From the depths of the Christmas-decorated DOJO comes the Treadmill Sensei once more.
Along with the Sole F85 its folding counterpart, the Sole S77 treadmill is a winner of the Ichi-Ban award for the best treadmill under $2000. Truthfully, I’d rank the Sole S77 a bit higher even than the Sole F85 for one very specific reason — the Treadmill Sensei likes to save cash where ever he can. With the exact same specs as the Sole F85, the Sole S77 treadmill has a slight edge when it comes to stability and sturdiness. The F85 treadmills are solid but the non-folding S77 is rock solid and won’t suffer from any of the jitters or shakiness of lesser treadmills.
The Sole S77 comes with the same huge 3.5 horsepower motor as the F85. This unit is what you’ll find when you go to a Hilton Hotel workout room and it’s for a very specific reason: the treadmills are whisper quiet, strudy and about as maintenance free as you’ll see in any treadmill.
Try a Sole S77 treadmill out and you’ll very quickly see why it is one of the best units on the market today. For being just shy of perfect, the Treadmill Sensei gives the Sole S77 Treadmill 4.5 out of 5 Golden Buddahs.
The S77 Treadmill by Sole gets 4.5 gold buddahs out of 5.
Sole S77 Treadmill Specifications
Horsepower: 3.5 HP
Max Weight Capacity: 375 pounds
Max Speed: 12 MPH
Max Incline: 15%
Heart Rate Monitor: Pulse grip and wireless chest strap
Heart Rate Control: Yes
Special Features: Cooling fans, speed and elevation control on handles
Weight: 352 lbs.
Roller Size: 2.7″
Deck Thickness: 1″