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Although Peloton has been around since 2012, the company can truly thank the pandemic for making it a household name. Its connected fitness equipment, namely its Peloton Bike, made ditching the gym membership and working out at home cool for many people and has truly revolutionized the home fitness industry. 

The product that started it all—the original Peloton Bike—allows you to hop on and experience an immersive, motivating cycling class from the comfort of your home gym. This bike isn’t exactly considered a budget exercise bike, but in our Peloton Bike review, we’re going to give you our honest opinion about the bike that transformed indoor cycling. Is this smart bike worth the hype?

Editor’s note: Peloton in May 2023 announced a voluntary recall of all original Peloton Bikes sold from January 2018 to May 2023 because of a defect with the seat post that causes it to break while in use. Peloton has identified 35 reports of broken seats, resulting in 13 injuries including a wrist fracture, lacerations and bruises.

The original Peloton Bike can be identified by “its PL-01 model number on the label located on the inside front fork (near the flywheel), the red ‘P’ logo followed by the white-colored’ ‘Peloton’ brand name on the Bike’s frame, and by its non-swivel display.” 

If your bike is impacted or if you have any questions, call Peloton’s support team toll-free at 866-679-9129 from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET, 7 days a week or by visiting onepeloton.com and clicking on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page.

Testing the Peloton Bike for 5 Years And Counting

We’ve been going HAM on exercise bikes. In fact, our team of expert product testers—who are also certified personal trainers and CrossFit coaches—has easily tested more than two dozen of the best exercise bikes and researched dozens more. We know where the bar is set for bike functionality and performance, as well as interactive programming and more. 

Plus, rest assured that just because Peloton is a darling of the fitness industry, doesn’t mean we won’t give you our honest opinion about its OG bike. It’s an investment, and we want to ensure that you’re spending your hard-earned dollars on something that’s worth it for you. We’ve enlisted the opinions of several friends of GGR as well—Alie, Amanda, and John—who are all long-term Peloton Bike owners for their insight into whether the bike has been a worthwhile investment.

Peloton Bike

Peloton Indoor Exercise Bike

GGR Score: 4.33 starstarstarstarstar
Community Score: 5 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • 21.5" touchscreen for immersive training
  • Live classes and on-demand cycling sessions
  • Leaderboard-style competition
  • Adjustable screen, seat, and handlebars
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Immersive experience
  • Access to thousands of classes, challenges, and a large variety of workout options
  • Compact footprint
  • Sleek design
  • Financing options
  • “Try before you buy” option

Cons

  • Disappointing warranty
  • Membership is required to use bike
  • Expensive
  • Shipping is not included

Bottom Line

One of the more expensive options for virtual biking, the Peloton Bike is designed to be an all-in-one fitness solution on a high-quality cardio machine. You’re paying not only for the bike, but the unique training experience it makes accessible from the comfort of your home.

What is a Peloton Bike?

It’s no secret that Peloton has been going through some changes lately. From a scary recall of the Peloton Tread to wide-ranging layoffs, to a drop in the price of the Bike plus an increase in the monthly subscription price in mid-April, the company is trying to find its footing post-pandemic high. 

Rewind to mid-2020, and Peloton had announced that its sales had surged a whopping 172 percent. And even in the first few months of 2021, the company was struggling to keep up with demand for its bikes as more and more people saw them as a solution to keeping active amidst shutdowns. 

But just as quickly as it rose, it fell. In August 2021, Peloton slashed the price of its bike from $1,895 to $1,485, trying to hedge decreasing demand. And then once again, in April 2023, the price of the Bike dropped again, down to $1,195. Since then, the price has gone back up to $1,445.

Despite this trend, the Peloton Bike remains one of the most iconic and trending pieces of digitally integrated fitness equipment on the market, and in our Peloton Bike review, we’re going to give you our honest opinion. 

With all the stationary bike benefits, and to get right to the point, our hot take is this: While the Peloton Bike itself is pretty good, the interactive programming is even better. 

