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All this customization may seem like overkill, but we really enjoyed being able to decide when we cared about the numbers and when we didn’t.The instructors of the live classes are a huge selling point, which makes sense, as the classes are Peloton’s bread and butter. Many are famous in their own right, with die-hard fans in the Peloton community and massive Instagram followings outside of it.1

Arzón and the other dozen or so instructors we sampled (or watched while others rode) are indeed really good: poised, clear-spoken, and engaging, with big, unique personalities that truly make the classes feel different from one another. Of course, we didn’t personally love all of them, but we can see how each one is deserving of their own devoted fan base.2

The instructors of the live classes are a huge selling point. Many are famous in their own right, with die-hard fans in the Peloton community and massive Instagram followings outside of it.Peloton broadcasts 10 to 14 live cycling classes a day (more than 90 a week) from its studio on 23rd Street in Manhattan, similar to what a busy in-person studio offers.3

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The Peloton library consists of thousands of on-demand cycling classes, in any of 11 class types from low impact to intervals to climbing/strength (a lot of standing up on the pedals), and from five minutes (warm-up, cooldown, and intro rides) to 90 minutes in length; most are 30 or 45 minutes.4

Finally, similar to what you get with some indoor bicycles in gyms, the Peloton library also includes about a hundred timed scenic rides—immersive videos that let you virtually pedal along coastlines, through countrysides, and on city streets at your own pace. Peloton’s repertoire also includes hundreds of off-the-bike workouts in outdoor running (via audio only), yoga, strength training, cardio high-intensity interval training, bootcamp, meditation, and stretching.5

All classes, cycling and other, are viewable on the bike’s built-in tablet; on a television via the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku; or on an iPhone or iPad or Android phone or tablet through the Peloton app. All of the live classes move to the archive, for an ever-growing inventory of options.6

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(Beginning in early September 2020, the company says, riders can share their workouts directly from the Peloton app to Instagram stories.) As Strava users, we were happy that our rides seamlessly uploaded within seconds of completing the sessions. When you’re not riding, a few quick taps let you explore your historic stats and your friends’ stats, bookmark classes to take later, and save classes to your favorites list.7

Not many people use this function, from what we can tell—we tried it with a friend who owns a bike, and it was buggy, to say the least—but you can turn it off in the settings.Finally, as part of the $39-per-month Peloton membership, you gain access to the Peloton app (iOS, Android), which you can buy separately for $13 a month if you don’t own the bike.8

(You do not, however, have access to the complete suite of real-time metrics or full leaderboard involvement, which is something to consider if a bike without onboard content is of interest.) During live classes on the app, the display shows a list of app users who are currently riding and a feed announcing notifications like milestone rides; you’re also able to give a fellow rider a virtual high five and follow other people.9

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Connect a separate Bluetooth cadence sensor to the app to track cadence, but an output (watts) readout is not supported. We used the app on an iPad and found its organization and navigation exceptionally clear and easy; classes streamed smoothly and with few issues. The off-the-bike workouts are solid, well done, and provide additional value beyond the bike.10

We also like that people who don’t own a Peloton bike may try it free for 30 days and then buy into it if they want..11

Indoor cycling is all the rage, especially in these stay-at-home, gyms-are-closed times. Cycling is easier on your knees and requires less space than a . You can enjoy virtual rides and via an interactive screen. And you can skip the pricey gym memberships and high-pressure in-person spin classes. But here’s the rub: As you probably learned from that now-infamous Peloton commercial, a starts at $1,895 (a few hundred dollars less than before, but still), and a class subscription will run you another $39 per month.12

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Below I’ve rounded up some of the latest and greatest (including one that’s “free,” sort of) so you can see just how much you stand to save. I have firsthand experience with most of these bikes, and will be updating this post as I’m able to try others. (In the meantime, if you want the cheapest possible option, see my story on a .) For now, let’s talk about two key features that impact an indoor cycle’s price: the screen and the subscription.13

It’s FREE! The sexiest aspect of the Peloton bike is, without question, its integrated 21-inch HD touchscreen. It feels really luxurious to interact with such a spacious display, whether for browsing Peloton classes, viewing your cycling stats or just watching your onscreen instructors like you’re right there in the studio with them.14

Tyler Lizenby/CNET The Bowflex C6’s price tag is just $900, for example, but doesn’t come with any kind of display. Instead, it has a mount for your tablet, which connects to third-party apps via Bluetooth. The smaller screen may not draw you in as much, but a tablet allows you to do things other than watch class videos, like read books, stream Netflix or even go on virtual outdoor rides.15

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If the goal of purchasing a piece of home-fitness equipment is to avoid pricey gym or class memberships, some of these bikes may leave you scratching your head. As noted, Peloton charges $39 per month; Myx Fitness runs a little cheaper at $29, while Echelon’s plans range from $20 to $40.


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