Are you keen to get out more and push yourself more? Perhaps you enjoy cycling but want to benefit from a more intense session and want something a little different than just the average cycling experience. If any of the above describes you, it may be time to look to the ElliptiGO 3C bike as an option.
Why do we say that? You will notice from the promotional shots for the ElliptiGO 3C that ElliptiGO equipment is a little different from the average elliptical trainers. They are outside and moving! That’s right, if you want the experience of an elliptical trainer but out and about, then look no further than the ElliptiGO range of trainers. Let’s take a deeper look.
ElliptiGO was originally established in 2005 with one main goal in mind – to develop the best outdoor exercise system they could. At the time, the founders were not motivated by money or success, they were doing it because one of them was unable to run as they had normally done in the past to workout. Which is why in 2010, they introduced to the world the first elliptical bike.
In a short amount of time, ElliptiGO has really dominated this section of the marketplace with each subsequent release. Three key reasons why you may want to consider an outdoor elliptical bike as opposed to a static trainer include the comfortable and low impact pedal action, the full-body workout and leg muscle activation that comes from the long stride it offers and the fact you go just about anywhere with it, regardless of the terrain. Let’s expand on these features a little.
Running Without the Impact
Running, as we all know (hopefully) is not always the best form of exercise, thanks to the great amount of impact and pressure it places on various muscles and joints in your legs. Therefore, even if you enjoy running and are great at it, you could still be setting yourself up for muscular and joint issues sooner or later.
With ElliptiGO and models like the 3C elliptical bike, you get the benefit of the running motion, without causing any of the damage, thanks to the long elliptical path and adjustable stride length. We also want to point out that all aspects of your stride can be adjusted with the 3C, even the stride height.
Greater and More Balanced Whole-Body Workout
Because it is essentially an elliptical trainer you can take out and about with you, the long stride movement and vertical position you need to be in to use it ensures that not just your legs but your whole body gets the workout it needs. What’s more, thanks to the way it has been designed your leg muscles get a truly balanced level of engagement.
Virtually No Boundaries
There are virtually no limits when it comes to where you can take your ElliptiGO 3C. Although we would suggest you take it easy if it will be your first time using this kind of equipment, it has been built to tackle most terrains. Whether you are riding along on smooth and well-maintained roads and pathways that are flat, or dealing with bumpier slopes, twists, turns and hills.
- Full body workout with balance muscle activation in your lower body thanks to the stride length
- Adjustable stride height and length allows you to fine tune the settings for your own needs
- Great way to exercise out and about that is less dangerous for your feet and leg muscles
- Built to handle various terrains
- Not the cheapest piece of equipment in the market
It shouldn’t take you too long to get it fully assembled. The user manual is quite comprehensive. Just read the manual thoroughly and follow all the steps.
In conclusion, if you are looking for something different from the norm and don’t like the idea of being cooped up in a stuffy office or at home and want the elliptical experience on the open road, this is for you. It is easier on your muscles and joints than running, while still giving you a similar experience. Having the freedom to go anywhere means you can use it in place of a traditional bike to work out harder in less amount of time. The biggest drawback we can see is that it is rather expensive. However, as the company are market leaders in this area, we would suggest that the price tag is worthy of the machinery you get.
Specification: ElliptiGO 3C – The World’s First Outdoor Elliptical Bike and Your Best Indoor Elliptical Trainer
$2000 – $3000
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
Wheelbase: 54" (137cm); Total Length: 75" (190.5 cm)
5 years from the date of purchase on the frame; 2 years on the fork, drive arms, crank arms and steering column; and 1 year on all other components, paint and decals
Fun to ride: Gives the feeling of “Running on air” from the long, smooth elliptical stride Great workout: Burns 33% more calories than a bike; Gives a better workout in less time
Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub
Climb mild hills of up to 5% grade
|Sprinting Speed (flat terrain)|
23+ mph (37+ kph)
|Indoor / outdoor flexibility|
Gets you outside or easily sets up on a trainer inside (stationary trainer sold separately)
Amazon.com Price: $2,199.00 (as of 05/04/2020 23:26 PST- Details) Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.