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Operating the ElliptiGO elliptical bike

FAQs

Operating ElliptiGO bikes

How easy is it to assemble the ElliptiGO?

Your ElliptiGO will arrive almost completely assembled. All you will have to put together is the steering column, front wheel and front brake assembly. For more on how to unpack your ElliptiGO, please see our Getting Started videos  or contact service at service@elliptigo.com or 888.796.8227.

How easy is it to ride?

We’ve found that very few people are unable to ride a stand up bike the first time they get on it. Like anything new and different, it may take a few minutes to get used to, but it’s easy to ride and very stable. Watch one of our many riding videos to learn more.

How easy is it to balance?

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

How long does it take to get comfortable on it?

Most people get comfortable on their ElliptiGO bike within 5 minutes of riding it and many within 30 seconds. Watch a video of customers talking about what it’s like to ride an elliptical bike.

Is it easy to ride in urban or high-traffic areas?

Riding a stand up bike in urban areas is no different to riding a bicycle. The advantage that ElliptiGO stand up bikes have over traditional bicycles is that you have an elevated line of sight, giving you better visibility, making it easier for pedestrians, drivers and other cyclists to see you.

How does the braking system work?

Much like the standard brakes on road and mountain bikes, the braking system on your ElliptiGO bike consists of hand levers that actuate rim brakes on the front and rear wheels.

How many speeds are there?

We offer three elliptical bike models. The 11R model has 11 speeds, the 8C and 8S models have eight speeds, and the 3C model has three speeds. You can change gears by using a trigger shifter located on the handlebars.

What type of footwear is recommended when riding the ElliptiGO?

Elliptical bikes can be ridden using almost any closed-toed shoe that does not have a high-heel. We recommend wearing running shoes because they are comfortable and tend to breathe well.

What are the height and weight limitations?

Maximum Rider Weights By Model:
SUB, Arc 3, Arc 8, Arc 24, 3C, 8C, 11R: 250 lbs. (113 kg)
MSUB: 300 lbs. (136 kg)

Suitable Height Range (All Models:) 4’11” to 6’8″ (1.5 m to 2.0 m)

What’s the best way to adjust it to fit me?

Probably the best way to adjust the bike is to have someone look at your riding posture. If you are too hunched over, raise the handlebars. If you are reaching too far forward, rotate the handlebars back. If the stride length is too long, shorten it. What you’ll find is that there is a wide range of potentially comfortable configurations for any one rider and finding the optimal riding configuration can be done pretty quickly.

Using the Kickstand

ElliptiGO 3C, 8C, 8S and 11R models are equipped with a very stable, double-leg kickstand. Although it may be tempting, it is important that you DO NOT stand on the bike while it is on the kickstand. The kickstand is not designed to support more than the weight of the bike. Standing on the bike with the kickstand down can damage both the frame and kickstand, thus voiding your warranty.

What kind of terrain is appropriate for an ElliptiGO stand up bicycle?

ElliptiGO stand up bikes are designed for and will give optimal performance on paved surfaces. As a rule, you can ride your stand up bike anywhere you would ride a road bike; this includes paved roads, bike trails or hard-pack dirt trails. ElliptiGO bikes are not designed for off-road or trick riding.

Can I use my ElliptiGO stand up bike indoors on a stationary trainer?

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.

How can an ElliptiGO bike be transported?

The 11R and 8S models come with a foldable steering column that reduces their height to 27″ (68.6 cm). The 8C and 3C models have a telescoping steering column that can be removed completely to reduce their height to 27″ for storage and transport. As a result, all ElliptiGO bikes can fit in the back of most SUVs and station wagons and many hatchbacks. In fact, because of the low height of the bikes, often two or even three of our models can be transported side by side in SUVs and station wagons. Stand up bikes will also fit on several commercially available racks and mounts, including:

“Gordo Trunk Rack” by Hollywood Racks – Holds 1 stand up bike.

“Sport Rider 2 Heavy Duty Hitch Rack” with ElliptiGO modifications by Hollywood Racks – Holds 2 stand up bikes or 1 stand up bike and 1 regular bike.

“BT-EGO Roof Rack” by Atoc – Holds 1 stand up bike per tray.

Do ElliptiGO bikes fit on standard bike racks?

Our bikes will fit on several standard roof, trunk and trailer hitch racks; however, they will not fit all of them. Here are some racks that have been tested and found to work well with ElliptiGO bikes:

“Gordo Trunk Rack” by Hollywood Racks – Holds 1 stand up bike.

“Sport Rider 2 Heavy Duty Hitch Rack” with ElliptiGO modifications by Hollywood Racks – Holds 2stand up bikes or 1 stand up bike and 1 regular bike.

“BT-EGO Roof Rack” by Atoc – Holds 1 stand up bike per tray.