One elliptical trainer that has really push the boundaries in the at home fitness equipment market is the line of outdoor machines designed and manufactured by the immensely popular and highly regarded ElliptiGO. These are like no other elliptical trainers out there as they are not stationary and can be taken just about anywhere, within reason.
If you have been looking for something that offers the muscle engagement of an elliptical trainer while benefiting from the freedom to travel that having a traditional bike offers, then you need to give this company and the 8C model some serious consideration. To understand why, let’s look at this piece of equipment in greater detail.
It all starts with the features. When you are looking at exercise equipment, whether it’s stationary or outdoor machines, you need to look at the features they offer and how they benefit you. Considering the company has been in operation since 2005 and released the first of its kind outdoor elliptical bike in 2010, ElliptiGO are the company to turn to when you need something that will deliver the full-body workout you are looking for out and about.
A more advanced model, the 8C is one of the most popular of the ElliptiGO range of elliptical bikes. Sone of its key features include the adjustable stride length and height, the oversized foot platform pedals that offer versatile foot placement options to provide you with greater comfort and balanced workouts and it even has an adjustable starring column so that you can finetune the bike to suit your own body’s needs. All of this is great, but perhaps the most stunning addition to the original that this machine offers is the 8-speed gears that make it easier to tackle various terrains with relative ease.
Run on Air While Rolling Along
The key thing that attracts most people to ElliptiGO elliptical bikes in the first place is the chance to get the same kind of workout, and even better actually in most cases, they can from running, without the potential of damaging their muscles or joints due to impact. Thanks to the elliptical pedal motion, you get the same low impact experience you would on a static machine, out and about. So, it really is the best of both worlds.
As ElliptiGO realize not everyone has the same body frame or height, they have ensured that their elliptical bikes are fully adjustable. That is the case when it comes to the 8C model. As well as being able to adjust the stride length and height, you can also adjust the steering column so that you only strain the muscles you are working out and can have a comfortable, matched to your body shape and size, experience.
Increased Muscle Engagement and Comfort
The 8C has larger foot platforms for a few reasons. As well as providing additional comfort and ensuring your feet stay in place throughout each workout when you take to the road, they also help to offer you a versatile range of placement options to choose from. This means that as well as increasing the comfort of your ride, this feature also helps to increase the muscle engagement you experience and to the degree which you experience it.
8-Speed Gear System Helps You Handle Most Terrains and Inclines With Relative Ease
Another feature you won’t find on the earlier models from ElliptiGO is the 8-speed gear system. This helps you to tackle most terrains and inclines with relative ease. Whether you are looking to speed along those flat roads and pathways or have a steep hill to ascend, the ElliptiGO 8C has been designed to deal with it all.
- 8-speed gear system to give you greater control over different terrains and inclines
- Adjustable stride options and steering column to help you have a comfortable workout experience
- Larger foot platforms for increased muscle engagement and comfort
- Very expensive
height range for the 8C is 4’11” to 6’ 8”
The ElliptiGO 8C should fit any type of car, but is best for SUV or minivan type of vehicles. The ElliptiGO site also has rack options that you could consider, like that include a hitch rack, trunk rack and roof rack option. If you want to get in touch with ElliptiGO, just send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call their customer service number: 888-796-8227
We really like the idea of elliptical bikes. They are a fun and exhilarating way to combine a gym exercise machine workout with a cycling session. However, this model, like others from ElliptiGO, is a hefty investment. If you already have an outdoor bike, we would perhaps suggest that you stick to that. However, if you don’t and are looking to purchase an exercise machine, then it might be best to consider the 8C as it offers the best of both worlds.
Specification: ElliptiGO 8C – 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
Most popular model delivers the perfect blend of cost vs. performance; Used by everyone from Olympic athletes to recreational riders;
42 lbs (19.1 kg)
Shimano 8-speed internally-geared hub
Climb steep hills up to 20-30% 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: $2,699.00 (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.