As of early 2022, the Peloton Bike Plus is Peloton's top bike model. It includes a large screen, is 3-way adjustable, motorized resistance, a massive library of content, all sort of features and functionality, and much more. The question is, at close to 2,900 dollars shipped, is this bike worth it?
Going back to the original Peloton and now Peloton Bike Plus, something that has always stood out is build quality. As soon as you start to ride it, you feel like you are on something well built and that is going to last. I have put my time into both of these bikes and have had no issues. Compared to other manufacturers, Peloton bikes seem to have a lesser likelihood of having problems.
Nothing else matters if the bike cannot provide quality resistance. This Peloton handles all segments of resistance very well. The resistance itself is smooth, supportive, and has an overall high quality feel to it. Range is fantastic. You can dial in light to hard riding while being able to make micro adjustments to fit your exact needs. Top end resistance gets very challenging which all bikes cannot provide. End to end, resistance is done very well on this bike.
The screen is very well designed. It is large, very well located, and has a great picture quality to it. Speakers get decently loud while maintaining quality and having a decent range to the sound they provide. The screen swivels making this more than just a bike. You can use it to perform all sorts of off the bike content. Because of the screen size, you do not need to be right next to it to enjoy the experience. Overall, the screen performs very well and really adds to the overall Peloton experience.
Easy to navigate and well thought out. Much like most connected fitness product user interfaces, they keep it simple so anyone can just in, use it, and almost instantly feel comfortable. They have a large amount of content and the user interface makes it easy to find what you are looking for.
Peloton's original claim to fame was their wide range of studio content from different instructors, different ride types, different music... point is, tons of variety. If you like studio rides, Peloton is going to have plenty of options for you. But Peloton kept expanding. They now offer a wide array of off the bike content. Recently introduced instructor guided scenic rides offer a completely different type of ride for those that still want an instructor led environment but would rather feel like they were traveling to amazing destinations. They also launched a gaming mode that allows you to build points and rank up based on how well you do in the game. This can be highly motivating for people that would prefer games over instructors or just a way to mix up the way you use the Peloton.
Peloton is one of the top options out there in the connected fitness bike space. Amazing build quality, high-end resistance, so easy to use, and a wonderful variety of content types that continues to grow. Other high quality options exist so it is important to pick the bike that you will enjoy the most, but Peloton is one of the top choices.