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HillRiderEast 12-04-13 10:20 AM

ellipti-go - interesting
 
Shopping for a trainer and stumbled on this. Never seen or heard of these before. Interesting mix of running and wheeling
http://www.elliptigo.com/Healthy-Runner

ThermionicScott 12-04-13 10:50 AM

I always see one or two on RAGBRAI. Multiple gearing, freewheel, brakes -- if you would really rather be running, they seem like the ticket.

prooftheory 12-04-13 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott (Post 16300223)
I always see one or two on RAGBRAI.

I guess that makes riding it fixed seem pretty tame.

BlazingPedals 12-04-13 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by prooftheory (Post 16300309)
I guess that makes riding it fixed seem pretty tame.

Elliptigo is one of those things that keeps popping up on all of the forums every year or so. I guess the good thing about it is, it's an indoor exercise machine that moves. I'll pass on them, thanks.

aztarget 12-04-13 12:01 PM

I have seen one it is very over priced. ANd if you live in a hilly place your dead.

ThermionicScott 12-04-13 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by prooftheory (Post 16300309)
I guess that makes riding it fixed seem pretty tame.

Well, I think it depends. The first couple and the last couple days are pretty hilly, so fixed would be challenging even with brake(s). I wonder how Elliptigo miles compare with regular running miles, since you have the ability to gear down when climbing hills, and to gear up when going flat or downhill.

The Elliptigo riders always seem fresh and enthusiastic at stops, but who knows -- maybe they're paid representatives, or have motors hidden inside like Cancellara's bike. ;)

Chaco 12-04-13 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by aztarget (Post 16300475)
I have seen one it is very over priced. ANd if you live in a hilly place your dead.

I think some people would beg to differ with you.

fietsbob 12-04-13 12:49 PM

It's said the flipping seatpost-heads around to the front of the seat tube, on triathlon bikes

is to do a more like running leg motion.

JanMM 12-04-13 12:50 PM

This is posted over on the News and Announcements/Recalls thread:

http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/...ptical-Cycles/

prooftheory 12-04-13 01:03 PM

It's better than this:
http://i.imgur.com/J7YZSXd.gif

Looigi 12-04-13 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by prooftheory (Post 16300736)
It's better than this:
http://i.imgur.com/J7YZSXd.gif

No it isn't.

prooftheory 12-04-13 08:47 PM

Try riding that thing up mount Palomar.

cplager 12-05-13 07:30 AM

There are a lot of people who like riding them. It gets them outside exercising. Good for them. If it works for you and you can afford it, then well done.

I'd love to try one for the novelty of it. Unless somebody dropped it off at my house for free, I can't see ever owning it (and if that happened, I have a few friends who would put it to good use).

Looigi 12-05-13 12:04 PM

IMO, just about any piece of gym equipment could be improved with the addition of a pair of bicycle wheels.

Flying Merkel 12-05-13 12:28 PM

Saw one last weekend in Newport Beach. The rider looked very sad.

Jeff Wills 12-05-13 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Flying Merkel (Post 16303757)
Saw one last weekend in Newport Beach. The rider looked very sad.

I pass a person on one while on my way to work occasionally. The person looks like he's commuting, also.

the sci guy 12-06-13 09:07 AM

various absurd such-like things are covered in this thread
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...57243-Row-Bike

RPK79 12-06-13 09:20 AM

There is a guy that tries to peddle those things at the middle trail head on one of a 20 mile rail trail on weekends around here. I also saw a couple at one of the larger bike shops in Bloomington, MN. I laughed and asked the guy working there if they actually sold any of them. I guess they're not big sellers...

cplager 12-06-13 10:53 AM

A few Elliptigo riders successfully completed London - Edinburgh - London (just under 900 miles).

JanMM 12-06-13 07:02 PM

Treadmill Bike, as seen on the previously-mentioned older thread:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reyt3uiQqI8

Bakerb24 12-26-13 09:37 PM

There are 2 older ladies that ride them in our neighborhood. They passed me when I was running with little effort and I'll bet these ladies were 65 years old or so. I wonder about steering while going down hill. Not sure on that one.

werewolf 01-29-14 09:18 PM

I saw a bunch of people riding those things up Mt Lemmon in Tucson today. First time I've ever seen them. Do they go downhill too? Eek!

fietsbob 01-29-14 09:35 PM

Quote:

Treadmill Bike
saw a designers picture of a Treadmill Bus , powered by a Horse .

BlazingPedals 01-30-14 07:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fietsbob (Post 16452013)
saw a designers picture of a Treadmill Bus , powered by a Horse .

Great! Soon, horses will be able to power carts without having to get their hooves dirty!

fietsbob 01-30-14 09:49 AM

& save on cleaning up the manure from the road, by collecting it as it's discharged..


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