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Finch
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Peloton, yes or no?
Looking into getting a Peloton

What are your experiences with it?

Is it worth the money vs a normal stationary bike?


lob1284
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
We have one and my wife loves it. I rarely use it. It’s very nice, the “worth it” question totally depends on what you value. We also use it for Yoga classes in the backyard which is pretty nice.

ETA: there is a 6 page thread on this board discussing peloton. Search for it, whatever feedback you are looking for is almost certainly covered in there.
This post was edited on 9/12 at 2:49 pm


Finch
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
Thank you for the heads up


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Ingeniero
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
Get a Sunny stationary bike and pay $15/month for the iPad peloton app. Pocket the rest of that money


Obtuse1
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
I am 100% biased but I will suggest an alternative.

Get a decent road bike along with a smart trainer and use Zwift instead. While Zwift is more focused toward actual cycling than a Peloton it is as or more effective at getting you in shape, costs $25 less per month, has similar upfront costs, and gives you the opportunity to actually ride outside.

Zwift site


Ingeniero
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
I was going to post this but I didn't want to be the guy saying "buy a road bike and a zwift membership" in a peloton thread if you ever want to do a group ride on zwift let me know btw. We can set up a TD ride group
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lsunurse
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
They just came out with a brand new Peloton.

Screen is bigger, screen swivels out so you can do the other non spin classes offered, and the resistance can automatically adjust to the resistance ranges called out by the instructor in the rides.

We love ours btw. I’m temporarily separated from my husband at the moment so I bought a cheap spin bike and have been doing app classes. Man I really miss that damn bike I’ve done a couple of rides on his when I’ve been at his place and it just makes me realize how much I miss the real Peloton.

The spin bike/app set up just doesn’t compare at all to the real deal on the Peloton. Not by a long shot. If my separation turns permanent I will buy my own Peloton and toss the cheap spin bike or give it away.
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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
It will make a great clothes hangar in 5 years.


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Mizooag94
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
We have this one:

Amazon

We paid 744 at the time and I thought it was expensive. It is vey nice and solid. We have a dedicated gym and we put in front of a big screen and play youtube videos. Can be workouts or a tour of Rome. Kinda weird when they go up hills it’s harder to pedal and you lean into turns. I like it. We also have a treadmill we use. But our main focus is lifting weights. I would read the other thread as the people who have it really seem to like it despite the high cost.


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Saintsisit
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
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Get a Sunny stationary bike and pay $15/month for the iPad peloton app. Pocket the rest of that money





My wife and I tried that last year. In February we bought a Peloton and the on screen metrics definitely push you harder when you can see them. Trying to keep up with the instructor on pace and resistance gives you a way harder ride.


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crazyLSUstudent
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
Second this. Also, side note peloton's are wildly inaccurate when it comes to calculated calorie burn and measuring power. You would think a stationary bike that cost 3k would have a real power meter in it


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TheWiz
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
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We have one and my wife loves it. I rarely use it. It’s very nice, the “worth it” question totally depends on what you value. We also use it for Yoga classes

plus all of the other classes you can join.


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632627
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
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My wife and I tried that last year. In February we bought a Peloton and the on screen metrics definitely push you harder when you can see them. Trying to keep up with the instructor on pace and resistance gives you a way harder ride.


I’m looking into various spinning options, and what I’ve found is that peloton is best suited for people looking for a competitive experience.

If that’s not near the top of your priority list, then other much cheaper options are appropriate.


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gumbo2176
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
Where are you located? The N.O. area now has tons of designated bike paths all over the city, but you still take your life in your hands since they usually share the road with idiots who are texting and driving.

However, the bike path on top the Mississippi River levee in parts of Orleans, Jefferson and all the way to the bridge that crosses to Hahnville and Luling is a great ride. I use to ride it regularly from the back of Audubon Park to that bridge and back and it is damn near a 50 mile round trip. The only issue I had with it were folks walking dogs with those adjustable leashes that allow the dogs to range 15+ feet from them, but other than that, it is a fun ride and can be very challenging if the wind is whipping.


Zappas Stache
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
Just purchased a Smart Trainer I can put my bike on and let Zwift control inclines and calculate wattage, and race people,etc. I will use it for bad weather rides since ...Winter is Coming.


Mark Makers
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
My wife just got one, I fought against it for awhile but finally caved in and let her get one. Decided to order me some shoes for it, and now have used it 3 nights in a row since my shoes came in. It's cooler than I expected it to be. $2,000 cool? IDK. But happy wife = happy life. No more regrets at the moment.


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jacksajester
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
We just ordered one. It’s not in yet, but I caved because I was sick of having to drive to the River levee or lakefront levee every time I wanted to exercise on my road bike.

Like another poster said, is it going to be worth the 2k that I paid for it, maybe (probably) not. However, I will at least have the option to catch a cycling workout inside when it’s 98° out or if I simply don’t feel like hauling my bike to the levee.


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Ingeniero
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
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Just purchased a Smart Trainer I can put my bike on and let Zwift control inclines and calculate wattage, and race people,etc. I will use it for bad weather rides since ...Winter is Coming.
You don't want this smoke


nismosao
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
I just purchased the bike +. I didn’t have the original, but everyone says that this output matches very closely to a real power meter, much more so than the original.

So far I love it. I have a mountain bike that I would take out at times on the trails around my house, but the instructors pushing you and seeing your metrics really make you ride harder than ever before.


Zappas Stache
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re: Peloton, yes or no?
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You don't want this smoke


Probably not, but I ride with a bunch of racers including some Cat 1 guys so I'm used to getting my arse handed to me.


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