

The Sole R92 features 26 lb. flywheel resistance (with 20 individual levels), durable steel frame, 12-position adjustable foam seat, oversized and self-leveling pedals and 10 workout programs.

Stay pleasantly distracted with a large backlit blue LCD screen, iPod dock, built-in speakers and integrated cooling fan.

Learn more in our full Sole R92 review below…

Specifications

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Model Sole R92
Rating

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85.8%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$1,799
Best Price

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$999
Resistance

The flywheel in an exercise bike is what creates resistance. You can choose the level of resistance to increase your workout intensity.

20 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance shows what kind of flywheel is being used (if any), and its weight if the manufacturer provides it.

26 lb Flywheel
Type

Type refers to the style of the ride: Recumbent bikes allow you to lay back, while Upright bikes are more like road bikes (lean forward).

Semi-Recumbent
Drive System

The bike's drive system is how your pedaling interacts with the rest of the bike (flywheel) to give you a good workout.

Flywheel
Frame

It's important to choose an exercise bike that will last, and the material of the frame determines how durable the bike is.

Durable Steel
Seat

The most important part for comfortability during your workout, the seat should be adjustable and have ample cushioning.

Foam
12-Position Adjustments
Pedals

Pedals are the driving force for an exercise bike, and should be comfortable, adjustable, and easy to control without slipping.

Oversized & Self-Leveling
Programs

Bike Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

10
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips & Chest Strap (Compatible)
2 Programs
Display

Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

9" Backlit Blue LCD
Max. Weight

Max. User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that the bike can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

57" x 30" x 50"
Weight: 152 lbs
Accessory Tray

Some bikes include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Cooling Fans

Portable?

Some exercise bikes can fold up and/or have wheels that make it easy to roll them around for convenience and to save space.

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

Rating: 85.8%

Our Rating

Rating: 85.8/100. Low impact recumbent bike designed for individuals with foot or joint issues. Lumbar back support also aides people with chronic back issues. Good bike yet doesn’t feature commercial warranty option available on the Sole LCR.

Pros:

  • Heavy-duty 26 lb. flywheel resistance
  • Large selection of resistance (20 levels)
  • Seat adjusts to any preference
  • Oversized and self-leveling pedals
  • Music friendly (iPod dock, built-in speakers)
  • Large 9″ LCD display system

Cons:

  • No commercial warranty option like the LCR
  • No wireless chest strap for heart rate
  • Workout selection adequate but not great (10 total)

Introduction

Recumbent vs. Upright?

Recumbent bikes are becoming the latest fitness trend and the Sole R92 is living proof that the type of exercise bike is more than a fad.

What is the difference?

Recumbent bikes are designed to provide a more comfortable and relaxing workout while maintaining the same results. The Sole R92 features a low impact design with oversized and self-leveling pedals as well as 12-point adjustable foam seat.

Workout Programs

The Sole R92 offers 10 challenging workout programs.

The exercise bike features classics like Heart Rate Control and Hill Climb as well as a User Defined feature.

Everything is displayed really nicely on a 9″ Backlit Blue LCD screen.

Monitor your heart rate with built-in pulse grips for quick readouts.

Sole R92 Exercise Bike Features

The Sole R92 offers a residential option for achieving optimal fitness results.

The trainer is really well designed thanks to the durable steel frame, 26 lb. flywheel resistance, oversized pedals and foam seat. The operation is nearly flawless and the experience more than comfortable.

Users with foot or joint issues will appreciate the patented 2 degree inward design on Sole’s foot pedals which puts your body in its correct posture, minimizing the aches and pains associated with other models.

The Sole R92 also features a padded, adjustable seat with supportive back. Minimize lower back pain with a comfortable seat that adjusts to individual preference.

Lower back pain is one of the proponents of why people don’t workout. ¬†But with a comfortable supportive seat that adjusts to users needs, you can focus less on being uncomfortable and more on getting in shape.

The Sole R92 will keep your mind distracted with integrated iPod dock and built-in speakers. Now you can listen to your favorite tunes without having to put a CD in a nearby sound system.

Stay cool and comfortable with an integrated cooling fan.

The recumbent exercise bike is compact and fits in any room, including the basement or office.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Sole R92 exercise bike warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 years
– Electronics: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

Return Policy: 30 day trial-period guaranteed, contact Sole Fitness at 1-866-780-7653 for more information.

Conclusion

The Sole R92 is moderately priced, comfortable and a dependable piece of exercise equipment.

Still shopping? Compare the R92 model to other Sole Fitness exercise bikes.