In my opinion, eliptical trainers are great for "something different" during the offseason. Like the others have said, they are not a substitute for riding, but I have done the eliptical trainer thing for several years now, and the transition to "full time" riding is much easier because the aerobic base is there. Very easy on the knees and you can vary incline and resistance to work different muscle groups. Mostly I like changing up the routine a bit (but still ride, although less frequently) in the colder weather, so the eliptical trainer really fits that bill.GotMojo? said:I've been considering getting one of these eliptical trainers for something different during the off season. Anybody use these? And what do you think? I thought I read somewhere where they provide the best low impact full body workout.