Thursday September 24, 2020

Running on two wheels

Part bike and part cross trainer, the ElliptiGo has revolutionised exercise but, despite its weird look, it's thrilling and strangely addictive, writes Jasper Winn.

6th July, 2013
ElliptiGos: the coolest new trend in exercise is low-impact and high intensity.

Some mechanical contraptions are so perfect that despite the passing of decades or centuries, they remain essentially unchanged today. The penknife, for example. The umbrella. And, of course, the bicycle.

The bits that make up the modern bike - two wheels, handlebars, saddle and pedals - remain essentially the same as when John Dunlop put pneumatic tyres on the wheels of a 'safety bicycle' in the 1880s. The machine created more than 100 years ago...

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