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The Outdoor Elliptical Bike – BicycleDesk

The New Bike Concept: Run, Don’t Ride

Here’s a novel idea: Instead of riding a bike, why not run on your bike? Instead of sitting on your bike, why not use a stand-up version?

The outdoor-capable elliptical bike is a relatively new kind of exercise wonder that is like riding a bicycle, but in place of sitting and pedaling away to propel yourself into motion, you’re upright and use a soft running motion to move forward instead.

Think of it as a running bike, instead of the regular one your ride. It’s so much fun to use, you’ll hardly realize how much exercise you’re also getting.

And in this article, I’ll show you just how it helps you achieve all that, how it works, and why.

It’ll be among the most fun you’ll experience while breaking a sweat. But first, some perspective.

The “I Want to Exercise But It’s Too Tiring and Boring” Syndrome

While culture and people at large make you feel guilty for wanting to get gains for things you didn’t really work very hard for (like the seemingly conflicting notion of exercising without getting very tired– which seems to defeat the purpose– or getting rich while not working too hard), it’s also worth looking into better tools, techniques and methods that get you from point A to point Z in fewer steps than is normally done or known.

After all, that use of tools, intellect and technology are a constant competitive advantage that history and life have shown to advance progress, whatever your definition may be: to win a war, to get ahead, to get rich, or to stay healthy.

Now, we’re all for self-improvement, but while get-fit-quick schemes are a dime a dozen, most don’t work and are forever in the same moral dustbin as get-rich-quick scams.

But sometimes, the clouds part and the aliens descend and something comes along that actually works to your great surprise.

This is one of those times.

  ElliptiGO 3C ElliptiGO 8C ElliptiGO 11R ElliptiGO Arc
elliptigo 3c - comparison table elliptigo 8c - comparison table elliptigo 11r - comparison table elliptigo arc - comparison table
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Type Long stride Long stride Long stride Short stride
Gears 3-Speed Internal Hub 8-Speed Internal Hub 11-Speed Internal Hub 8-Speed Derailleur System
Indoor or Outdoor? Both Both Both Outdoor
Colors black, green black, green, red black black, green
Foldable Steering Columns? No No Yes No
Weight 42 lbs (19.1 kg) 44 lbs (20 kg) 39.4 lbs (17.9 kg) 37 lbs (16.8 kg)
Gear Range 177% 306% 409% 309%
Price Range 4.5/5 4.5/5 4/5 4.5/5
Our Rating star rating 4 out of 5 star rating 5 out of 5 star rating 5 out of 5 star rating 4 out of 5
Bottom Line The lowest priced of the long-stride range, the 3C has much less features than an avid outdoor elliptical biker may want when compared to other models in the line, especially having only 3 speeds/gears. But it gets the job done, does what you’d expect, and provides the benefits you want. Limited only by the finer features some may