Folding Deck Design – “Easy Assist”
Sole Fitness is proud to offer the best folding treadmill design on the market. Their design features a patented all gear rack & pinion system with the Safety Lock Deck design that locks the deck into place when the treadmill is in the upright position. Sole's new folding treadmills also come with our Easy Assist Folding Deck Design, this unique feature allows you to release the deck, step back and the deck will unfold itself effortlessly while you watch. The Easy Assist Folding deck design unique to Sole makes unfolding your treadmill all too easy.
Double Horseshoe Folding Frame
The double horseshoe frame design came about as a result of needing a very stable frame for hotels. Hilton needed a 215 lb. treadmill to be as mobile as a room service cart, while still putting a marathoner to the test. The result is a folding frame that is more stable than most non-folding frames. It also allows the user to move the treadmill with ease. With the deck in the upright and locked position these treadmills are as mobile and stable as a moving dolly.
Sole is proud to offer integrated message boards on most of their treadmills. The Sole Message Board is an alphanumeric text center that sends scrolling messages to the user in an effort to guide them through all of the details of every workout. Ever wonder how to set up the user profile workout, just push the user profile button the message board will walk you though the rest. Think of the message board as having someone standing next to you reading from the owner’s manual on what to do next in just about every function of the treadmill. After years of seeing people get frustrated in the gym and at home we came up with a better way to help you use the full capabilities of our treadmills, and we made is very user friendly. The message board will also recap your entire workout after you are finished, so you can see your progress.
High Torque Motors with Flywheels
All Sole treadmills feature the heaviest duty chassis and motors in their class. Beginning with powder coated all-steel welded frames and heavy duty stable inclines, we add industrial quality motors with large diameter, all-steel zinc coated balanced flywheels for a vibration-free secure running/walking surface. Why do we add a flywheel to our motors? Flywheels cause the motor to run cooler with less amp draw and extend the life off the motor. They also allow us to offer a start speed of .1mph or 1/10 of 1mph. that is super slow and allows very easy and smooth starts. All of this can be done while standing on the belt. How many other treadmill companies offer such low start motors with flywheels for extended life all with a great warranty at this price. None!
When Sole chose our rollers for our treadmill line we went with only the best and outfitted all of our treadmill with the same high-end rollers that most people only offer on $5000 treadmills. Sole uses 2.75” rollers with a sealed bearing design and copper ground wires for each roller to reduce static. Larger rollers make for a larger contact surface against the belt and longer roller and belt life. This makes for smooth, quiet, static free motion that will stand the test of time.
Sole uses double woven 2-ply belts with four layers on almost all of our treadmills. Two rubber layers over a middle PVC layer with a nylon backing that rolls over the deck and rollers. The rubber provides the durability, the PVC stops the belt from over-stretching and the nylon provides a smooth static free surface to glide over the deck and rollers.
Bullet proof frames
All Sole treadmills feature epoxy powder coated paint, baked to appliance finish durability. This finish protects the all-steel construction, along with welded steel, not bolted, Sole's frames are indestructible thus the lifetime warranty.
In Room Fitness
Sole pioneered the concept of In Room Fitness by placing high end treadmills in individual guest rooms at some of the best Hotels in the world. The Sole F80 is available in Hilton Hotels, Omni Hotels and Kimpton Group hotels in hundreds of locations throughout the US. This has created huge awareness of our brand and made Sole Treadmills synonymous with the most widely recognized hotels chains. We get calls all the time from people who say …”I am at the Hilton, and I am on your treadmill, tell me more”…. This has been a great success for Sole Fitness, and their hotel partners.
What makes the Whisper deck so special, that Sole would offer a Lifetime Warranty on all their Whisper Decks? Quite simply, they went the extra mile and built a deck that is superior to any other on the market. Most treadmill decks have a Phenolic coating to make them smooth, quiet and durable. Whisper decks have this same type of technology in the design but through Sole's propriety engineering they made them quieter, smoother and so durable that they offer a Lifetime Warranty on all Whisper Decks. No need to flip Sole Treadmill decks. If you wear them out, Sole will replace them for free.