Where do you guys put your Peloton?

Where do you guys put your Peloton?

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  • That's a funny twitter thread. Those Peloton commercials are ridiculous with everyone of them being in some multi-million dollar home being used by some gorgeous family when in reality it's probably mostly being used in the garage by overweight housewives with a little to much money to spend and after 2 months it's pretty much just an expensive clothing rack.

  • 2K for the bike plus a 50$ monthly subscription fee or something Yikes.

    Also the bike is 2K but the resistance doesn’t automatically change during the class. For that kind of money I’d want it automated.

  • Kieser bike is the bike to buy if you’re going to buy something expensive.

  • $2500 will pretty much get you a top of the line trek gravel grinder. I can’t imagine anything more stupid, boring and utterly unfulfilling as getting on a bike in your home and watching a television with some bro yelling at you. The beauty of cycling is, once you ride as far as you can, you’re miles away from home, at which point you have no choice but to keep going. Also, you can’t jump off your peloton in the middle of your session to have a beer at your local.

  • I am guessing there will be lots of Pelotons on Craigs List starting this summer.

  • I have mine in my NYC apartment that takes up an entire floor facing the window that overlooks Central Park.

  • ashleyjudd2 said... (original post)

    Also, you can’t jump off your peloton in the middle of your session to have a beer at your local.

    Get me one and I'll prove you wrong on this.

  • ashleyjudd2 said... (original post)

    $2500 will pretty much get you a top of the line trek gravel grinder. I can’t imagine anything more stupid, boring and utterly unfulfilling as getting on a bike in your home and watching a television with some bro yelling at you. The beauty of cycling is, once you ride as far as you can, you’re miles away from home, at which point you have no choice but to keep going. Also, you can’t jump off your peloton in the middle of your session to have a beer at your local.

    Cyclists are the worst.

  • the biggest scam of the peleton is that after buying a very, very expensive stationary bike you THEN have to also pay a monthly fee for the bullshit streaming content plus you have to buy special shoes because they designed the bike to only fit their shoes. Total crap.

  • pgrtr92 said... (original post)

    the biggest scam of the peleton is that after buying a very, very expensive stationary bike you THEN have to also pay a monthly fee for the bullshit streaming content plus you have to buy special shoes because they designed the bike to only fit their shoes. Total crap.

    Not to mention the $75,000 remodel you have to do to give it a proper home

  • That's a great thread.

    Other than ignorance, lack of money, and lots of overweight white boys eating too many Zman sandwiches, I don't see the hate on these things. Yes, I have one.

  • Should there be an option to select a topless women class to join?

  • milehihawk said... (original post)

    That's a great thread.

    Other than ignorance, lack of money, and lots of overweight white boys eating too many Zman sandwiches, I don't see the hate on these things. Yes, I have one.

    $600/year ongoing seems pretty hard to justify, but if it gets someone exercising when they wouldn't otherwise, then who cares about the money.

    I'd rather be outside if I'm gonna pedal, but if I lived somewhere with bad weather 10.5 months a year I might feel differently.

  • LARPHawk said... (original post)

    $600/year ongoing seems pretty hard to justify, but if it gets someone exercising when they wouldn't otherwise, then who cares about the money.

    I'd rather be outside if I'm gonna pedal, but if I lived somewhere with bad weather 10.5 months a year I might feel differently.

    My wife and I both ride it (I ride outside too, she doesn't and we both like the Peloton equally). As for dollars and cents, the $600/year is cheaper than my wife and I both belonging to a gym. I was surprised at how the classes keep you engaged and push you to your limits. Much more so than Zwift ever did when i rode with my bike hooked up to the trainer.

    I would rather ride outside as well but living in the Denver area makes that a little tricky during the cold months.

  • milehihawk said... (original post)

    That's a great thread.

    Other than ignorance, lack of money, and lots of overweight white boys eating too many Zman sandwiches, I don't see the hate on these things. Yes, I have one.

