A revolution in cross-training?
I've just seen an article in the July issue of RW about the ElliptiGo... It's kinda like an elliptical trainer with wheels... I was wondering if anyone has actually given one of these a go and, if so, is it something you'd recommend. I can't really see it going mainstream... It looks more like a novelty item, like that Segway thing, to me.
I've been riding one for around 2months and can't get enough. I'd recommend you test one out before you think about purchasing
CN -- Dare I ask where you've been riding it around? And is it just a cross-trainer with wheels or is there more to it than that? Have you purchased or do you hire? Thanks.
I've been commuting to work in London which is a 26mile round trip, i've also done the London to Brighton bike ride. I've purchased mine although you can get a 8C if you hire, this is slightly different to the 8S which has carbon arms.
I've been using as i've had a sore achilles, whilst on the GO I can't feel a thing. I'd say its definately more than just a cross trainer it also strengthens your core which I didn't really expect. I'd say the only downside is obviously the price and people will stare and want to chat which I don't mind
There was a guy round here who completed the Chiltern 100 on one ... fair play to him !
I'd like to see someone complete the Tour de France on one... Now that would be impressive! Actually CN I'm quite impressed that you're doing 26 miles around London on it. I think it seems quite expensive for what it is and looks like it could be a bit of a fad; however, it would be interesting to give it ago so I might look into the hire option.
Someone has done Landsend to John OG on one and there is a lady who has just rode 3000miles across europe http://www.squashfalconer.com/elliptigo.shtml
Some of the best ultra runners in the UK are ardent believers.
It seems to be an effective tool for allowing people to train while injured.
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