Elliptigo 3C Elliptical Bike Review

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Pros The best thing overall about the ElliptiGo 3C is the price. At $1,799, the 3C is the basic model in the line of outdoor elliptical bikes by ElliptiGo, offering users the ability to get essentially two machines in one. As an elliptical, this model is a low-impact trainer with a stance and stride similar to a traditional elliptical trainer and as a bicycle, the 3C allows users to have the familiar controls of a traditional bicycle with similar pedaling motion.
Cons Since the ElliptiGo is an outdoor elliptical machine, there is no console so there is no way to monitor workouts or enjoy entertainment features like MP3 compatability. There is also nowhere to put a water bottle or hold an MP3 or smart phone for listening to music. In addition, with only 3 levels of speed, or resistance, and a lower climbing grade at only up to 5%, the 3C is limited on what terrain users can explore.
Summary The ElliptiGo 3C is a uniquely designed outdoor elliptical bike that comes with three basic speeds and a limited grade of only up to 5%. However, it is ideal for users who want to get a great cardiovascualar workout, like running or biking, without the impact on joints. The 3C is ideal for everyday use on mild terrain, and it is a very unique way to enjoy working out outdoors while also using an elliptical trainer.

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Elliptigo 3C Elliptical Bike Detailed Overview

The ElliptiGo 3C is the entry-level model in the line of outdoor elliptical bikes by ElliptiGo, offered for $1,799. 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.

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