Elliptical trainers are great, but they can’t get you out and about in the world like a normal bike…or can they? While a traditional elliptical trainer is stationary, ElliptiGO have come up with a way of combining the best of both worlds. Their elliptical bikes offer an elliptical-style workout on a traditional non-stationary bike. The idea is that you can get out and about into the world, while still benefitting from an intense workout.
No more sweating in the gym, office or in the front room of your home. ElliptiGO are pioneers though and they weren’t content with pushing the envelope as far as they did with their original elliptical bikes. They went one step further and made them seatless, to provide you with a workout that engaged even more muscles at once. Their stand-up elliptical bikes come in a variety of different styles and the one we are going to look at in the following review is probably their most exciting yet – the ElliptiGO MSub.
To understand what makes each of the very similar-looking and sounding ElliptiGO bikes different from one another, you need to look at the features. This should always be a key consideration when looking at products anyway but comparing and contrasting what each model will show you how they are different.
For instance, it may offer up more of an idea what the MSub is designed for when you realize that the M refers to mountain. That’s right, this is their off-road style elliptical bike. Unlike the RSub which is designed primarily with main roads and conventional routes in mind, the MSub has been designed to help you get a little wild. Let’s look at some of the key features in more detail.
10-Speed Gears for All Kinds of Ascents and Descents
One thing any good mountain bike should have is a reliable and effective set of gears. With the MSub you get a generous and versatile 10-speed gear system. This means that whatever the outside world throws at you – whether it’s those uphill battles over dusty dirt tracks or down a grassy hill, the ElliptiGO MSub will not let you down.
Reliable, Adjustable and Robust Front Suspension
Along with a good set of gears, another feature all good mountain bikes need to ensure you have the safest and most enjoyable ride you possibly can is high-performance suspension. With the ElliptiGO MSub, that’s exactly what you get in the form of the front suspension fork. This, along with the tires with their firm grip and the gears, can help you tackle whatever terrain you come across.
Adjustable Steering Column and Oversized Pedals
Comfort is always something you should consider when investing in exercise equipment. Yes, you want to push yourself and really feel like you are working out, but you want to do it safely. That is why we wanted to highlight that as always with ElliptiGO products you get the benefit of an adjustable steering column. This means there will never be a problem using the MSub, regardless of whether you are short or tall.
Additionally, as this is a stand-up model, the oversized pedals a great help for ensuring that the experience you have using this bike is safe at all times, but also comfortable. They also provide the necessary grip underfoot that you need when on rocky ground.
- Steering column can be adjusted to suit different heights
- Disc brakes and front suspension for extra safety and control
- 10-speed gear system enables you to tackle all descents and ascents
- Like other stand-up elliptical bikes, it can be hard to get used to
62 x 10 x 33 inches and weighs 47 pounds
The elliptical comes partially assembled. You won’t need any special tools to assemble it, and you also have support videos from ElliptiGO to help you with the assembly process.
11.8” (30 cm)
Do you find yourself wanting to explore the back-country routes and grueling dirt tracks? Do you just want the freedom to know you are going to be safe whatever terrain, whatever ascent, whatever descent you face? You may find the ElliptiGO MSub is just what you need. It is not the cheapest and it can take a lot of getting used to, as there is no saddle to rest on. However, you will be rewarded with a fast-paced and whole body workout that will help you to be fitter, stronger and in better health.
Specification: ElliptiGO MSUB All Terrain Outdoor Stand Up Bike and Best Hybrid Indoor Exercise Trainer