ElliptiGO for Runners
Whether you are looking to get faster, extend your running life or experience the joy of running without the associated impact, an ElliptiGO bike helps you achieve your goals. Our elliptical bikes are specifically designed to emulate running, so it’s not surprising that they are the preferred cross-training tool for hundreds of elite runners and the go-to solution for thousands of former and injured runners who want the benefits of running without the impact.
Runners: Get Fit, Get Fast and Avoid Injuries with the ElliptiGO Bike:
- The best cross-training tool for runners
- The cardiovascular benefits of running without the impact
- Reduces risk of common injuries
- Extends your running life
“Because of the ElliptiGO, I’ve experienced that euphoria after not being able to run for 5 months, being able to get back out on the trail and feel the wind in my hair.”
“I picked up my first ElliptiGO to help stay fit while I recovered from my stress fracture foot injury. I found that the ElliptiGO didn’t cause my foot any grief, and I could ride 2-3hrs without feeling beat up the next day”
“The ElliptiGO was even more fun than I expected. It seemed to melt the years away and made me feel like a runner again. I was really able to get my heart rate up with no lower leg issues.”
“My fight is against time. At 73, I still don’t feel old yet and I love doing things like the ElliptiGO! I’ve always loved a challenge, and I love to push myself, and having something like this is exciting!”
“I feel that overall fitness actually increases when doing a majority of aerobic work on the ElliptiGO. I find that I can push myself harder and maintain a higher heart rate for a longer period of time than I can by running or any other form of cross training.”
Steve Spence Olympian and College Track & Field Coach, Shippensburg University
“We have the ability to implement exercise which replicates the body's normal running motion perfectly minus the impact. A device which allows runners to improve their running fitness even while not running.”
Coach Pete Rea Professional Running Coach, ZAP Endurance
“ElliptiGO training can be done almost anywhere. It is the most enjoyable cross training our athletes do. We often replicate the exact workout someone is doing on the ElliptiGO, simply by converting the interval distance to time.”
Coach Joe Compagni College Track & Field Coach, Monmouth University
“We have injury-prone athletes that just can’t run the mileage it takes to compete at a national level. With the ElliptiGO, we can have them run a safe mileage, and then supplement those miles with extra workouts on the GO”
Coach Doug Soles High School Track & Field Coach, Great Oak High School
University of California research showed riding an ElliptiGO burns 33% more calories than riding a traditional bike at the same speed
Study participants burned more than 1000 calories per hour riding ElliptiGO bikes
Thousands of current and former runners ride ElliptiGO bikes to stay healthy, improve endurance and avoid injuries. We created this brochure to help communicate ElliptiGO’s traction in the running community.
Does it really feel like running?
The company was started because one of the Co-Founders could no longer run for fitness at the age of 33 because of knee and hip issues. He wanted to run again, but without the impact. Traditional cycling didn’t get him the same workout experience or feeling of running and he hated being stuck in the gym on an elliptical machine. This is how ElliptiGO was born. Many of our customer describe the experience as like “running on air,” especially on our elliptical bikes. And we’ve heard countless stories of customers getting the “runner’s high” while riding their ElliptiGO bike. Hundreds of elite runners, 300+ university and high school programs and thousands of current and former runners have turned to ElliptiGO because it is the closest experience to running, but without the impact.
Which model is best for runners?
For those looking to most closely emulate the running experience, we highly recommend you consider one of our elliptical bikes, the ElliptiGO 3C, 8C or 11R which have a long-stride length and muscle activation closest to running. That said, if the elliptical bikes exceed your budget, our stand-up bikes are a great alternative and a better option compared to a traditional bicycle. To help determine which model is best for you, we encourage you to take our bike finder quiz.
How fast can you go?
Strong ElliptiGO riders can hit over 20mph but it’s very challenging to maintain that speed because you are not very aerodynamic when riding standing up. Most riders ride somewhere between 12-16mph on their rides, which is much faster than they can run. The surprising benefit is that runners who ride their ElliptiGO bikes get to travel further distances and see more when riding.
Can elliptical bikes and stand up bikes climb hills?
Climbing is one of the best things that elliptical bikes and stand up bikes do. Most of our bikes have at least eight gears, and because you are standing the entire time, you are always in a great climbing position. We think the best proof of how good ElliptiGO bikes climb is the fact that every major cycling climb in the world has now been completed by an ElliptiGO rider. Here are some of their stories.
How easy is it to balance on an elliptical or stand up bike?
Balancing on an ElliptiGO bike is very similar to balancing on a regular bike while standing up on the pedals. As long as you have the skills to ride a bike while standing on the pedals, you should be able to ride an ElliptiGO. Here’s a video of beginners riding the ElliptiGO so you can see what their experience was like https://youtu.be/5ZH1277W7ls
Our two product families provide different riding experiences:
Elliptical bikes have a gentle long-stride motion that feels like running on air.
Stand up bikes have a circular pedaling motion and offer a more comfortable and superior workout compared to a traditional bike.
Both deliver a low-impact, full-body workout that burns 33% more calories than a traditional bike. Which family is best for you depends on how much you’ll benefit from the elliptical pedaling motion.