Cool Tech: World’s first elliptical bicycle hits market (Video)

    In addition to using it outdoors as a bike, you can also mount it indoors and use it as a stationary elliptical, just as you might find at your local gym.

    ElliptiGO: Intensive cross-training on flat terrain
    ElliptiGO: Intensive cross-training on flat terrain

    Whistle why you work! ElliptiGO have announced a bike that combines the motion of an indoor elliptical trainer with the functionality of a bicycle. In their words: “the goal is to deliver a high-performance workout experience that closely mimics running outdoors while eliminating the impact.”

    Three different models are available (black, green, orange), designed for a variety of terrain and fitness levels. Each provides from 3 to 11 gears of resistance to enable the rider to generate speeds up to 25mph on flat land and climb hills up to a 30% grade.

    We’re told pricing runs from$1,799 to $3,499 and the bikes are available at over 300 retailers.

    In addition to using it outdoors as a bike, you can also mount it indoors and use it as a stationary elliptical, just as you might find at your local gym. Each model features a removable or folding steering column and a removable front wheel for easy storage and transport.

    One key point repeated in ElliptiGO’s pitch is “impact free.” Could this be a knee-friendly alternative to running, or it is just a brightly colored gimmick?

    WATCH: World’s first elliptical bicycle

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    • Smart Physicalworkout

      The elliptical trainer will give a complete body workout. It does this by exercising more parts of the body at one time than almost any other workout machine and it does this all without placing stress on joints, especially those in your legs and hips. The exercise can be very aerobic, much like the exercise you would get doing cross country skiing up a continuous incline. Think stair climber and you’ll get the idea. An elliptical machine is less stressful on your knees, hips and back, and much easier on the joints, and even though the elliptical trainer and the treadmill require the same amount of effort, the manner in which the machines have been constructed gives the elliptical machine an edge. By means of the handlebars, you will feel less stressed, and may even be able to do your workouts longer without feeling excess strain on your knees and hips.

    • Smart Physicalworkout

      The elliptical trainer will give a complete body workout. It does this by exercising more parts of the body at one time than almost any other workout machine and it does this all without placing stress on joints, especially those in your legs and hips. The exercise can be very aerobic, much like the exercise you would get doing cross country skiing up a continuous incline. Think stair climber and you’ll get the idea. An elliptical machine is less stressful on your knees, hips and back, and much easier on the joints, and even though the elliptical trainer and the treadmill require the same amount of effort, the manner in which the machines have been constructed gives the elliptical machine an edge. By means of the handlebars, you will feel less stressed, and may even be able to do your workouts longer without feeling excess strain on your knees and hips.