Men’s Health magazine calls it, “The best cardio machine on the planet.”
After reading the innumerable five-star reviews of this particular bike, it’s easy to see why. Many customers are happy with the Peloton being their first stationary bike purchase. Accessibility, coupled with the bike’s connection to cycling classes and instructors, give the rider ease of entry into the competitive fitness world. Here are some categories that separate the Peloton from other standard stationary bikes.
Perhaps the greatest feature about the Peloton is its remarkable use of built-in technology. The Peloton is designed with the rider’s comfort, performance, and growth over time in mind. The onboard metrics and computing systems measure the rider’s heart rate, speed, resistance, and calories burned during a given period. It also saves that data and enables you to compare points in time in order to better track your progress.
Some reviewers say that the Peloton’s ability to put your statistics up against your virtual classmates and the instructor has given them an extra edge in their workout. The drive to improve oneself over time is a far different mentality than saying you rode the bike just to complete a daily routine.
What is unique about the Peloton is that it allows multiple users access to its tracking systems. This means that a single bike can hold numerous accounts for different riders. Other members of your household will have access to all its amenities at no further price than the original purchase.
We all want to hear our favorite pump up songs playing while pedaling as hard as we can. The bike offers a standard 3.5mm TRRS headphone and MIC connection that is generally compatible with most headphone or earphone connections currently on the market. The Peloton is fully customized for you be comfortable with your own specific workout from your own home.
If you are comfortable with sound filling your workout area, the Peloton comes with two powerful, built-in 10 watt stereo speakers. The bike comes equipped with bluetooth compatibility for wireless connection to your phone or music device.
The pedals that come with the Peloton are LOOK Delta-clip ins that require a specific cycling shoe to operate effectively. These shoes are sometimes referred to as “cleats”. Normal running shoes or sneakers simply will not work with the Peloton’s particular pedals. We advise that you do some additional researching or contacting Peloton’s support team for advice and recommendations to better suit your Peloton bike.
The seat is adjustable on a horizontal and vertical plane. The handlebars (attached to the video screen) are only adjustable on the vertical. This may prove to be a problem if riders have a history of back problems because the handlebars cannot move closer to the rider.
The price may deter potential customers initially. However, the Peloton’s various features give the rider a wide range of options when it comes to customizing your workout schedule, the type of workout, and how exactly you want to go about exercising.
The Peloton’s price tag includes a limited one year warranty. You have three different options when it comes to the classroom subscription, the most standard being the subscription that comes with your initial purchase. Other selections from the warranty or subscription selection group will raise the price substantially.
The price is perhaps the largest deterrent at first glance. However, if you take into account all that the Peloton offers in terms of variety and personalizing, it really does become one of, if not the most efficient machines on the market. Its design is built on the idea of you, the rider, becoming healthier and ever more engaged in exercise while having fun in the process.