By now, everyone's heard of Peloton, and if you're thinking, "Isn't that the absurdly expensive stationary bike?" you're ... sort of right. As someone who's been riding with them in-studio since 2015 and on my own bike at home since 2020, I think these bikes are worth their high price tags, and then some. That said, they were marked down during Amazon's Peloton Cyber Monday sale — wait, scratch that — they're still marked down! If you're curious about hopping on the Peloton train, er, bike yourself, snag one while it's $350 off.
Why is it a good Cyber Monday deal?
This Peloton bike is currently down to its Prime Day price of $1,095, from $1,445, and according to our price trackers, that's an all-time low. (Peloton sales are also few and far between.) Keep in mind that with the Peloton app, you and your family will have practically every type of home workout under the sun right at your fingertips, so in the long run, it'll cost less than joining a gym.
Why do I need this?
Alright, it's a bike that doesn't go anywhere — what could be so special, you ask? For starters, it's hands-down the smoothest stationary bike I've ever ridden, and I've been to over a dozen spin studios in New York City. I've never really gravitated towards exercise, but I can honestly say that discovering Peloton has been a total game-changer, and I actually look forward to working out thanks to the vast assortment of classes they offer.
What really sets it apart is the variety of classes made available to you via the app, which costs $44 per month for an All-Access membership (it's 100% worth it, as your entire household will be able to use it). Not only will you be able to choose from thousands of rides, you'll also be able to take classes like barre, yoga, strength-training and more without having to leave your house. So convenient, and with winter coming up, you won't have to drag yourself to the gym in the cold.
Now, back to the bike. It's equipped with a touchscreen over the handles that's super easy to navigate, even for my tech-challenged self. Once you've hooked it up to wifi, created a profile and clipped in (more on spin shoes below), you'll be able to choose classes based on type, length, instructor, muscle group — even music. (I'm a fan of Cody Rigsby's '90s rides myself, since they literally feel like dance parties.) Once you've done enough rides, you'll get a feel for the types of classes that resonate with you, and because there are so many categories, I find that there's almost always a class I look forward to taking. After all, mustering up the motivation to get on the bike in the first place is often the hardest part.
Riding the Peloton
I'd taken a few spin classes before getting on a Peloton bike, and I could instantly tell it was a superior model. The handlebars and seat can be adjusted to your comfort level, and in all my years riding, I've always marveled at how smooth the pedals feel. Of course, if you're new to spinning, you'll likely want to ease into it, and Peloton has plenty of beginner rides to help you acclimate. As far as the basics are concerned, there's an orange knob in the center of the bike, below the handlebars. To increase resistance, you'll turn it to the right, and vice versa. That's really the only adjustment you'll have to make throughout the class; otherwise, you can focus on your form, speed and breath.
One of the things I love most about Peloton is the low-impact nature of it. I'd tried running in the past, but it always felt rough on my body. With the bike, you're suspended which takes some of the pressure off, but make no mistake — it's a killer workout! From speed intervals to climbing hills, the classes can be as challenging as you want them to be, and I get a sense of comfort knowing the super-supportive instructors are right there with me (well, via screen anyway). I also find the progress trackers to be very motivating — you'll be able to track your miles ridden and calories burned, along with output during your class, and you might even see a virtual high-five from another rider who happens to be taking the class at the same time pop up on your screen, which always gives me a little serotonin boost. Those post-workout endorphins are a real mood-lifter, too.
One thing I will say — while the bike is pretty slim and doesn't take up much space, it's very heavy. I highly recommend opting for professional assembly to ensure it's set up properly and to save your back!
What reviewers say
Don't just take my word for it — here's what verified Amazon customers had to say.
"I'd heard good things about the Peloton bike but was worried that it would hurt my knees (I'm over 50 with [a] family history of bad knees) or that my bottom would be tired of sitting in the saddle," shared one satisfied shopper. "Well, I've had the bike for over a month now and I'm addicted. The variety of workouts once you subscribe to their app (there are plenty of options that aren't on the bike) has helped with dropping a couple pounds and suddenly I'm motivated to work out for as little as 10-15 minutes a day just to keep my streak going. I'll do the bike for part of my workout and pick a strength workout, too."
"As for all the hype around the Peloton — BELIEVE IT," declared another fan. "I’ve ridden my bike every day since I got it and I look forward to it. The assortment of rides is endless and are as short as five minutes — no excuses! ... I absolutely love my bike and feel lucky to have one."
"I was skeptical of Peloton," admitted a convert. "When the weather got colder and rain started to settle in this season, I decided to take the plunge. The bike has performed wonderfully so far. No issues. The entire family is using it now, and it has been a game-changer ... The ONLY complaint is the saddle. It could be a bit better, but it is adequate for my 30-mile daily rides. Perhaps a little more adjustment on my side is needed, but overall I couldn't be happier." (Psst: This No. 1 bestselling gel seat cover is compatible with Peloton in case you'd like some extra cushioning.)
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"It's a life-changer," raved a reviewer. "With today's unpredictable schedules, it's wonderful to have instant access to cycling and so many inspiring classes/instructors. We love the wider screen and that it can be pivoted for non-bike, on-the-mat workouts in yoga, strength, stretching, etc. Like having a home gym with a small footprint."
"I've got to hand it to Peloton biking shoes — they're absolutely deserving of a solid 5-star rating in my book," wrote a cyclist. "These shoes have completely elevated my cycling game. First things first, the fit is exceptional. They cradle my feet in a way that makes pedaling a dream. And the quality is clear — they're built to go the distance. What really seals the deal for me is how seamlessly they work with my Peloton bike. Attaching the cleats is a breeze, and the power transfer during my rides is super smooth. And let's not forget style — these shoes don't just perform, they look good doing it. ... All in all, Peloton biking shoes have become a staple in my cycling routine. They bring comfort, durability and a touch of flair to every ride. If you're into Peloton, these shoes are a must-have."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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