    I heard someone on the radio a while back stating that the Peleton bike was about the technology (streaming and streaming device) and nothing really to do with the bike - that it is an ordinary exercise bike with a pace to hold the streaming device. He said you should just get a quality exercise bike and a smart TV and just watch whatever you wanted on the TV - a show, instructor training, porn, whatever gets you motivated. I would have assumed that it was all tied together and the trainer could control the tension and such.

  • FeelingPhoggy said... (original post)

    I heard someone on the radio a while back stating that the Peleton bike was about the technology (streaming and streaming device) and nothing really to do with the bike - that it is an ordinary exercise bike with a pace to hold the streaming device. He said you should just get a quality exercise bike and a smart TV and just watch whatever you wanted on the TV - a show, instructor training, porn, whatever gets you motivated. I would have assumed that it was all tied together and the trainer could control the tension and such.

    While you may be right, you could say this about any 'instructor lead' exercise program - why do people go to cross training, Pilates, Orange - they get motivation from the group and/or instructor. Pelaton has just tried to get the same effect via a live connection - I have never used Pelaton but I can see how it may work for people that don't want to go out to a gym or have other issues - i.e. kids at home, whatever. If there wasn't something about the group training that works for people everyone would have a Jilian Michaels CD and stay home - doesn't work for many.

  • milehihawk said... (original post)

    My wife and I both ride it (I ride outside too, she doesn't and we both like the Peloton equally). As for dollars and cents, the $600/year is cheaper than my wife and I both belonging to a gym. I was surprised at how the classes keep you engaged and push you to your limits. Much more so than Zwift ever did when i rode with my bike hooked up to the trainer.

    I would rather ride outside as well but living in the Denver area makes that a little tricky during the cold months.

    Is there a reason you chose the Pelaton over other less expensive options that seem to provide a better bike? Something like the Echelon is considerably less expensive and you probably already own the technology in your house to stream the content. You also don’t have to buy special shoes for that bike.

  • moosehawk said... (original post)

    Cyclists are the worst.

    Worse than pedophiles? Worse than serial rapists? Worse than people who do crossfit? Worse than vegans?

    You might want to take some time and reflect.

  • 1473jeff said... (original post)

    Should there be an option to select a topless women class to join?

    reminds me of that episode of the league where the dudes wife only lets him watch porn if hes working out lol

  • milehihawk said... (original post)

    My wife and I both ride it (I ride outside too, she doesn't and we both like the Peloton equally). As for dollars and cents, the $600/year is cheaper than my wife and I both belonging to a gym. I was surprised at how the classes keep you engaged and push you to your limits. Much more so than Zwift ever did when i rode with my bike hooked up to the trainer.

    I would rather ride outside as well but living in the Denver area makes that a little tricky during the cold months.

    What did you think about Zwift as far as feel (especially mimicking grade/difficulty when climbing), route availability and riding? For comparison, I have a 10 year old Tacx trainer that I use a couple of times a week when outside riding isn't possible (most of the year here) so I can be in shape for outdoor riding season. My basic ride indoors is one where I load up a mountain road (e.g., Alpe d'Huez) and climb for 45 mins to an hour (mostly seated, standing for short periods when the grade gets north of 11-12%). I understand you didn't like Zwift for motivation and engagement, and I'm OK with that problem given what I tend to want out of indoor rides (quick, hard workout that keeps my climbing legs in shape), so really about feel and route selection.

    For what it's worth, I don't like spin classes, generally prefer to ride alone, and kind of like following a road/video that simulates grade since my primary goal is to do a big climb.

  • I don’t have one. I have a trainer, but I don’t understand the benefit of it if it isn’t automatically adjusting my resistance to the workout at hand. I can do that with my $300 trainer.

  • FeelingPhoggy said... (original post)

    I heard someone on the radio a while back stating that the Peleton bike was about the technology (streaming and streaming device) and nothing really to do with the bike - that it is an ordinary exercise bike with a pace to hold the streaming device. He said you should just get a quality exercise bike and a smart TV and just watch whatever you wanted on the TV - a show, instructor training, porn, whatever gets you motivated. I would have assumed that it was all tied together and the trainer could control the tension and such.