Before You Buy

  • The Peloton requires Delta-compatible cycling cleats.
  • You’ll want to budget for the monthly subscription—which costs $44—to get ultimate functionality out of the bike.
  • Take full advantage of the class offerings off the bike, too, to really get the most bang for your buck.
  • Be prepared for shipping delays—or even customer service delays—as Peloton continues to navigate rapid changes. 

Peloton Bike Video Review

Is the Peloton Bike Worth It?

I’m just going to say it: While we don’t love everything about the bike itself, the experience that you get when you ride on a Peloton is top-notch. However, it’s an investment. Here’s who I think a Peloton would be good for, and who I think should pass. 

Great for:

  • A rider who wants to replicate the boutique cycling class experience at home
  • People who like competition 
  • Those who are invested in cycling as a form of exercise

Not recommended for:

  • Someone who wants a budget exercise bike 
  • A casual rider 
  • Super tall people

Peloton Bike Specs

Footprint59” L X 53” H X 23” W
Weight135 lbs
Weight capacity297 lbs
Height range4’11” to 6’4”
Display21.5-inch HD touchscreen
ResistanceMagnetic with manual knob
FrameWelded steel, ED & powder coated
Flywheel38 lbs
DriveBelt
PedalsDelta-compatible aluminum
SeatVertically and horizontally adjustable sport series saddle
HandlebarsVertically adjustable
SubscriptionYes, $44 monthly
Live programmingYes
Sound system2-channel rear-facing stereo system
Tech extrasVideo camera, microphone, USB microport, headphone jack
Warranty5 years frame, 12 months touchscreen, components, pedals, and labor

Workout Experience on the Peloton Bike 

Having read and heard so much about Peloton before actually testing its bike, I had an idea in my head of what kind of experience I was about to have. And honestly, I have to say that it lived up to the hype. 

After adjusting the seat and handlebars, connecting my AirPods (which actually took some messing around with), and choosing my ride, I was ready to rock. My first class was with Tunde, and I loved it—the playlist, her energy (and stamina!), and surprisingly, the leaderboard. During the HIIT class I took I got my cardio in, my legs were on fire, and I gave a Peloton high five to some fellow riders.

Friend of GGR Alie got her first Peloton in 2019 and upgraded to the Bike+ in 2022 because her and her husband liked the experience so much. She takes cycling classes with Alex Toussaint religiously—”his instruction/coaching style is very no BS, straight to the point, cut out excuses and push to be the best”—but also utilizes off-the-bike classes on the Peloton app as well.

“One of the main reasons we got the bike in the first place is because both my husband and I work from home, and live in an area where winters are really hard on us mentally,” Alie says. “I especially struggle with mental health more in the winter time when it’s cold, and leaving the house really isn’t an option, or the motivation to do so is minimal. It has been a game changer for myself mentally, especially in the colder months. Even if it’s only a few times a week, the movement, having the bike right in my own living room has had a positive impact on my own mental health journey, and having that consciousness of knowing that I do feel better after a ride makes it that much easier to get on when I know I’m starting to feel the lows.”

RELATED: HIIT Bike Workout

Setup

We ordered our Springfield warehouse’s Peloton Bike and it took about a month to get delivered, which isn’t Prime Delivery on Amazon, that’s for sure. Delivery windows vary based on how busy they are, so you may experience a speedier process all together. Delivery and setup of your Peloton Bike costs an extra $250, and that’s automatically tacked onto the purchase price. 

Our Operations Manager Sam “AsSAMbly” Presley was particularly enthused about the Peloton Bike assembly because for once, he didn’t have to do it.

“The delivery guys had it built when they got here except for the screen,” Sam says. “It took them about 15 minutes to put that on, but overall it was a great experience for us and I think it will be great for most people.”

After the bike is assembled and connected to your WiFi network, you’ll also want to ensure that the seat and handlebars are at the appropriate height for you, so take some time to do this before you hop on for your first ride. Peloton has a great video to guide you through this process if you need help. 

