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Survival of the Fit Test: The ElliptiGo

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Does the world's first elliptical bike give you a good workout? We test it out for you.

The product: ElliptiGo 8S ($2,199, elliptigo.com)

The claim: The world's first elliptical bike mimics running outdoors without the impact on your body.

The tester: Editor Wendy Rodewald

The bottom line: "It looks like a bike, minus one key feature: the seat. Once I learned how to get on and off without tipping over, I zoomed around Central Park's tree-lined paths -- a refreshing change from my usual gym workout. But riding the seatless two-wheeler, which feels like a cross between cycling and running, was no walk in the park: I worked up a sweat as quickly as I do on a stationary elliptical. The machine's eight speeds helped me navigate hills and straightaways, and the handbrakes let me slow down for traffic -- that is, when I wasn't stopped by everyone wanting to check out my ride. 'Is that an elliptical bike?' they'd ask. 'That's so cool!' After a superfun morning pushing its pedals and, yes, feeling sore the day after, I'd have to agree."

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2010.

 

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ashwall7777777 wrote:

i could imagine getting funny looks with this thing but it legitimately looks fun. costs a lot. you can rent one if there is a store near you and test "ride" one :)

3/16/2011 01:19:34 PM Report Abuse
TCLAH918 wrote:

looks like fun, but waaaaay to expensive

10/22/2010 11:25:54 AM Report Abuse
tammylorenz65 wrote:

I haven't seen one up close so I don't know how they would justify that price, unless it is just the new-ness like all other products. I want one!!

10/18/2010 11:11:38 AM Report Abuse
fitnesscenter31 wrote:

I agree with the price. If the price dropped I would consider it.

10/18/2010 09:31:23 AM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

Waaaay too expensive! Too bad. Looks lovely!

10/17/2010 01:19:54 AM Report Abuse

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