The cruising speed on ElliptiGO stand up bikes is about 15 miles per hour. On a flat road, a strong rider can comfortably reach 20 miles per hour and a really strong rider can exceed 25mph. Stand up bike riders have a higher drag coefficient (or more air resistance) than road bikers do. This increased drag helps elliptical bike riders get their workout done in less time than it takes cyclists. It is also good for keeping speeds down during descents, as elliptical bike riders will rarely break 30mph, even on a reasonably steep descent.