Peloton exercise bike

buffaloboro

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FatCat

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So I did my first Live Class today - I wanted to see how it was. The lady instructor dropped the F Bomb about four times along with a couple of other expletives. I slowed down on the first one thinking did she really just say that.

I was a bit surprised to be honest - are all the instructors like that?
 

buffaloboro

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So I did my first Live Class today - I wanted to see how it was. The lady instructor dropped the F Bomb about four times along with a couple of other expletives. I slowed down on the first one thinking did she really just say that.

I was a bit surprised to be honest - are all the instructors like that?
No they are not.. You have to try a few different rides with different instructors until you find a style or certain personalities that you like
 

The_Lizards_Jumpers

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The whole instructor thing is mental, especially in the States.

Mrs Jumpers and her mates went to a live class in the NYC studios a couple of years ago, and her friend (American) who was a very early adopter of Peloton was star struck at meeting this woman who'd she'd been working out with for a year or so.

If ever I see Mrs Jumpers on it, I usually laugh at the instructors who are so very cheesy (even the British ones). It's one of the reasons I couldn't get on with Soul Cycle as I used to crack up at some of the things the instructor was saying (although it's dark in there so no one could see me).
 

buffaloboro

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The whole instructor thing is mental, especially in the States.

Mrs Jumpers and her mates went to a live class in the NYC studios a couple of years ago, and her friend (American) who was a very early adopter of Peloton was star struck at meeting this woman who'd she'd been working out with for a year or so.

If ever I see Mrs Jumpers on it, I usually laugh at the instructors who are so very cheesy (even the British ones). It's one of the reasons I couldn't get on with Soul Cycle as I used to crack up at some of the things the instructor was saying (although it's dark in there so no one could see me).
Jumps, it's whatever works. Before my knee injury I was an avid rower. Now I'm just glad that I can do something .
I didn't enjoy it at first but I'm happy to pay the£ . Since April I've done more exercise because of peleton than I would have without it.
 

Statto1

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Do you see no irony in criticising Peloton on cost as just being a spin bike whilst eyeing up a £4700 bike for yourself?
Sorry, I missed this.

Yes, I would see the irony in that, but without intending to get on a high horse, my point was about the average person, not about myself, I don't earn an average wage.

My issues is I know a couple of people on 20k that have bought peloton bikes, which to me seems a bit silly, especially for the use they get (or don't get). Equally I know loads on 20k that like the idea of them, but won't get one because it's too expensive. I was pointing out some alternatives, that some people are not as aware of.

I fully understand a £4,700 bike is madness to 99% of people, I said so earlier myself (y)

If you apply your own logic you could simply buy various cheaper ones that almost do what you want them to couldn't you?

Yes, that was also my point.

I provided a similar priced alternative to peloton for 3k, which was for a £800 road bike, a £400 mountain bike, a Kickr smart £1,000, two years of zwift (Nov-March) months only, £13 x 10 = £130. 2 years of strava £100 and £500 worth of cycling gear. Same cost, more bases covered. You can still do spinning workouts on this option too. You could even sub out some of that and get a peloton membership?

Someone could do the above with a £300 second hand road bike, £200 second hand hard tail mountain bike, or even a £500 gravely bike or hybrid instead. There's cheaper smart trainer options too, or not even smart trainers and using zwift (or not).

A lot of people are scared of road bikes (I don't advise riding on busy roads unless comfortable) or have never been on one or have never ridden down very basic trail on a mountain bike, as an adult. If they gave it a go and had the right clothing most would really enjoy it, and it gives more options. The clothing is a big factor like, having crap kit can make it awful.


Each to their own though, if people are on decent money and can afford Peloton without much of a dent, and it gets use all year round then great. Any exercise should be encouraged.
 

buffaloboro

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Stats, you're right, loads of options and definitely wise not to invest too much into anything until you're sure.
I know someone who bought a cheap indoor bike and told herself that she would use that for 6 months to be sure.
She cut back on other areas to pay for the peleton bike down the line.
 

FatCat

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Had another go yesterday - I really enjoying it so far - got my hem and cadence all synced up now.

I’m tempted to buy the hue lights like the Fair86, given your reccomendation ms have been spot on so far Fair which lights would you recommend? The Mrs thinks I’m bonkers to get the lights which is probably true but I like going all in on stuff like this!!
 
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