Elliptigo

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OldBloke
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Re: Elliptigo

Postby OldBloke » 29 Aug 2020, 2:13am

Do a search for Emma Timmis, Elliptigo Across Australia in 2017. If you can find her Facebook posts (https://m.facebook.com/Missemmatimmis/posts) from 2017, she describes learning to ride an Elliptigo and her 8000 km journey across Aus. She towed a trailer with her clothes, food and camping gear. She's also an entertaining writer.

OB

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Re: Elliptigo

Postby pjclinch » 29 Aug 2020, 2:58pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Thread resurrection alert

I have never seen an Elliptigo in the flesh, but I do fancy trying one. Thinking of looking for one at the cycle fair next year, I think an Elliptigo is a 'cycle'

Any experiences? Whatabout learning to ride, how does it compare with learning to ride a trike?


More like a bike than a trike. The two differ most fundamentally in steering as much of steering a two-wheeler is leaning it while a trike is far more about moving the handlebars (bicyclists often struggle for a while with steering on trikes).

I've not had a go but a pal has one. He's a reasonably regular cyclist, I think he just got on and off he went, never reported any great problems.

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Re: Elliptigo

Postby foreversummer » 29 Aug 2020, 3:42pm

I tried out an Elliptigo several years ago, it was good fun but I found it really hard work, short video clip of my test ride
https://youtu.be/yImvk3FB6y0

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Re: Elliptigo

Postby pjclinch » 30 Aug 2020, 9:00am

foreversummer wrote:I tried out an Elliptigo several years ago, it was good fun but I found it really hard work, short video clip of my test ride
https://youtu.be/yImvk3FB6y0


My impression is that the hard work is sort of the point: it strikes me as a way to exercise (more like walking/running than a bike but going further and without running impact) rather than an attempt at a "better bicycle".

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Re: Elliptigo

Postby Jdsk » 30 Aug 2020, 9:11am

See also the SpaceScooter:
https://www.spacescooter.eu/en

My great-nephews have a lot of fun on theirs.



Jonathan