Taking a spin on the 'ElliptiGO' bike for runners

The ElliptiGO bike is a low-impact, high-output, cross-training bike that combines running and cycling.

ElliptiGO
ElliptiGO

CBS Early Show features reporter and weatherman Dave Price took the weather to a whole new level Monday morning by working up a sweat.

Price brought an innovation in exercise to the show--an outdoor elliptical bicycle called an ElliptiGO. It's a low-impact, high-output, cross-training bike that combines running and cycling.

He took the ElliptiGO for a spin around the 59th Street plaza, giving New York bike riders a run for their money.

According to ElliptiGO co-founder Bryan Pate--a former cyclist and Ironman triathlete who suffered hip and knee injuries--the eight-speed bike is meant to help runners avoid beating up their bodies through repeated impact. It's designed to position riders "out of the saddle" and using their weight to generate torque with every stride.

Cruising speed on the 40-pound bike is about 15 miles per hour, and on a flat road, a strong rider can exceed 25 mph, according to the company. The braking system consists of hand levers that actuate rim brakes on the front and rear wheels.

The ElipitGO costs $2,200 and is available in blue, green, and black.

"I feel more fit already; this is phenomenal," Price said before delving into the weather report.


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This story originally appeared on CBSNews.com.

 

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