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Christmas is right around the corner and I predict that the Peloton bike to be this year’s No. 1 gift for at home exercise enthusiasts. Although, I don’t know how they will sneak it under the tree –  it’s like those Lexus commercials with the car in the driveway with the big  red bow…

Peloton is the leader in the spin-at-home movement but not everyone can afford to buy a Peloton bike and then pay its $39 monthly fee.  I can’t, that is for sure.  That is where the genius of their Peloton App comes into play.  For only $19.50 per month, I can access all of the same live and on-demand classes on my own less expensive bike.  If you follow my blog, I’ve been preaching about this for a while now.  It’s great.

If you are thinking of giving someone an exercise bike this Christmas but can’t go all in with the Peloton, there are many other types of bikes out there that can be paired with the Peloton App.

Hi Gang,

Its been almost two years since I started using the Peloton App with my Sunny Spin Bike and my Wahoo cadence and speed sensors.  What an amazing experience.  I am in the best shape of my life and more importantly I have proven to myself that I have a passion for spinning – I am so happy with the variety of Peloton class options, have exercised my butt off and the bike didn’t turn into a clothes hanger.

Now its time for me to consider an upgrade.  Why?  For no reason in particular.  My Sunny still works great.  I just want to move to more of a commercial grade excerise bike.  I have stashed away $100 per month for the past two years and I am deciding between a Keiser M3i and of course, the Peloton.

After doing a LOT of research comparing and contrasting the two spin bikes – thought I would share what I found.

I get a lot of emails asking me to respond with a simple list of all the bits and bobs needed to use the Peloton App  with your own spin bike (meaning, without the actual Peloton bike).  Well, in addition to replying to those emails, I thought that I would post my advice here, too.

Of course, my detailed review of the Peloton App with all the lovely pictures and videos can be found in my super popular Peloton Alternative post!

Here is my list

The most frequent questions I get about using the Peloton App with my Sunny Bike are about resistance.   The questions generally go something like this:

  • How do I measure resistance on my Sunny?
  • Is there anything similar to the Wahoo cadence sensor that will measure resistance?
  • How do I convert Peloton resistance when using my own bike with the Peloton App?
  • Is knowing your resistance worth the extra money to buy the Peloton bike?
  • How do I  convert Peloton resistance to my Sunny or Keiser M3i?

My answer is always the same.  Let go of not knowing. Work hard. Get sweaty. Let your fitness do the talking.

I chalk it up to FOMO (fear of missing out). But if you absolutely, positively need to know your Peloton resistance, I have some advice:

What works for me?

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