Tired of staring at the walls in your gym as you burn off those calories!?? Ditch the elliptical inside and use the streetstrider outdoors!
Reviews on the Streetstrider
It felt like a combination of low impact jogging, skiing, and cycling, and the unit was easily maneuverable given the lean-to-steer design. This machine can really fly once you get going. In fact, it can go as fast as 43 mph. You have complete control over your speed and can handle all sorts of terrain and inclines given the built in 8 Speed Shimano Nexus Transmission with Twist Grip Shifter. This machine can accommodate riders weight of up to 400 lbs (source).
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not as easy as it looks. Well, unless you’re super coordinated and in fantastic condition cardio-wise. Because it’s like an elliptical, riding a streetstrider is a no joke cardio workout. They claim it burns more calories in the same amount of time than running or biking. That I can believe since my thighs were burning after 15 minutes and I could hear my pulse pounding in my ears. We ended up taking several breaks in the course of our hour long session. Also because the mechanism is like an elliptical, the handle bars function more for braking and supplemental pedalling rather than steering. In order to turn you have to shift your body weight to either side. A little scary if you’ve never done it before..definitely takes some practice (source).
I have really fallen in love with the Streetstrider bikes! I bought a 6 pack of rentals through bloomspot because the bikes looked cool.
The first time I went to rent the bike, it was extremely difficult! I could not ride for very long, and I took many breaks. This had nothing to do with the bike, it was my lack of athletic ability! The second time I went back to ride, I had a much easier time riding. I was actually able to make it from the StreetStrider location past the Santa Monica Pier. I was very impressed with my progress in just a weeks time.
I have ridden the bikes now 2 Saturdays in a row and on a Monday evening after work, and I really enjoy it! Rentals are really enjoyable and fun, you do get a great workout. The downside is paying to park at Venice Beach, its $15 on the weekend, $9 during hte week! It may be worth it to search for street parking or even take public transportation.
How Many Calories Does The Streetstrider Burn Vs. Indoor Elliptical?
*According to research, the streetstrider burns more calories then the indoor elliptical trainer.
How Much Does A Streetstrider Cost?
This piece of equipment can be pretty pricey! Since there are 4 different models, the ellipticals range from $1,799 – 799. After reading through several reviews, the most expensive model seems to be the easiest to ride.
If you can’t afford to pay all this money upfront, the company also does financing.
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