You’ve asked and I answered. With permission from Peloton App User #Libow, I’ve posted a pretty comprehensive review of about 40 different spin bikes to use with the Peloton App (at a fraction of the price). This list includes almost everything you will need to know to help you decide which at-home spin bike is best for you and your budget.
Read on to access the spreadsheet.
I wish I had something like this when I was deciding on my first spin bike (and the inspiration for my original Peloton App review).
As for me, you all know that after taking 500+ rides on my very affordable Sunny SF-B1509 that I recently upgraded to my beautiful Keiser M3i. I found this information very helpful in making my purchase decision. I still couldn’t fathom buying the actual Peloton.
It includes an in-depth analysis of the following features:
- Flywheel weight
- Resistance Type
- Belt or Chain
- Measure Resistance Range
- Cadence Monitor
- Tablet Holder
- LCD Display
- Heart Rate Monitor
- Requires Electricity
- Pedal Type
- Power Output
- Weight holder
Click HERE to download the complete list of spin bikes that can use the Peloton App!
So if you are interested in using your own bike with the Peloton App, I hope that you find this information and review as helpful as I did! Of course, if you choose a bike that doesn’t have an onboard computer with Bluetooth like my Sunny, you will want to pick up a Wahoo cadence sensor and a mat for under the bike.
UPDATE: I’ve had a few questions and thought I would clarify…you can use ANY bike with the Peloton App, not just the 40 or so on the spreadsheet!
Check my other posts for some more tips re: the Peloton!
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Can you tell me how the resistance levels on the Stryde bike compare to the resistance levels on the Peleton App? They are both leveled 1-100, but they don’t seem like 1 to 1 comparisons when on the bike.
Sorry but I am not that familiar with how the Stryde bike compares with the Peloton resistance. I am more familiar with the Sunny and Keiser.
Wondering what prompted you to upgrade your ride? I know you originally said the Peloton was too pricey and having over 500 rides on your Sunny, you must have been content. Mainly want to know what your motivation for the change. Was there a reason that you went from the lower cost alternative that you had, to the more expensive option? Mainly asking out of curiosity, I bought the Sunny alternative as I too was concerned my commitment would waver, my husband thinks I will ultimately want the more expensive option, I’m not sure at this point, my thinking is… Read more »
Hi Cindy, Great question. It simply came down to wanting something new. My Sunny was still working great but I was fulfilling a promise I made to myself to upgrade if I stuck with it. I stuck with it and decided to buy the Keiser. It was like when I bought my first car – it was cheap but functional. Eventually I wanted a better car. My new car was an upgrade and I sold my old car to my sister who used it for several more years. Similarly, I gave my Sunny to a friend and she loves it.… Read more »
Hi! This blog is amazing. Thanks so much. I want to set up the app on a tv using Amazon fire stick. I have an android phone. I will get the wahoo cadence and speed sensor. Do you know if using the fire stick app I will be able to see my cadence and resistance on the screen? Thank you!!
Thanks for the note. OK, I don’t use the Firestick but did a bit of research. It doesn’t look like your metrics will display on the screen via that setup but I am not 100% certain.
I’m about to purchase a bike because of your posts:)
I see you wrote here that you have the Sunny SF-B1002, but the link leads to the Sunny B1509. Can you confirm that you have the latter? I actually like the look of the first but not sure what the difference is. Also, they are both not on the spreadsheet so I just want to make sure that it’s correct.
Yes, I started with the Sunny B1509. Looks like it’s gone up about 15% in price.
(I’ll have to double check that spreadsheet, it’s not mine!!)
Don’t forget your disco ball!
I am just wondering as to why only those bikes on the spreadsheet can be used with the Peloton App?
Would it be possible for me to buy any spin bike then use the HR monitor and speed and cadence sensors. Sorry if you could explain a little further that would be much appreciated.
Yes, you can use other bikes and pair them with the sensors (along with the Peloton App).
The spreadsheet is simply a comprehensive comparison of 40 or so bikes.
Oh perfect thanks so much, your blog have been so useful! I cannot afford the Peloton bike and don’t want to be locked in so your hacks are so clever.
Take Care, Zoe
That is so great to hear! You will love the Peloton App!!
Thank you for the excellent bike compare info! Does Echelon Sport require an Echelon subscription to function? Not sure they can even do so but read something similar.
Hi Kevin, sorry, I suggest reaching out to Echelon.