It’s worth noting that the Bike Basics package doesn’t come with a bike mat. You’ll probably want to order one separately, especially if the bike will be inside your house somewhere, like in your living room. 

Footprint

The Peloton Bike measures 59 inches long by 53 inches high by 23 inches wide and has a 4-foot-by 2-foot footprint. Not bad, right? The Peloton Bike may be a good choice if you’re really tight on space, but for those people, also check out one of our best folding exercise bikes

RELATED: Best Compact Exercise Equipment

An image of the Peloton bike for the peloton bike review

But wait: On its website, the company recommends a minimum ceiling height of 8 feet, as well as 24 inches on all four sides of the bike for ample room to ride (and store it afterward). That means you need an area of about 8 feet in length and 6 feet in width to safely get your sweat on. Suddenly, this bike just became a bit less compact. 

And although Peloton explicitly says you need 24 inches on all sides of the bike, a blog post on their site about using a Peloton Bike in small spaces shows that they maybe don’t take this recommendation too seriously. 

Portability

The Peloton Bike has wheels on the front for easy portability. Nathan, GGR’s videographer, moved it all around GGR HQ on his own to shoot stills without any issue. I was also able to move the bike fairly easily. 

An image of Peloton bike transport wheels

Durability

The Peloton Bike provided a sturdy and stable ride for me, but it’s worth noting that I’m a petite person. However, fellow GGR writer and exercise bike aficionado Anthony O’Reilly, who is 6 feet 3 inches tall, felt the same.

The flywheel weighs 38 pounds, which is respectable against industry standards and helps provide a smoother ride. User weight capacity is 297 pounds, which, for a bike at this price point, is just OK. For reference, the $1,400 Peloton competitor MYX II Bike has a weight capacity of 350 pounds, and even the Bowflex C6—which costs $1,000—has a weight capacity of 330 pounds. 

Despite our impressions, reviewers do have gripes with the bike’s durability. Issues with the hardware—particularly the WiFi not connecting, the screen cutting out, pedals breaking and issues with the bearings—were the most common. 

Design and Display

The Peloton bike looks and feels sleek. 

  • The frame of this stationary bike is made of powder coated welded steel.
  • The resistance system is magnetic, which is smoother and requires less maintenance than friction resistance, and is adjusted with an ergonomic resistance knob.
  • The drive system is belt-driven, which again is smoother and requires less maintenance than a chain drive.
  • The pedals are aluminum.
  • The handlebars have a bullhorn design, which adds to the ergonomics of the ride. 
peloton bike drive
peloton bike pedals
An image of Peloton handlebars

Ergonomics and Performance

My maiden voyage on the Peloton Bike did not disappoint. It’s a smooth ride—smoother than many other bikes I’ve been on—and because of the magnetic resistance, each tiny twist of the knob provides just a bit more for you to pedal against. There are 100 resistance levels, which means you can customize your workout in pretty much any way that suits you.

If you decide to buy a Peloton, you will have to purchase the accompanying cycle shoes, or buy Delta-compatible cleats to clip in to the pedals. It’s another expense—Peloton Cycling Shoes are $125—and each person who uses the bike will need their own pair, except if by a long shot you wear the same size. I prefer the toe cage option on exercise bikes, but that’s just me. 

peloton cycling shoes

The seat is not super comfortable, I won’t lie. You are able to swap it out for a seat of your choosing, or try a padded seat cover over top. But especially if you’re new to consistent cycling, it may just take some time to get used to the hardness of the seat, so don’t give up too quickly. 

The seat is adjustable vertically and horizontally, but the handlebars can only be adjusted vertically, which I don’t love. I’m pointing this out because this may impede your ability to find a comfortable riding position, particularly if you’re on the short side or on the tall side. It’s common for exercise bike handles to adjust horizontally, and I’m surprised this isn’t a customization feature on a luxury bike like the Peloton.

