Elliptigo 3C Elliptical Bike Review
The ElliptiGo 3C is the entry-level model in the line of outdoor elliptical bikes by ElliptiGo, offered for $1,999. The 3C has the ability to go up to 25 mph, with a comfortable average cruising speed of 15 mph. Users can also choose from three levels of resistance, or speeds, and climb up to a 5% grade. The 3C features a 1.77% total gear range, which means that for the same pedaling speed, a user could travel 1.77 times as fast in top gear as bottom. When it comes to the frame, the 3C aluminum frame weighs 42 pounds, and comes in between 50 to 58 inches in height when in operation. When the steering column is folded down, the trainer can be shortened to 32 inches, but the front wheel is also removable, and if removed, the trainer is only 27 inches tall, which is perfect for indoor storage. The front and rear brakes are a linear pull rim brakes system, with two-finger brake levers and 52-tooth chainring. The grips are comfortable are just in reach, with Velo ergonomic grips. Both the front and rear wheels are 20 inches total, with 28 spokes in the front and 32 at the back. The 3C also features a dual leg aluminum kickstand.
Our Favorite Features
- Adjustable stride from 16 to 25 inches
- Sits higher up than a traditional bicycle
- Ergonomic design with adjustable steering column
- Removable steering column and front wheel for easy storage
Our Least Favorite Features
- No water bottle holder
- Only 3 speeds
- Open track for rollers can allow for debris to get in track
- Limited climbing grade at only 5% maximum
The Bottom Line
The ElliptiGo 3C is a fun way way to get the benefits on using an elliptical trainer, running, and biking, all while outdoors. The 3C is a great entry-level model for anyone wanting to try out the idea before committing to the more elite versions. The 3C is not for anyone interested in “off-road” or rough or hillier terrain, but if you are looking for a trainer to use on flat and smooth terrain, where multiple speeds or grades aren’t really needed, the EllitiGo 3C is a unique machine ideal for anyone looking to reduce impact on joints without reducing cardiovascular challenge. It is a uniquely designed, entry-level outdoor elliptical bike for advanced cross-training, and a low-impact, cardio workouts.