Ellipticals with the Most Comfortable Pedals

Pedals on most elliptical trainers are advertised as “oversized.” Commonly that means about 15 inches long. The extra room gives people the option to reposition their feet during exercise, which promotes comfort and endurance. Additionally the better elliptical pedals have gel inserts or other cushioning to help make the elliptical ride especially low impact.

Pedal position is of course critical to comfort too, and pedal angle is especially important if the elliptical has a front drive design. To support the user’s natural stride the best pedals on front drive ellipticals are tilted slightly inward. For extra comfort some have vertical angle adjustability and/or can articulate (rotate) a bit throughout each stride to help support a natural gait.

Here are a few examples of ellipticals with the most comfortable pedals.