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Old 03-26-2021, 10:20 AM
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Default Stationary Bike. Pelaton? Schwinn?.......

So we fixed up a room for exercise and wife wants to add a bike, I think it is good idea too. She wants to order a Pelaton, sight unseen. I would agree it is probably a great product, but I usually like to shop around abit, before I drop $2,000+. What does the THT crowd have to say? BTW, we are 62 & 55 YO. THX for all replies
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You can hang clothes off a $400 stationary bike just like you can a $2,000 stationary bike.

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Have the Peloton - its pretty good. Absolutely no complaints. No idea what Scwinn offers. But the app, classes and "stuff" are great. There is a monthly fee. As far as it being a clothes hanger, yea if you are not into exercise anything you buy is a waste. My family wears things out with use.
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We have a Peloton.

From a hardware perspective it’s solid but not enough to justify the price difference but content is IMO the best on the market.

the programming is high quality, huge selection to suit just about anybody. We also use the stretching/yoga/core workout content as well.

The real question is will you use it? My wife and I both workout regularly and had memberships at several different places pre peloton so I was confident we would use it.

I miss some of the competitiveness from in person spin or orange theory style classes but the convenience factor outweighs that.
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also have a Peloton. The classes are great with awesome music. Enjoy the FTP powerzone training modules. Good investment if you use it regularly. This me and the wife have over 2300 rides combined, so we get our monies worth with it.
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had a peloton.
great quality and great idea, but expensive for what it is. they packaged it nicely so its a one stop shop.
i used it for a couple months. then less and less. then i couldnt justify spending $40/month for the subscription that i hardly use. once you dont have the subscription, there is even less motivation.

alternative is buy any other bike for 1/4 the cost, then slap an ipad on the handles and pay the monthly Peloton subscription.

when i decided to get rid of my Peloton, i listed it for sale on craigslist, its was sold and picked up in 4 hours, for 85% of what i paid new.
I understand the wait for the peloton is long now, months out. and the market for used ones is also crazy.
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peloton or NordicTrack

you'll be happy with either.
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I have a Sunny and use it regularly. It was about $250 and very quiet. I also have an ipad and, if I want to use it, a TV in the same room. YouTube has tons of free videos for spinning classes that I can stream to the ipad or tv. I'm just not sure how Peloton adds value to that setup to justify the pricing difference.
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After research, doing several side-by-side comparisons of the Peloton and the NordicTrack I went with the NordicTrack. Both are solid bikes and both have great support and video training. The NordicTrack was a bit less expensive and preferred by most of the comparison reviewers. Have had ours for 3 months now and it gets used about 10 times a week between my wife and I. Happy with the product.
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Peloton since 2016. My wife used it a few times a week since we moved and she couldn’t walk to her flywheel classes any more. I was a very infrequent rider. Covid hit and this past summer I started riding 3-4x a week. No complaints except at some point we need to upgrade our screen because of the AFE and connectivity issues.

Wife purchased a Mirror start of Covid so she really hasn’t touched the peloton.

Two small kids at home it’s perfect for us.
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Pelton quality is top notch... . But my gym has stationary substitutes and they are suprisi good. Unless you want the online classes I'd look elsewhere
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we have a LeMond equal in quality to Peloton but half the cost. no subscription trainers though.
we simply watch training rides on youtube while riding.
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Yeah, the thing with the Peloton isn't the bike, it's the classes. I was shocked because you'd never get me to a "spin class" in a million years, but 20 mins on the peloton in a "class" and I'm sweating as much as an hour biking on my own.

Until I hung ONE shirt on it. Silver lining, as above, I bought it used for 80% of new, I'll sell it for 75% of new, etc.

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If you already have a bike, a wahoo kickr and a subscription to sufferfest ($15 a month maybe at most) will get you in ridiculous bike shape. Zwift is hugely popular for smart trainers but more social
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Check out the Rogue Echo Bike and reviews for it. While not a traditional stationary bike, IMO it is better both for the interval training and for extended work outs.
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get yourself a $400 stationary, a $200 tablet, and a $25 mount. BAM - you're set, and YOU control all of the content. Want to ride while watching some tarpon chasing on Waypoint TV? DONE.
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Went with a Schwinn 270 Recumbent. Works well and has an app that tracks stats for a couple of users. Only issue I had was that it will not work outside in the humidity of Florida. Tried to use it on the patio and the sensor would not register any speed; took it apart to see if there was something stuck, but nothing. But once I brought is back inside, it works fine again.
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Make sure you get one with multiple appendages sticking out to hang more clothes on.....
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What about a rowing machine?
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
What about a rowing machine?
We just got the concept 2. Ten weeks out but worth the wait. We were thinking about peloton but we didn’t have a study with a commanding view of the city or panoramic Mountain View.

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