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Peloton Bike vs. Peloton Bike Plus

Since the company’s launch in 2014 the company has been steadily growing in popularity, and exploded into the limelight in 2020, as exercising from home became the new norm. The demand for high-end spin bikes isn’t slowing and when Peloton unveiled its upgraded model — appropriately called”the Peloton Bike Plus — in September of 2020, right into the middle of the pandemic it satisfied a growing demand for high-end fitness equipment at home.

The latest, improved model is an ideal choice for Peloton fans who are super-fans. If you’re in the market for the perfect Peloton with a smaller budget it is now possible to purchase the original Peloton at a price that is a bit less than the latest model. If you’re thinking of purchasing an Peloton bike to use at home, read this guide to discover which bike is ideal for your needs and how the specifications and features differ.

Peloton Bike Plus Peloton Bike Plus can be described as the most current Peloton Bike model with every bell and whistle that an avid Peloton fan could desire. Apart from an upgraded, slightly larger touchscreen that turns (so you can also do other Peloton exercises, such as resistance training off from the bicycle) One of most important highlights is an Auto Follow option on the resistance knob, which lets the instructor automatically adjust the resistance of your bike according to their recommendations.

The bike is equipped with the ability to access live as well as online classes that have a leaderboard which lets you know which participants are taking classes along with you. You can also access measurements like cadence, power resistance, heart rate and cadence while you ride. Peloton Bike Plus Peloton Bike Plus is also compatible with Apple GymKit and Apple Watch that connects with your Peloton together with an Apple Watch for heart-rate monitoring integration.

Price: Starting at $1,995.

Its Peloton Bicycle is the first Peloton model, which has some of the features that are less streamlined than the updated model. If you’re looking for an authentic Peloton experience and would like to save 600 dollars, the first Peloton is sure to please.

The Peloton bike also gives you access to live classes and on-demand classes and provides you with the metrics for every class. You also get an access to the leaderboard which allows you to see who is riding alongside your class in real-time. The only thing you won’t find in this version of the Peloton Bike is the Apple Gym Kit integration, however, it is still possible to pair Bluetooth devices such as the heart-rate monitor or headphones that utilize ANT+.

Price: Starting at $1,445

Overview Which of the Peloton generations is the best for you?


The Peloton Plus is about $550 higher than that of the Peloton Bike, which is not an enormous cost difference when you think about the total cost of the purchase of a bicycle. If you already have an existing Peloton Bike, you could exchange it to receive a rebate of $700 in exchange for the purchase of the Peloton Bike Plus. The company also offers the Yoga and Toning accessories package ($149) as an additional benefit of the rebate.


Both bikes perform with respect to high-end quality. They have almost identical statistics in terms of performance and build quality, with a few minor distinctions. One of the most notable distinctions is the adjustment of the resistance knob digitally that is available on Peloton Bike Plus with the option to auto Follow in class.


The technology features of both bikes are alike, but they differ in one respect: the Peloton Bike Plus does have 4GB of RAM, compared against that of the Peloton Bike’s two GB. Both bikes have the capacity of 16GB internal memory. Peloton Bike Plus Peloton Bike Plus has a USB-C charging port that makes it convenient to charge devices while riding. The original Peloton comes with an ordinary USB port. Both models of bikes come with Bluetooth.


Its Peloton Bike sound system is slightly less powerful, sporting two stereo speakers in the rear system that has 16 watts of power total. Its Peloton Bike Plus has 26 Watts of total power, 2.2 channel front-facing stereo speakers, and 2.2 back-facing speakers.


Both bikes measure roughly the same size and occupy the same space. The bikes are 2-foot by 4-foot footprint and Peloton suggests that you have at minimum 8-foot ceilings in the space in which you’ll use the bicycle. Also, you should have about 2 feet space on all 4 sides as per Peloton.


Both bikes feature touchscreens, but there are slight differences in the dimensions. For instance, the Peloton Bike Plus screen comes at 23.8 inches and the standard Peloton bike has 21.5 inches. The Bike Plus model has the rotation feature. It could be a game changer for those who love Peloton workouts outside of the bike, and would like to just swivel your screen to move your weights in a different area close to the bike. The Bike Plus comes with a reduced-reflective and anti-smudge coatings, which the bike that came before it isn’t equipped with.


The bikes are expected to have an eightto 10 weeks wait for delivery on March 1. The cost for delivery and assembly is not an additional cost and is included in the cost of the bike.