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Elliptical Cycling

Learn How to Revolutionize Your Fitness

Where Fitness Meets Fun

ElliptiGO Elliptical Cycling
Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness.

What are the Benefits of Elliptical Cycling?

  • Low ImpactLow-Impact A smooth, elliptical motion provides a great workout that’s gentle on your knees, hips, ankles and back.
  • Fun To RideFun To RideThe speed, handling and motion feels like “running on air,” giving you a carefree exercise experience at any age.
  • OutsideOutsideMeant to ride outdoors on the same paths that you walk, jog, run or bike, but compatible with indoor stationary trainers (3C/8C/11R only), so you can train year round.
  • Great Full-Body WorkoutGreat Full-Body WorkoutThe stand-up position of elliptical bikes engages your core and upper body in addition to your legs.

Experience
A Test Ride

Discover the Fun, Comfort and Pure Exhilaration of Elliptical Cycling.

Who is it for?

With more than 15,000 bikes on the road, it’s safe to say ElliptiGO bike owners come from a variety of backgrounds. One thing we all have in common is our love for our ElliptiGO bikes and the benefits they bring to our lives. Those who make up our great community include:

Runners

Runners

Current, former and injured runners all use ElliptiGO elliptical bikes to experience the joy of running, but without the negative effects of impact. Athletes of all ages and abilities use elliptical cycling to stay healthy, avoid injuries and improve endurance.

Health Conscious

Health Conscious

Outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fanatics alike use elliptical cycling to get all the benefits of an elliptical workout, but without being stuck indoors. Whether it is to improve health, lose weight or increase fitness, ElliptiGO bikes can get the job done.

Cyclists

Cyclists

Both recreational and competitive cyclists benefit from the gentle joint angles and 33% higher caloric burn of ElliptiGO bikes, making them perfect for any rider looking for a more comfortable, time efficient or effective workout than a traditional bike provides.

How Does Elliptical Cycling Compare?

An elliptical bike is an excellent form of exercise, and it compares favorably to activities such as running, cycling and elliptical trainers. Let’s take a closer look at other forms of exercise.

vs Running
Running

Running Equivalent

A study at the University of California – San Diego EPARC center found ElliptiGO bikes elicited a similar HR and metabolic response, making it easy to translate running workouts using just time and intensity.

Run-Specific Fitness

A study from Ohio University found elliptical bikes to be the first form of cross-training capable of maintaining (and improving!) running-specific fitness on its own.

Proven Success

See case studies from runners of all abilities, including some of the world’s best, who incorporate ElliptiGO elliptical bikes into their routine to reach peak performance.

Free Training Programs Available

Receive a free, structured training program from top run coaches Greg McMillan, Jenny Hadfield or Darren Brown to train for your next race. Programs available for all abilities and distances from the 5k through the marathon.

vs Traditional Bikes
Traditional Bikes

More Comfortable Riding Position

The elongated elliptical path and fully supported foot platforms of ElliptiGO elliptical bikes provide a stable, more comfortable ride than standing up on a bike. The upright riding position also improves visibility with a level, elevated line of site.

Better Cardio Efficiency

The vertical, weight-bearing riding position helps to rev your cardiovascular system and build a more efficient blood-pumping “engine.”

Improved Muscle Activation

The unique architecture of elliptical bikes develop the muscles of your legs, glutes and core more effectively – and in a more balanced manner – than conventional bikes.

No Pain Points

The ergonomic, neutral position of riding an elliptical bike removes neck, back and seat pain that can stem from sitting hunched over on the saddle of a traditional bike.

vs Elliptical Trainer
Elliptical Trainer

Get Outside!

ElliptiGO elliptical bikes allow you to take the workout outside, where you can enjoy the same streets, routes and paths that you typically walk, jog, run or bike.

Great Core Workout

To maintain balance and adjust to ever-changing conditions (road, wind, other riders & vehicles, etc.), riding an ElliptiGO bike constantly works your core in ways a stationary machine can’t.

More Comfortable, Natural Stride

The patented elliptical motion and narrower stance of ElliptiGO bikes reduces stress on the feet, ankles andknees, while also more closely resembling the traditional walking, jogging and running motion.

Longer, More Adjustable Range of Motion

ElliptiGO bikes provide a variety of stride-length settings to match your range of motion needs and comfort level, while also providing a range of motion nearly a half-foot larger than the industry standard for elliptical-trainers.

  • After my hip replacement I didn't know what I was going to do for exercise, but I knew I’d never run again. With my ElliptiGO, I can get outside for a fun, pain-free workout. It has literally changed my life and I can't imagine being without it.”

    Jane LeGoreInjured Former Athlete

  • I've always been a proponent for including cross-training in any running regimen, and the ElliptiGO is the best cross-training device I've ever seen, bar none.”

    Dean KarnazesElite Ultramarathoner, Endurance Athlete, Public Speaker and Author

  • In my daily work with athletes, I have found the ElliptiGO to be an ideal part of my 'tool kit'. It provides core activation, minimal musculoskeletal stress and can elevate HR to training levels, all while being fun to use. It is a quality asset for any athlete.”

    Ralph ReiffAthletic Trainer

Frequently Asked Questions

ElliptiGO elliptical bikes require about the same amount of balance as traditional bicycles. Watch a video of customers talking about what it’s like to ride an elliptical bike.

Yes. The 3C, 8C, 8S and 11R models work with several different stationary bicycle trainers that can accommodate a 20” wheel size. We recommend the Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer and Kinetic Road Machine. Both of these trainers require a small wheel adapter for use with 20″ rear wheels. This is included when you purchase the trainer through our Store. You can find more details on each of these trainers in the Stationary Trainer section of our online store.

Indeed they can! Think about how a rider on a traditional bike climbs a big hill – he or she gets out of the saddle and stands up. Our bikes are made for that! The long drive arms, elongated pedaling path and wide gear range of ElliptiGO 8- and 11-speed models make them especially strong climbers. ElliptiGO cyclists have climbed such famed mountains as Alpe d’Huez (often featured in the Tour de France) and Pikes Peak. In what has become an annual tradition since, several each year complete the “California Death Ride,” which features 15,000 feet of climbing and was an important proving ground for the very first ElliptiGO bike.

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