In fact, friend of GGR Alie, who’s been a Peloton user for 5 years and counting, says that she sometimes struggles to get the bike to the correct settings after her husband uses it. “My arms are short and I’m constantly wondering if I’m seated correctly with how much I have to lean to be able to reach, even with adjustments,” she explains.

Technology Benefits 

The Peloton Bike is built around technology and connectivity. The machine is WiFi- and Bluetooth-enabled, and the 21.5-inch HD touchscreen displays all the workouts with a pristine crispness—and can be tilted up and down to accommodate different heights—while the two-channel stereo speaker system plays the music and cues of the instructor. 

peloton bike screen

Because the speakers are rear-facing, I did feel like sound wasn’t directed at me, but away; I had no problem hearing it, and actually ended up pairing my AirPods to it during my rides, but if noise level is a concern, this is something to note. I consider myself a pretty technologically savvy person and I did have some issues connecting my AirPods to the bike; it eventually worked though.

The Peloton Bike also has a built-in front-facing camera and microphone so you can video chat with a fellow rider during a class, or video chat with the support team if you’re having an issue with your bike. Although the instructor cannot see you, and only someone who you’re video chatting with can view you through your camera, there is a privacy screen you can slide over the camera for your own peace of mind.

I didn’t use the camera during my Peloton rides, but I’ve seen others post about how they use it to work out with their friends and family in real time (virtually, of course), boosting accountability. Cool concept, although plenty of reviewers said the camera is low-quality so its use is limited. 

Related: Check out our Peloton Guide review.

There’s also a USB port and headphone jack on the back of the screen for charging and plugging in, respectively. 

Other Features 

The Peloton Bike comes equipped with two water bottle holders, as well as dual dumbbell holders on the back. There is no media shelf, as you’re using the included touchscreen for video and music, but you can buy one online if you want a place to mount your phone during your ride. Same goes with a fan—there isn’t one included, but there are plenty available online from different manufacturers. 

The bike itself is pretty quiet—although I actually think the MYX II Bike is quieter—and you also have the option to pop in your wireless headphones to listen directly in your ear. 

Peloton Accessories

While the bike is the most important piece of equipment, there are also plenty of accessories that can make your ride more enjoyable. Plus, if you bundle them with the purchase of your bike, you can save some cash. 

Cycling Shoes

You’ll need Delta-compatible cycling shoes (which clip into the pedals) to ride the Peloton. If you don’t already have them, you can purchase them when you get your bike for an additional $125. 

Hand Weights

Weights available from 1 to 3 pounds can provide some options in class to add an upper-body aspect to your ride. There’s a built-in holder for them underneath the seat. 

Bike Mat

A mat is useful to protect your floor from potential scratches and sweat. Peloton’s bike mat measures 72 inches long and 36 inches wide, providing about 6 inches of room on each side of the bike. 

Heart Rate Monitor

The ANT+ and BLE chest strap can connect to the bike and help you track your heart rate during each workout. 

Classes

This is where the Peloton Bike really shines. 

For $44 monthly, you’ll get an all-access membership to the Peloton app, which gives you full access to thousands of on-demand and live Peloton classes on your bike. Each member of your household can have their own profile, and you can take classes like cycling, of course, but also running, strength, bootcamp, yoga, and more. 

Peloton instructors are now pseudo celebrities in their own right, many with huge endorsement deals, shaking it on Dancing With the Stars, and writing best-selling books. My advice is to take the time to find an instructor who you connect with, as so much of your Peloton experience will center around their energy. There’s someone for everyone, that’s for sure. My faves are Tunde Oyeneyin and Jess Sims, and friend of GGR (plus long-time Peloton user) Alie loves Alex Toussaint.

“If I don’t feel like I’m being pushed, if the music isn’t good or matching the tempo, I am immediately disengaged from a mental standpoint and am more than likely going to quit or not exert myself, which is why I choose his classes every single time,” she says. “For being a virtual instructor, it can’t be easy to try and motivate people and have energy that radiates to an audience that isn’t in front of you, but he does just a phenomenal job making me feel like he’s right in the living room with me in my ear kicking my butt.” 

