ElliptiGo 11R Elliptical Bike Review

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Pros The 11R is designed for performance with carbon-fiber drive arms along with a Shimano eleven-speed hub, allowing users to access lower gears for better ability maneuver hillier terrain and two additional higher gears for increased speed on flatter terrain or on downhill descents. The 11R is also the lightest in the series, weighing in at just 39.4 pounds, making this trainer ideal for speed and maneuverability.
Cons The price is a concern for some, coming in at $3,499, well over the average price of even the most elite elliptical trainers. And for the price, the 11R has similar features to models that are hundreds of dollars cheaper. For example, even though the 11R is a more elite performance trainer, the cruising speed is still just over 15 mph and the climbing grade still at 20 to 30%, like the 8C model.
Summary The ElliptiGo 11R features the highest option of speeds at 11, with a super light aluminum frame and carbon-fiber arms for an even smoother and lighter ride. Overall, this is a very pricey trainer but it is an impressive model when you consider the multiple features that make this trainer so easy to use on a variety of terrains and in a variety of conditions.

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ElliptiGo 11R Elliptical Bike Detailed Overview

The ElliptiGo 11R is the elite-level model in the line of outdoor elliptical bikes by ElliptiGo, offered for $3,499. The 11R has the ability to go up to 25 mph, with a comfortable average cruising speed of 15 mph. Users can also choose from eleven levels of resistance, or speeds, and climb up to a 20-30% grade. The 11R features a 409% total gear range, which means that for the same pedaling speed, a user could travel over four times as fast in top gear as bottom. When it comes to the frame, the 11R aluminum frame weighs 39.4 pounds, and comes in between 50 to 58 inches in height when in operation. When the steering column is folded, the trainer can be shortened to 35 inches, which is perfect for indoor storage. The front and rear brakes are an Avid Speed Dial 7 linear pull rim brakes system, with two-finger brake levers and 52-tooth chainring. The Ergon GC3 multi-position ergonomic grips with integral bar ends are comfortable are just in reach. Both the front and rear wheels are 20 inches total, with 28 spokes in the front and 32 at the back, and a Shimano 11-speed geared hub and integral aluminum track system, making it easier to navigate both hills and flatter terrain.  The 11R also features a dual leg aluminum kickstand.

Our Favorite Features

  • Adjustable stride from 16 to 25 inches
  • Sits higher up than a traditional bicycle
  • Multi-modulus carbon-fiber drive arm (versus aluminum composite drive arms on 3C and 8C models)
  • 11 levels of resistance, 409% total resistance range, 14% difference between levels

Our Least Favorite Features

  • No water bottle holder
  • Open track for rollers can allow for debris to get in track
  • Same hill grade as 8C model (20-30%)
  • 35 inch storing height (tallest in the series)
  • Foldable steering extender (not removable like other models)

The Bottom Line

The ElliptiGo 11R is simply impressive, but the price is a factor for many. If you are looking for an outdoor elliptical trainer to use for racing, or more challenging terrain, this model is ideal as it is the most light-weight and features the most speeds, or levels of resistance. However, if you are looking for an outdoor elliptical trainer for basic everyday use on flatter or smoother terrain, you may not need all of the additional endurance and performance features and so you can save a few hundred dollars and go with the other more inexpensive models in the series. The 11R is a uniquely designed, elite-level outdoor elliptical bike for advanced cross-training, and a low-impact, cardio workout, with the ability to navigate challenging terrain with comfort and optimal performance and endurance.

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