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 has an LCD display and is also compatible with a wireless heart rate chest strap so you can remain within your optimal heart rate training zone.
Learn more in the detailed Sole SB700 review below.
|Resistance Type||48 lb Flywheel|
|Drive System||Kevlar Belt|
|Frame||2.0mm Oval Steel Tubing|
|Heart Rate||Wireless Chest Strap Compatibility|
|Display||3" x 4" Backlit LCD|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Dimensions||42" x 21" x 40"|
Weight: 141 lbs
Parts: 3 Years
Electronics: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)
The SOLE SB700 is a compact and comfortable bike ideal for cyclists looking for indoor training that mimics their road bike. New riders will enjoy the fast and easy setup as well as its 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 141lbs including a 48lb flywheel; it’s 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 smart-device 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 device dock, cooling fan, etc.)
- Not compatible with iFit/ live training sessions
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 don’t care much for extras like a smart-device dock, built-in speakers, cooling fan and live workout capability, the Sole SB700 will certainly get the job done. It’s not a fancy exercise bike, but it works and works well.
Although the Sole SB700 does not come with any preset workouts, it’s still a good choice for endurance exercise. The LCD screen allows you to track your time, speed and distance which gives you the flexibility to fine-tune your own routine.
That said, there won’t be an option to try interactive video workouts, as the Sole SB700 is not compatible with iFit or any other fitness streaming subscription. This could be a major drawback for some exercise enthusiasts, but it won’t affect those who are looking for a no-fuss, low-tech workout.
Exercise Bike Features
Besides a comfortable ride, one of the main attractions of the Sole SB700 trainer is the user-friendly backlit blue LCD console. Not only can you track time, speed, and distance on the display, but the console is also compatible with a wireless heart rate chest strap. If you choose to purchase one of these separately, it will help you to stay in your targeted heart rate zone 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 doesn’t offer a number of standard features including a built-in cooling fan, smart-device compatibility, integrated speakers, etc., so if you’re looking for a high-tech, interactive workout, it probably isn’t the bike for you.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Sole SB700 exercise bike has a respectable warranty and guarantee for its price class, and includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Electronics: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)
This is the same for the light commercial warranty. Sole also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on all of its machines, so you can return the bike for a refund in that time frame if you find out that it’s not for you.
The Sole SB700 exercise bike was built for inside spinners or outdoor cyclists, making it a versatile machine that’s ideal for someone looking for a no-fuss, low-tech bike workout on a budget. Even though it doesn’t have many bells and whistles, it does provide a comfortable and quiet ride at an affordable price.
If you like the design of this bike but would like some more advanced features or tech-focused extras, check out more Sole Fitness exercise bikes and see how the SB700 compares.