An image of Peloton bike programming

During a cycling class you’ll see metrics on screen like Cadence (measured in rotations per minute (RPM), Resistance, Output (measured in watts), and Total Output (measured in kilojoules). Instructors will cue you throughout class to be at a certain resistance level or RPM and you’ll adjust your ride accordingly. During live classes they’ll shout out participants for milestone rides and other notable things, which I think is fun. Some people find this distracting or unnecessary—they just want to focus on working out—and I get that, too. 

If you have an all-access membership to the Peloton app, you can use it on your Android or iPhone as well to complete running, strength, bootcamp, and yoga workouts, plus more. If you don’t have a Peloton Bike but want to use the app for these classes—or if you have a different bike and want to utilize the on-demand cycling workouts—the membership fee is $12.99 per month.

Alie points out that the only real con of the Peloton Bike experience for her is the price of the monthly membership.

“Especially if you’re a new Peloton owner, and just dropped the amount of money you did for the actual bike, then having to pay for the app on top of it seems a little excessive,” she explains. “But now that we’ve had our bike for quite some time, it’s paid for itself, and the app gets used outside of the bike, whether we stream classes from the gym or from the TV in the living room.”

Peloton Bike vs Peloton Bike+

Peloton Bike+

Peloton Bike+

GGR Score: 4.4 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Top-notch immersive training
  • Live classes and leaderboards
  • Requires monthly subscription
  • 23.8-inch HD rotating touchscreen
  • Constructed from welded steel
  • Powder coat finish

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Rotating screen to easily transition between workout modalities
  • Compact footprint
  • 360-degree sound
  • Quiet
  • Top-of-the-line technology features
  • Comfortable
  • Free delivery

Cons

  • Disappointing warranty
  • Subscription is required to use bike
  • Expensive

Bottom Line

The Peloton Bike+ is a piece of cardio equipment that brings training from home to a new level. With exclusive access to countless workouts and virtual scenery, this bike could be a worthy investment for anyone who has the means.The Peloton Bike+ also makes it easy to stay on track with your fitness goals as users can easily pair their Apple Watch to share metrics. In fact, users can just tap their Apple Watch to the Bike+ screen to instantly track cycling workouts. If you’re someone who loves to analyze workout stats, these features make it seamless.

The Peloton Bike Plus is the souped-up version of the base model, and is really meant to offer an immersive cycling and strength training experience. The main difference between the bikes is the tech.

Now available for just about $2,500, with the Bike+ you’ll get a 360-degree rotating touchscreen—even bigger at 23.8 inches—so you can easily shift between the bike and the floor. The Bike+ also integrates with Apple GymKit to track your workouts via syncing your Apple Watch. There’s also an auto-resistance option on the Bike+, which means the machine will automatically adjust to match the instructor’s cues.

The Bike+ is slightly larger than the Bike—it’s 59 inches high, versus the Bike at 53 inches high—and it weighs slightly more, but the user height and weight capacities are the same.

Is the Bike+ worth the $1,000 extra dollars? It depends. If you have the money to spend and appreciate the best technology, the rotating screen and automatic resistance adjustment could be enough to convince you. Otherwise, the OG Bike will provide more than enough in terms of a good cycling experience, which is why you buy a Peloton in the first place. 

Peloton BikePeloton Bike Plus
Price$1,445$2,495
Footprint59” L x 53” H x 23” W59″ L x 59″ H x 22″ W
Weight135 lbs140 lbs
Weight capacity 297 lbs297 lbs
Height range4’11”-6’4”4’11”-6’4”
Display 21.5” touchscreen23.8 rotating touchscreen 
Resistance100 micro-adjustable magnetic levels100 micro-adjustable magnetic levels
PedalsDelta-compatible Delta-compatible 
Seat adjustment Horizontal and vertical Horizontal and vertical 

