The Sole SB800 - An Upright and Elliptical in One

The SB800 was introduced for the 2017 model year, a brand new exercise bike that combines an upright and an elliptical to give you a full body workout.  It adds another dimension for those who want to get more out of their cycling routine.

The Bike

The Sole SB800 is all black with red accents, with a 25" steel resistance fan and a 5" x 7" bright LCD display showing your relevant workout stats.

Let's take a look at some of the important specs...

Sole SB800 Bike
  • 12 Built-in programs
  • Air Resistance (Self powered)
  • Full adjustable seat
  • Standard 9/16" thread pedals
  • MP3 plug-in + Speakers
  • Wireless heart rate monitoring
  • User capacity: 300 lbs
  • Fans, transport wheels, water bottle holder
  • Dimensions/Weight: 50"L x 26"W x 52"H / 172 lbs
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame, 1 yrs parts & electronics, 1 yr labor

Check out the new SB800 on Sale Now at the Sole Fitness Store!

The Buzz

The Sole SB800 was first available for sale in the latter part of 2016 as a 2017 model.  It's the newest exercise bike in their lineup, designed to give cyclers a full body workout incorporating the arms, unlike most exercise bikes.

It is very similar to the Schwinn Airdyne Bike, with its movable arms that control the resistance produced by the fan.  The faster you pull, the higher the resistance, and vice versa.

Yet the Sole version is  much sturdier, at 172 lbs. vs 112 pounds or so on the Airdyne bikes.  That's a big difference.  You also get a lifetime frame warranty on the Sole vs. 15 years on the Schwinn.

So if you are interested in a fan bike you are probably better off with the Sole SB800...if those weren't enough reasons, it's also a few hundred dollars cheaper at $899 on sale.

Some of the other features: You get 12 workout programs, transport wheels, a nice bright display, wireless heart rate monitoring (chest strap not included), adjustable seat, heavy duty frame and large pedals.

Reviews have been very positive thus far, especially when comparing it to the competition, so it's sure to be a good seller for the company.

Our Take on the Sole SB800

If you're looking for an elliptical/upright hybrid with a lot of features and a reasonable price tag, the SB800 is a solid choice.  It is much sturdier than the Schwinn Airdyne models, so if you are looking for a full body workout while on your bike it is a good option for you.  And you can't beat the price for what you are getting.

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