I was watching the Biggest Loser last night and they showed this cool new bike that is like a portable elliptical machine. When I researched it, it was developed using contestants from the biggest loser and is now rolling out.
The price tag is $1699, and for me the shipping was another $60. If you want a stand so you can ride it indoors that is another $330 (you might be able to pick up one of these at a sporting goods store). If you want to see one in person there are just a few retailers (no one in Ohio). It looks like fun, and one person got off the Street Strider and said she had burned 420 calories in 30 minutes (according to her bodybugg). There is financing available. When I first published this post, I had hoped that someone would eventually come out with a less expensive version of the street strider. It appears to have finally happened. For example the Zike Saber Hybrid Bike looks very similar to the Street Strider except it has a more traditional set of handlebars (and a price tag about 1/2 of the street strider).
Here is a Video Showing Someone Riding the Zike Saber
Here is a video. Showing the Street Strider
Here is a video from the inventor.
For more information go to streetstrider.com
PLEASE NOTE: I'm not a streetstrider sales representative. I'm a blogger/podcaster who thinks they are cool. TO have your questions answered go to streetstrider.com I'm not able to answer your questions.