    The bike itself is a quality piece of equipment. Your instructor provides a suggested range of both resistance and cadence depending on the type of ride/class you are participating in. By a slight twist of the knob the machine tells you where your resistance is on the screen (1-100 with the majority of your ride being in the 30-60 range) while your cadences is also displayed on the screen.

    As I've mentioned, i have ridden on my real road bike hooked up to a trainer and have ridden to Zwift a bunch of times. I have also ridden while watching a TV show of some sort. It's just not the same, at least not for me. The live classes on the Peloton as well as the 100s of on demand classes of various degrees of difficulty, music playlists, etc are great for any level of rider.

    It's a little hard to explain but overall, it's a great product/service and the growth of the company would suggest people like it. Also, before we bought one, I kept a sharp eye on Craigslist for a used one to pop up. They are few and far between unlike a treadmill, elliptical machines, etc.

  • moosehawk said... (original post)

    Is there a reason you chose the Pelaton over other less expensive options that seem to provide a better bike? Something like the Echelon is considerably less expensive and you probably already own the technology in your house to stream the content. You also don’t have to buy special shoes for that bike.

    I had never heard of Echelon until your post. Admittedly, I did little to no research on other bikes/programs mostly because i know a few people who already had a Peloton (one who is an outdoor riding friend) and they said it was great. My wife had ridden her sister's a few times and she really liked it.

    As for the shoes...stop it already. They do not require you to purchase special shoes. You can ride it barefoot if you want. If you want to ride with shoes, you need to have cycling shoes and the right cleat to fit the pedal is ships with (Look Delta).

  • milehihawk said... (original post)

    The bike itself is a quality piece of equipment. Your instructor provides a suggested range of both resistance and cadence depending on the type of ride/class you are participating in. By a slight twist of the knob the machine tells you where your resistance is on the screen (1-100 with the majority of your ride being in the 30-60 range) while your cadences is also displayed on the screen.

    As I've mentioned, i have ridden on my real road bike hooked up to a trainer and have ridden to Zwift a bunch of times. I have also ridden while watching a TV show of some sort. It's just not the same, at least not for me. The live classes on the Peloton as well as the 100s of on demand classes of various degrees of difficulty, music playlists, etc are great for any level of rider.

    It's a little hard to explain but overall, it's a great product/service and the growth of the company would suggest people like it. Also, before we bought one, I kept a sharp eye on Craigslist for a used one to pop up. They are few and far between unlike a treadmill, elliptical machines, etc.

    It’s not the cost of the product that keeps me from buying, it’s the ongoing payments. They are nice units.

    I’ve seen them used locally generally about 1700-1800. I think purchased and delivered they are like 2600.

  • PantherVT said... (original post)

    What did you think about Zwift as far as feel (especially mimicking grade/difficulty when climbing), route availability and riding? For comparison, I have a 10 year old Tacx trainer that I use a couple of times a week when outside riding isn't possible (most of the year here) so I can be in shape for outdoor riding season. My basic ride indoors is one where I load up a mountain road (e.g., Alpe d'Huez) and climb for 45 mins to an hour (mostly seated, standing for short periods when the grade gets north of 11-12%). I understand you didn't like Zwift for motivation and engagement, and I'm OK with that problem given what I tend to want out of indoor rides (quick, hard workout that keeps my climbing legs in shape), so really about feel and route selection.

    For what it's worth, I don't like spin classes, generally prefer to ride alone, and kind of like following a road/video that simulates grade since my primary goal is to do a big climb.

    I think the feel of Zwift is great and actually pretty cool. If you ride faster on your bike, your avatar will ride faster on the screen. Same as the simulated hills, flats, etc. I think both can keep you in good shape, it's just a matter of preference.

    I'll probably sign up for Zwift again in March and get used to my road bike again. I got a ride in on January 5th (I'm in Denver so we took full advantage of that warm day) after having ridden the Peloton for two months. My bike felt waaay different but i could tell my legs had gotten stronger since the last time I was outside.

    This post was edited by milehihawk 1 year ago