Peloton Bike vs MYX II Bike

MYX II Bike Plus

MYX II Plus Bike

GGR Score: 3.9 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Interactive programming
  • Subscription required
  • Built-in cadence and speed sensor
  • 21.5" swiveling touchscreen
  • 350-lb user weight capacity
  • Heavy 41-lb flywheel
  • Dumbbells and other accessories included

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • A lot of accessories included with your purchase
  • Durable
  • Free shipping and assembly
  • 30-day returns
  • Compact
  • Interactive training experiences beyond cycling
  • Customized heart rate zones

Cons

  • Without a membership, the screen is useless. You cannot download your own apps
  • Sensors for cadence, speed, or heart rate only available with membership
  • Some users report it’s uncomfortable
  • Subpar 12-month warranty

Bottom Line

The MYX II Plus is a value purchase offering more than just cycling and is a great option for those looking for an interactive training experience. That said, if you do not plan on purchasing the monthly subscription to their platform, this bike is not for you.

The MYX II Bike Plus is a Peloton Bike alternative that’s been buzzed about. The Plus version of the brand’s bike is the same as the MYX II, but packaged with a selection of dumbbells, resistance bands, foam roller, exercise mat, and stability mat for the bike.

When the MYX Bike originally came onto the market it was cheaper than a Peloton, and thus may have made sense as the preferred buy. It does have respectable stats, including a 350-pound user weight capacity, a 41-pound flywheel, a nice 21.5-inch touchscreen, and an included Polar OH1 heart rate monitor. 

Related: MYX vs Peloton

Now though, the Peloton is nearly the same price point as the MYX II bundled package, and still, we think it provides a superior experience. It offers magnetic resistance, and thus provides a much smoother ride than the MYX II Bike, and the caliber of Peloton workouts is just better, from the programming to the instruction. Plus, MYX does not offer live cycling classes via its MYX+OpenFit platform, which we thought was a big misstep for a product like this. 

Peloton Bike vs NordicTrack S22i 

NordicTrack S22i

NordicTrack S22i Studio Bike

GGR Score: 4.4 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • 24 digital resistance levels
  • Incline and decline adjustments
  • Fully rotating touchscreen

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Large 22" smart HD touchscreen
  • Incline and decline ability
  • Compatible with iFIT
  • Adjustable seat
  • Adjustable handles
  • Dual-sided pedals
  • Fan
  • Comes with 2 3-lb dumbbells
  • 24 digital resistance levels

Cons

  • Expensive
  • iFIT membership not necessary, but most beneficial
  • Difficult to assemble
  • Can’t be stored in the garage (brand states doing so will void the bike’s warranty)
  • Hard to move and weighs more than 200 pounds

Bottom Line

This is the bike to get if you want an indoor cycling bike with interactive programming, incline and decline capabilities, and all the extras.

The NordicTrack S22i is another Peloton Bike alternative that features interactive programming via iFIT and lots of tech. It’s about $2,000—quite a bit more expensive than the Peloton Bike—but it does have the features to back up the price. 

RELATED: Peloton vs iFIT

The S22i is larger than the Peloton Bike by several inches in each dimension, and is quite a bit heavier at 203 pounds, versus 135 pounds for the Peloton. It’s more akin to the Peloton Bike+ in that it offers automatically adjustable resistance. And, it also boasts incline and decline training, something very unique for exercise bikes but potentially very useful for you.

Plus, NordicTrack boasts AutoAdjust technology that controls resistance settings, incline, and decline based on coaching cues or the topography of a scenic ride. Our iFIT reviews have more details on this unique feature.

If you’re a diehard cyclist and would appreciate the automatically adjustable resistance and incline/decline training, the S22i may be worth the investment. 

Customer Experience 

Peloton offers a limited warranty on its Bike and Bike+: five years on the frame, and 12 months on the touchscreen, components (like the belt, resistance, handlebars, etc.), pedals, and labor. This is not a great warranty policy, and one of the biggest complaints in reviews on the Peloton website is the lack of customer service when a bike needs to be repaired. 

