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Old 05-13-2020, 08:11 PM   #1
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Anyone have a Peloton?

Thinking about getting one. They are having good deals right now and not being able to go to the gym is taking its toll. I have actually lost weight but its muscle and my blood sugar is way too high. I have Type 2 diabetes due to a genetic blood disorder I have and need to get it under control.

Just wondering if anyone has one and their thoughts.

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Old 05-13-2020, 08:21 PM   #2
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Old 05-13-2020, 08:24 PM   #3
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I bought one at Christmas and as of Saturday I will have hit 100 rides. I do a lot of yoga, stretching, and when I traveled for work I would use the Hotel's treadmill to do their running workouts.
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Old 05-13-2020, 08:25 PM   #4
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I bought one at Christmas and as of Saturday I will have hit 100 rides. I do a lot of yoga, stretching, and when I traveled for work I would use the Hotel's treadmill to do their running workouts.

Great to see you man!

So you enjoy it? Worth the investment?
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Old 05-13-2020, 09:15 PM   #5
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It all depends on how much you plan on using it? Between my wife and I, we use it a ton. If not the bike, then one of the other workouts.

I mainly bought it to help with my offseason cardio...my knees can't handle the pounding of running miles and then going through a season. I go to a personal trainer Tuesdays at 5am. I found what works best for me is to just show up and have someone tell me what to do...

On the bike I like how there are plenty of different rides (HIIT, Tabada, Hill Climbs, Low Impact, Power Zone, and then you have your normal theme rides). I'll mix up 20 min, 30 min, 45 min, and maybe a 60 min ride a week.

I tend to hide the leader board and my overall output because I found myself over exerting myself and hurting myself trying to get a PR each time.

I will plan out my week to do 5 rides. One is a low impact, one is a HIIT/Tabada, and the other ones are theme rides (based on music). Plenty of instructors to choose from and I have a few friends who have it so we do rides together and video chat during it.

It's more than just the bike though...I take advantage of yoga and the treadmill ones like I told you. I think they are still running a free 90 day trial of the app, so you can check it out even if you don't have a bike. It's worth it even more that my wife uses it.
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Old 05-14-2020, 02:54 PM   #6
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I realized I didn't specifically answer your questions...I love it. I am very glad I bought it. I've already used it more than the elliptical I had for 6 years previous and I use it more than my planet fitness membership. I wish I would have bought it earlier and frankly I wish I would have bought the IPO stock because I think its going to take off more than it already has.
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:30 PM   #7
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Yeah I agree, it's awesome. Had a regular workout bike, never used it. Use the Peleton at least 3 times a week and between my wife and I have got what we paid back three times over already. The total experience just works and will push you to kick your own ass way more than any other workout I've done in my life (well maybe except for boot camp with some wannabe extreme jackass yelling in your face, but that was a long time ago)
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:22 PM   #8
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Which level did you guys buy?
And how much is the monthly membership?
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:33 PM   #9
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$39 a month. Couldn't tell you exactly what bike we have or how much it is new because we bought it off one of my wife's coworkers who wasn't using it. But the $40 a month is easily worth it considering between us we are doing more than 40 workouts a month, so less than $1 per pop.
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Old 05-14-2020, 08:58 PM   #10
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I have had my Peloton for 2.5 years and Iíve never once regretted the purchase. I have no desire to get their treadmill, but rumor has it they will launch a rowing machine this year. That will be a day one purchase for me should it come to fruition.

I ride 3-4 times a week, while also doing anywhere from 5-10 of their strength classes on the app as a supplement to my riding. Everything is super well done.

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Old 05-14-2020, 09:29 PM   #11
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I have had my Peloton for 2.5 years and Iíve never once regretted the purchase. I have no desire to get their treadmill, but rumor has it they will launch a rowing machine this year. That will be a day one purchase for me should it come to fruition.

A rower??? Count me in on that one too.
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Old 05-15-2020, 05:17 AM   #12
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A rower??? Count me in on that one too.

Correct.

There was a story in November that referenced a Rower and a cheaper Treadmill being released in 2020. Certainly the current times might delay production on those machines but it seems like both are inevitable.

Edit:

Here is a recent link

https://www.google.com/amp/s/otakuka...t-we-know/amp/

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Old 05-15-2020, 07:24 AM   #13
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I have had my Peloton for 2.5 years and Iíve never once regretted the purchase. I have no desire to get their treadmill, but rumor has it they will launch a rowing machine this year. That will be a day one purchase for me should it come to fruition.

I ride 3-4 times a week, while also doing anywhere from 5-10 of their strength classes on the app as a supplement to my riding. Everything is super well done.

DeTox! Good to see you, brother.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:11 AM   #14
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DeTox! Good to see you, brother.

HB my friend, how the hell are you?
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Old 05-15-2020, 12:46 PM   #15
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My wife has wanted a rower for awhile now. I have wanted a bike. We have a Peloton store about 30 minutes away.

We will start shopping soon.

We walk over 3 miles a day. But I cannot take the humidity anymore, and Im afraid that will stop this Summer. I need to start weight training, Im getting soft and hangy. I need to lose 17 pounds. The kids are leaving for college. So much time to use and just need the motivation.

Thanks for this thread.
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Old 05-15-2020, 12:54 PM   #16
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We'd like one too - but fuck they're expensive.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:05 PM   #17
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I read this article that gave a number of alternatives and this one seems to be the best alternative for half the price :

https://www.myxfitness.com/products/the-myx

Best Peloton alternatives: 4 great indoor exercise bikes that cost less - CNET

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Old 05-16-2020, 03:28 AM   #18
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I have a NordicTrack bike, and would advise against going down that route.

