Best Cross-Trainer Hybrid Ellipticals
Cross-trainer elliptical bikes, or hybrids, are indoor trainers that can be used either sitting or standing, and feature an adjustable seat to easily transition between the two positions. The fly wheel is typically located in the front, but is closer to the user than in the front drive design, sometimes almost just under the user. The design of elliptical cross-trainers mimics the feel of walking or jogging while in the standing position, but also has the leaning forward movement of a stair climber similar to the front drive design elliptical trainers. When sitting, the cross-trainer mimics the feel of a traditional bicycle or in-door exercise bike, but depending on the seat placement, can also ride like a recumbent bike. The model is both an elliptical trainer and a bike with the flywheel located in the front or very close to user, in some models almost just under the user, allowing for the weight of the operator to be easily centered.