A screenshot of a negative Peloton Bike review

A bright spot: Peloton does offer 0% APR monthly financing, and you could pay as little as $38 per month for the bike if you qualify. You can also try the bike for 30 days with the Seven Day Home Trial program. If you decide you don’t want to keep the machine, it will be picked up and you’ll receive a full refund. 

Maintenance and Support

We always say that if you’re good to your equipment, it will be good to you. For the Peloton, this means that you need to maintain it to the best of your ability by cleaning it regularly. 

According to Peloton, you should wipe your bike down after each workout using a soft, clean cloth. Sweat can degrade the finish and metal frame over time, so removing it after each ride is crucial. Pay close attention to the “sweat path”—the area right below the resistance knob as well as the stabilizers—as well as any grooves and screws where liquid could pool. 

Every 20 to 30 rides the company recommends doing a deep cleaning with diluted dish detergent and a soft, clean cloth. Wipe down the entire bike, including all nooks and crannies (and excluding the touchscreen), and dry it thoroughly. Clean the touchscreen with an electronics wipe. 

If you need support for your bike, you can call the 866 number listed on the website or take advantage of the live chat. Representatives are available between 6 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET seven days per week. We will say, however, that Peloton support has a reputation for being notoriously difficult. Many have a hard time even reaching a helpful live person, and if a tech needs to be sent out to assess your machine, it can take a long time to actually happen (our own Peloton Tread broke, and it took months for someone to come out). 

Customer Reviews

The Peloton Bike has an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars on the company’s website with nearly 20,000 reviews. And as of this writing, you can’t purchase a new Peloton Bike anywhere but from www.onepeloton.com. 

Most reviews are overwhelmingly positive, complimenting the instructors and class variety.

A screenshot of a positive Peloton Bike review

Complaints mention problems reaching customer service, as well as the aforementioned hardware issues with the touchscreen, pedals, and more. 

Final Verdict of Our Peloton Bike Review

Is the Peloton Bike worth it?

If you’re looking for a top-notch boutique cycling experience in your home, Peloton is the way to go. They live and breathe cycling, which is clear by the programming they offer. While the bike itself isn’t bad (but it’s definitely not the most impressive available on the market), what you’re really paying for is the whole experience. 

Peloton Bike Rating

Peloton Bike

Considering a Peloton Bike for your home gym? We’ll dish all the pros and cons in our Peloton Bike review.

Product Brand: Peloton

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 1495.00

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
4.33

Peloton Bike

Footprint and Portability – 4.5
Delivery and Setup – 5
Durability – 4
Customizations – 4
Adjustability and Ergonomics – 4
Tech Capabilities – 4.5
Conveniences – 4
Dynamic Programming – 5
Customer Reviews – 4.8
Value – 4.5
Warranty, Financing, and Returns – 3.75
Customer Service – 4
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Peloton Bike Review FAQs

What are the negatives of a Peloton Bike?

It’s not a cheap piece of equipment, for starters. And on top of the price of the bike, to get the most out of it, you’ll have to pay a monthly fee for an All-Access membership, which is how you’ll access the interactive programming. There’s also a lack of variety available with a Peloton Bike—unless you truly love cycling classes, it may get repetitive.

Is Peloton actually a good workout?

A Peloton ride can provide a great aerobic workout that will improve cardiovascular health as well as strengthen the lower body. It’s low-impact as well, which is helpful for those with joint concerns.

Can you use Peloton without subscription?

You can ride the Peloton Bike without a subscription. You’ll be able to use manual mode (the Just Ride feature) or access two pre-recorded classes. We will say though, that the magic in a Peloton Bike is by taking advantage of the interactive programming, so we wouldn’t recommend buying a Peloton Bike if you’re not planning on also purchasing a monthly membership.  

Is a 30-minute Peloton ride enough?

Any physical activity is good, and 30 minutes is plenty of time to reap health benefits. The CDC recommends that adults get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise (or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise) per week, so depending on your effort during your ride, you’d be well on your way to hitting that weekly goal. 

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