One of the major problems with running is that although it can be a great way to burn calories, take inches off your waistline and improve your fitness in general, it’s not particularly good for your muscles and joints. It is considered a medium to high impact form of exercise, which is why you may want to look for an alternative.
However, while you may be tempted to attend the gym, this does not suit everyone, especially if you are looking to get out and about in the fresh air. It is great then that ElliptiGO, have provided a solution that combines the best of both worlds – outdoor running and elliptical trainers you’d find in the gym or on the at home fitness equipment market. We are talking about the outdoor elliptical bike they manufacture and the 11r is one of the most advanced and the subject of this review.
When you are looking at different exercise equipment you are interested in, the best way to determine which is the best model for you, especially if you are looking at a range of products that are very similar, is to look at the features. ElliptiGO know how important features are which is why their most advanced models of elliptical bikes, like the 11r are full of great features to entice you.
As the first company to release an elliptical bike on the market, it’s not really a surprise how much of a dominant force they are in that corner of the marketplace. The 11r secures that dominance with many additional features not seen on earlier models. Features like the foldable steering column for easier transport and storage, a wider range of gear speeds and premium-grade materials such as the carbon-fiber drive arms that help to counter the vibrations generated by the road and reduce the overall weight.
11 Speed Gear System – Widest Range Yet
Given that ElliptiGO have always tried to ensure that their elliptical bikes can handle all terrains with relative success, it’s unsurprising if you have been looking at the progressive nature of their designs that they would increase the gear range. With the 11r, this range has widened to 11 and better enables you to work out while tackling those downward descents and flat straights with great speed, while at the same time offering better traction and control when travelling up steep inclines.
The extra speeds do make a difference and it just increases the level of freedom you have as a result of using this outdoor elliptical trainer.
Foldable Steering Column For Easier Transportation and Storage
Whenever you buy something new, especially something that you may not want to have set up the whole time, even when it’s not being used, you will be interested in how you may be able to transport and store it. ElliptiGO have taken this on board with the design for the 11r. If you are looking at the dimensions and worried about where it might fit in your home or even garage, don’t be.
It comes with a foldable steering column, which means you can storage and transport this elliptical bike much easier than previous models.
Premium-Grade Materials for a Longer Lifespan and More Comfortable Ride
Another thing that ElliptiGO clearly looked closely at when designing the 11r elliptical bike was the materials used to build it. This model benefits from carbon-fiber drive arms that lighten the load significantly, while also helping to counter and dull the vibrations that are generated from rolling over the open road. So, as well as ensuring you get a longer lifespan from this model, the company and its choice of materials have also ensured it will always be a comfortable ride.
- Road vibration-dampening materials
- Lightweight construction
- Foldable steering column for easier transport and storage
- Wider range of gear speeds than other models
- Still very expensive. Be prepared to leave some money for this trainer
Due to safety being the main priority of the ElliptiGO Brand, they don’t advise to use it if you are over 250 lbs
2.4″ – 5.8″
As ever, it really depends on what you are looking to get from an exercise machine whether the ElliptiGO 11r elliptical bike is really for you or not. If you have a generous budget to spend and were looking for a new road bike that perhaps offered a deeper and engaging experience, then we would suggest this model. However, if you have a tighter budget and don’t necessarily need some of the extras, it may be worth looking at earlier models with lower price tags.
Specification: ElliptiGO 11R Long Stride Outdoor Elliptical Bike and Best Hybrid Indoor Exercise Trainer