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Peloton Alternatives – 7 Affordable Ways to Bike at Home

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Want to spin your booty off (or spin to build up your booty)? Peloton bikes are super popular and pretty dang expensive. Here are 7 affordable Peloton alternatives so you can get your spin on while you keep more money in your wallet.

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Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Peloton Bikes

Down the street from us is a small spin studio. Normal-looking people walk into the studio and sweat-dripping, wobbly-legged people walk out. They look happy. This is spin class.

With covid and lockdowns, many cities have gyms and fitness studios completely closed. And even when spin studios were open, some people prefer to only feel their own sweat when they workout, thankyouverymuch.

The spin class bike au choice*, the Peloton, has become a cult hit in the indoor cycle world. It is the crème de la crème (last one for now) of indoor bikes.

*Be prepared for some faux/awkward French to make its way into this article on alternatives to Peloton bikes (the word Peloton comes from a French term for the pack of riders in a road bike race).

A Peloton bike is more than just an ordinary indoor stationary bike. Peloton bikes have a large touchscreen attached where you can watch live or recorded cycle classes. For exercise data junkies, they offer a myriad of options to track while you exercise.

But these Peloton bikes are not cheap (they’re $2,300+). Since I’m all about passing along money-saving hacks for all areas of your life, this article is all about affordable Peloton alternatives.

7 of the Best Peloton Alternatives

Whether you want to exercise at home to stay fit, keep up with your kids, or because you have a goal to lose weight (see this post on ways to get paid to lose weight), spinning is a great workout that burns mega calories.

If you want a Peloton DIY at a fraction of the cost, get one of the indoor exercise bikes below, and use free spin classes on YouTube. You can also sign up for a Pelaton monthly membership, and watch the classes on your own device while using a peloton alternative bike.

When selecting the best Peloton alternatives, we looked at price, features, and reviews. All the indoor bikes below have excellent reviews regarding noise level of the bike. Customers were happy with how quiet the following bikes are.

1. Sunny Health and Fitness Indoor Cycling Bike

This Sunny Health exercise bike includes stat reader that monitors time, speed, distance, calories, odometer, RPM, and pulse (display shows one at a time).

List Price: $499

Features:

Seat: 4-way adjustable
Pedals: Caged
Magnetic resistance
Transport wheels
Device holder for your tablet or phone
Maximum weight: 265 lbs
Water bottle holder

2. L NOW Indoor Exercise Cycling Stationary Bike

The monitor on the L NOW LD-577 exercise bike displays RPM, time, distance, heart rate, and speed simultaneously.

Simultaneous display isn’t a common feature with most of these peloton alternatives; this might be a feature that’s important to some people.

List Price: $798

Features:

Seat: 4-way adjustable
Pedals: Caged
Friction resistance
Transport wheels
Maximum weight: 350 lbs
Water bottle holder

3. Ativafit IC-702

You can track your time, speed, distance, calories and odometer on the LCD monitor with this peloton alternative by Ativafit.

List Price: $399.99

Features:

Seat: 4-way adjustable
Pedals: Caged
Friction resistance
Transport wheels
Device holder for your tablet or phone
Maximum weight: 275 lbs
Water bottle holder

4. Pooboo A2

The Pooboo A2 exercise bike offers an affordable peloton alternative that has magnetic resistance for a great price.

The LCD monitor on this indoor bike displays exercise time, speed, distance and calories.

List Price: $299.99

Features:

Seat: 4-way adjustable
Pedals: Caged
Magnetic resistance
Transport wheels
Device holder for tablet or phone
Maximum weight: 280 lbs

5. Yosuda L-001A

The LCD monitor on the Yosuda L-001A exercise bike tracks your time, speed, distance, calories burned, and odometer.

List Price: $399.99

Features:

Seat: 4-way adjustable
Pedals: Caged
Friction resistance
Transport wheels
Device holder for phone
Maximum weight: 270 lbs
Water bottle holder

6. Harison HR-B1850 PRO

The LCD monitor on the Harison HR-B1850 indoor exercise bike displays time, speed, distance, calories, RPM, odometer, heart rate, and scans through all of those stats as well.

List Price: $319

Features:

Seat: 4-way adjustable
Pedals: Caged
Friction resistance
Transportation wheels
Device holder for phone
Maximum weight: 280 lbs
Water bottle holder

7. FLEXISPOT Home Office Standing Desk Exercise Bike

Now for a Peloton alternative that is very different from the others in this review: The Flexispot desk exercise bike. It can be used as either a standing desk or an exercise bike. Counteract the effects of sitting all day working from home with this desk exercise bike.

List Price: $476

Features:

LCD monitor
Desk
Adjustable bike seat
Large surface to hold laptop and cell phone
Wrist rest

Et voila! I hope you found this article on alternatives to Peloton bikes helpful. Even though they are less expensive than the original Peloton, I’m sure you will still look chic on your Peloton alternative bike. Send pictures s’il vous plait! (the awkward French came back)

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing these alternatives. I looked forward to weekly spin classes at the gym that is no more because of COVID. Not sure which one is my favorite. Need to do a bit more research. Seems Peloton is a bit pricier because of the class programming that comes with it which I don’t see provided in any of the alternatives. I suppose I could crank up the music and create my own routine.
    #InspireMeMondays

    1. Thanks Yvonne! Glad you found these Peloton alternatives helpful. With the Peloton bike you still need to purchase the monthly membership to have the classes. You can purchase the same membership and use it with these Peloton bike alternatives.

  2. This is helpful. There are no bikes to be bought in area stores and I have struck out on the resale markets. I will need to find and order online. i will check these out!
    (visiting from Pitstop- nice to “meet you”

    1. I’m glad these peloton alternatives are helpful! Same thing in our city – bikes are sold out locally (and now cross-country skis are getting hard to find locally too!). Thanks for visiting 🙂

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