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