Product Profile: ElliptiGO
October 6, 2011 4 Comments
For today’s product profile, we’re going to talk about something completely different (to paraphrase Monty Python). OK, so maybe not completely different, but definitely not your ordinary bike. That’s because the ElliptiGO isn’t a bike, not exactly anyway. Available in 3C and 8C models, named for their respective three-speed and eight-speed internally geared hubs, an ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle combines some of the best elements of cycling with the natural strides of the running motion. We know it’s not for everyone, but if you give it a try, like we did here at our headquarters, you’ll find that the ElliptiGO really is a lot of fun and a great workout.
If you’re looking for a high-performance, low-impact workout to ramp up the intensity factor of your current exercise program, or if a new cross training tool is just the thing needed to boost your total body fitness regimen, the ElliptiGO is a interesting option. The internally geared hub provides a basic range of workout resistance levels and the ability to take on a variety of terrain, and the height of the handlebars and their distance away from the rider can be adjusted, as can the stride length and foot position, so multiple riders can use the same device. Plus it features industry standard bicycle components that can be easily serviced or repaired by a trained bike mechanic.
The ElliptiGO is now available in 11 Performance Bicycle retail locations, including Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH; Fountain Valley, CA; Laguna Hills, CA; Mountain View, CA.; Naperville, IL; Oceanside, CA; Rockville, MD; San Diego, CA; Santa Monica, CA; and Virginia Beach, VA. We offer test rides at the Performance store locations listed above, but we do recommend calling in advance to schedule a demo and ensure that the ElliptiGO model you’re interested in is available in stock before you arrive.
Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness month, you can also special order a limited edition pink Elliptigo 3C or 8C model, where a portion of each sale (up to $120) goes to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Also available via special order, after December 1st (and in limited quantities), is the ElliptiGO 11R, an 11-speed “race” model with carbon-fiber drive arms. If you live in an area where we’re not currently carrying the ElliptiGO, you can still purchase one online at www.performancebike.com and have it delivered to a store near you.