ElliptiGO’s SUB is a new spin on cycling (and exercise)

The SUB is a stand-up bike that burns calories more efficiently while reducing stress on your neck and back.

By John Lyon 13/09/2018

An elliptical machine is a great, low-impact way to get your cardio on at the gym, but for the most part, that is where they were relegated — to the gym. So if you had a yearning for fresh air or an attention span that requires a little more stimulation than can be had from watching television or listening to a podcast, you were pretty much out of luck.

That changed in 2010 when ElliptiGO released its first elliptical bike, which transformed its rider’s stride into forward propulsion. The company’s latest spin on the design is the ElliptiGO SUB (stand-up bicycle), which trades the longer stride of its stand-up stablemates for a pedal system similar to that of a bicycle.

The difference, however, is that standing up while pedalling turns the experience into a full-body workout that engages your core muscles. In fact, ElliptiGO estimates the increase in calories burned at about 33 per cent more than a traditional bicycle — making it an efficient workout for people who don’t have as much free time to dedicate to exercise. Standing up while riding also keeps your body in a more natural position, reducing back and neck stress — not to mention eliminating backside pain from uncomfortable saddles. Furthermore, the riding position transforms biking into a weight-bearing workout, which helps increase bone density.

Thankfully, the SUB‘s lightweight aluminium frame makes it the lightest conveyance in ElliptiGO’s catalogue at 13 kilograms. It can also be mounted to most standard bicycle racks, further adding to its portability. It has an eight-speed gearbox to help conquer hills and height adjustment is as simple as raising or lowering the steering column — making it one size fits all.

The ElliptiGO SUB is now available in Australia through the company’s website. The mobile exercise machine is priced at $1599 and is available in three colours: sky blue, gunmetal and red.


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