TBF the bike itself is great, it’s just that you are effectively tied to the iFit platform to get the benefits over a normal exercise bike, and iFit is an abomination.

So my warning extends to any other machine that is bound exclusively to iFit
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Old 05-16-2020, 07:58 AM   #19
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HB my friend, how the hell are you?

Doing well, thanks! Iím still in the area, but moved about 2 miles west a couple of years ago. Iím now in Huntington Woods - remarried with an 8 year old stepson and 9 month old daughter. Itís been fantastic. How are you doing?
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:10 AM   #20
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Doing well, thanks! Iím still in the area, but moved about 2 miles west a couple of years ago. Iím now in Huntington Woods - remarried with an 8 year old stepson and 9 month old daughter. Itís been fantastic. How are you doing?

HW, eh? Thatís big time. Awesome to hear youíre doing well. The wife and I are still in Berkley. No kids. Just trying to do a bunch of traveling. Itís been great.
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:41 PM   #21
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Two questions:

1- Can you use the bike without a subscription to the classes?

2- Does each person in a household need their own subscription (if my wife and I both use it, is it $39 / month x 2)?

Thanks
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Old 05-18-2020, 06:04 PM   #22
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Two questions:

1- Can you use the bike without a subscription to the classes?

2- Does each person in a household need their own subscription (if my wife and I both use it, is it $39 / month x 2)?

Thanks

1 - In theory yes but you would have no idea what resistance or cadence you were pedaling at.

2- No you have a lot of profiles you can make under one account ($39). My wife and I (as well as a few friends) are under one account and we pay just one price.
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Old 05-18-2020, 06:38 PM   #23
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Pulled the trigger yesterday, going to take about ten weeks to arrive but I get immediate access to the app.
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Old 05-19-2020, 09:13 AM   #24
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Thanks for the info.

Really don't love the idea that I have to pay the $40 / month fee forever to use the bike. Especially because they could always increase the price.

I'll probably just stick to my rower.
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:30 PM   #25
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Latham,

When my wife got hers she found that if you call, you can often get that ten week time cut down by a few weeks as they can move your delivery earlier.


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Old 05-21-2020, 07:03 PM   #26
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Latham,

When my wife got hers she found that if you call, you can often get that ten week time cut down by a few weeks as they can move your delivery earlier.


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Thanks

We are actually on vacation in Nantucket (in theory) the 2 weeks before it gets delivered. That allows me to binge whatever I want because I'll hit the bike when we get back.
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:43 AM   #27
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Delivery date moved up to 6/22.
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:05 PM   #28
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I do not have a Peloton, but I did just buy a new NordicTrack treadmill to replace my 12 year old treadmill and have spent a week with it and the iFit program and I love it. I'm afraid I'm going to over-exert myself, actually, as much as I'm enjoying it.

My old treadmill was great but limited - never had an issue with it over a decade, but I had to manually change speeds/inclines, etc., if I wanted a varied workout that was different from the presets that came with it. I have been running 17-22 miles a week during Corona season, but got into a rut of just doing 4.5 mile runs at about 6-6.8 miles an hour, which neatly synched up to watching a DVR'd TV show fast forwarding through the commercials. I really underestimated my ability to rise to a challenge, as I've been running longer/faster and doing way more incline work than I ever thought I could handle. The scenery and trainers are really fun, and when I'm only on the google map workouts, the bluetooth speakers are terrific for rocking hard during a workout.

It wasn't cheap - I got the X22i - but right now, me, the wife and our younger daughter are all using it. It has far exceeded expectations.
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:34 PM   #29
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I have a Schwinn Airdyne AD7 (aka Airdyne Pro). Nicknamed the Devil's Tricycle, it will undoubtedly kick your ass every time you use it. Highly recommend it (or the Assault Air, Rogue Echo, etc.).

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Old 08-07-2020, 06:56 PM   #30
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I do not have a Peloton, but I did just buy a new NordicTrack treadmill to replace my 12 year old treadmill and have spent a week with it and the iFit program and I love it. I'm afraid I'm going to over-exert myself, actually, as much as I'm enjoying it.

My old treadmill was great but limited - never had an issue with it over a decade, but I had to manually change speeds/inclines, etc., if I wanted a varied workout that was different from the presets that came with it. I have been running 17-22 miles a week during Corona season, but got into a rut of just doing 4.5 mile runs at about 6-6.8 miles an hour, which neatly synched up to watching a DVR'd TV show fast forwarding through the commercials. I really underestimated my ability to rise to a challenge, as I've been running longer/faster and doing way more incline work than I ever thought I could handle. The scenery and trainers are really fun, and when I'm only on the google map workouts, the bluetooth speakers are terrific for rocking hard during a workout.

It wasn't cheap - I got the X22i - but right now, me, the wife and our younger daughter are all using it. It has far exceeded expectations.

What can you watch on that screen?
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:31 PM   #31
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I've read you can hack it, but it doesn't come with (and isn't supposed to be used with) anything other than their workout videos, live streams and google workout routes, as far as I know. Apparently there's an administrator mode that you can access and it essentially puts you onto a desktop of an android tablet, where you can download Netflix and other apps.
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Old 08-07-2020, 08:51 PM   #32
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I've read you can hack it, but it doesn't come with (and isn't supposed to be used with) anything other than their workout videos, live streams and google workout routes, as far as I know. Apparently there's an administrator mode that you can access and it essentially puts you onto a desktop of an android tablet, where you can download Netflix and other apps.
We got the exact same treadmill. It's really nice to say the least and offers a forgiving running surface vs other treads I've used. I was thinking about hacking it, but I've just ended up placing my ipad on the screen and it works perfectly.
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