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Sole SB700 Review

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The Sole SB700 exercise bike appeals to both the indoor cyclist and outdoor trainer by providing a comfortable and quiet ride at an affordable price.

Geared towards personal use, seat and handlebar adjustments guarantee a perfect fit for any body size. Riders up to 300 pounds can enjoy a long and satisfying workout thanks to the 48 lb flywheel design.

The Sole SB700 exercise bike is also equipped with a wireless chest strap heart rate monitor and an LCD display.

Learn more in the detailed Sole SB700 review below…


Model Sole SB700

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

Resistance Type

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

48 lb Flywheel

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).

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.

Kevlar Belt

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

2.0mm Oval Steel Tubing

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


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

Toe Straps
2 Degree Inward

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

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.

Wireless Chest Strap

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

3" x 4" Backlit 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 are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

42" x 21" x 40"
Weight: 140 lbs
Accessory Tray

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


Cooling Fans


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


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: 90.25%

Our Rating


The SOLE SB700 is a compact and comfortable bike efficient for cyclists looking for indoor training that  mimics their road bike. New riders will also enjoy the fast and easy setup and quiet flywheel while building their cardio stamina. This bike is extremely affordable, easy to move and provides your basic necessities for an indoor trainer.

This bike weighs in at 140lbs including a 48lb flywheel that is one of the quietest bikes on the market. The seat is smaller than others in this line, looking more like that you’d see on a road bike while still providing cushion and comfort. The red leather accents on the seat add to its aesthetic appeal. The wheels at the front of the bike make it easy to roll on a firm surface and the thin handlebars allow this bike to take up minimal room in your home.

The adjustment knobs on this bike are unique in that they mimic what is found on quick-release tires on a road bike. For road cyclists this will be very familiar and for new cyclists the feature may take a couple uses to adjust to. The pedals on this bike are equipped with cages only so you can ride in your running shoes. For cyclists looking to clip in, you’ll need to switch to different pedals.

The console on the SB700 is small and efficient. It is centred on the handlebars surrounded by dual water bottle holders. If you are looking for a smaller screen with the necessary features, this is the right fit.  While this model doesn’t provide iPod docks, fans, or detailed screen features, the console does provide enough information for a great ride. The console provides your RPMs in a number formats as well as estimated calories burned, distance, speed, time, and the option for heart rate if you purchase a separate monitor. The screen also has an LED-illuminating feature if you are riding in dim lighting and need to check in on your statistics.

Overall, this bike is a great option for riders looking for a simple, sleek, and efficient way to ride indoors. The quiet flywheel and comfortable seat make this bike a wonderful addition to any home gym.


  • Heavy-Duty flywheel design with adjustable resistance.
  • Durable 2.0mm oval steel tubing frame.
  • Toe Strap pedals provide stability while exercising.
  • Stylish LCD display with fitness tracking.
  • Frame supports users up to 300 lbs.
  • Reasonable warranty package.


  • No pre-defined workout programs
  • Very few extras (no iPod dock, cooling fan, etc.).
  • Not compatible with iFit Live.


The Sole SB700 exercise bike provides a realistic outdoor biking experience indoors. The built-in Kevlar breaking system and adjustable resistance levels further customize your ride. If you do not care much for extras like the iPod/mp3 dock, built-in speakers, cooling fan and iFit, the Sole SB700 will certainly get the job done. It’s not a fancy exorcize bike, but it works and works well.

Workout Programs

-Although the Sole SB700 does not come with any pre-defined workouts, this bike is still a good choice for endurance exercise.

-Tracking your time, speed and distance allows you the flexibility of fine-tuning your own routine, and it’s all displayed adequately on an LCD screen.

-The Sole SB700 is also not compatible with iFit, a major drawback for some exercise enthusiasts.

Exercise Bike Features

Besides a comfortable ride, one of the main attractions of the Sole SB700 trainer is the backlit blue LCD console. Not only can you track time, speed, and distance on the display, but the console is also compatible with wireless heart rate chest straps. This ensures you will always be in your targeted heart rate during your fitness routine.

Overall, the Sole SB700 rides comfortably, all powered by the 48 lb. flywheel. Users may adjust resistance for added difficulty and nearly all shapes and sizes are supported on the 2.0mm oval steel tubing frame (300 lbs. max user weight). The adjustable seat and handlebars move up and down as well as side to side, allowing users to find just the right settings for a comfortable workout.

Unfortunately, the Sole SB700 does not offer a number of standard features including a built-in cooling fan, iPod/mp3 compatibility, integrated speakers, etc.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Sole SB700 exercise bike warranty and guarantee includes:

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


The Sole SB700 exercise bike was built to make the most of your fitness workout whether you are an inside spinner or outdoor cyclist. Even though this bike does not have many bells and whistles, it does provide a comfortable and quiet ride at a reasonable price. If you like the design of this bike but would like more advanced features, compare the Sole SB700 to other Sole Fitness exercise bikes.


  • Jeffrey Ramsey February 11, 2019 at 2:49 pm from Boston
    just contacted Sole Fitness about the Q factors on their spin bikes, the SB700 and the SB900 and they were totally clueless as to what this meant. I mean they sell spin bikes and they have no idea what Q factor is, talked to sales, clueless, talked to the service department and you guessed it, clueless. With all the good reviews on their bikes, how can they not know what Q factor is?? Perhaps they should stick with treadmills! Totally disappointed in their supposed customer disservice line and will not be looking at the SOLE spin bikes any longer.
    • FitRated Editorial Team February 12, 2019 at 9:20 am
      Hi Jeffrey, Thanks for writing in, we're sorry about your experience with Sole and we hope that you don't disregard them as a fitness brand. As you said, they have many different types of equipment that could be considered 'better'. If you're interested and looking for a specific indoor cycle, might I suggest something from NordicTrack - either the s22i or the Echelon EX3?

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