Peloton: your ultimate guide

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Peloton has become one of the leaders of at-home workouts for cyclists, runners, yoga enthusiasts, and everyone in between, and over three million users have participated in the live and at-home workout sessions hosted by the platform.  Peloton has a starting price of £45/$49 per month, however, many users go the extra mile and purchase their own Peloton spin bike which they can set up anywhere at home, from the living room to the garage. The platform is wildly popular among recreational riders and everyday fitness enthusiasts, but not so much among those who identify as pure cyclists. So what is Peloton, and why does it draw such a different crowd compared to Zwift, TrainerRoad, and Sufferfest?  

What is Peloton?

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Zach is a freelance writer, the head of ZNehr Coaching, and an elite-level rider in road, track, and e-racing. He writes about everything cycling-related, from buyer's guides to product reviews and feature articles to power analyses. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Marian University-Indianapolis, Zach discovered a passion for writing that soon turned into a full-fledged career. In between articles, Zach spends his time working with endurance athletes of all abilities and ages at ZNehr Coaching. After entering the sport at age 17, Zach went on to have a wonderful road racing career that included winning the 2017 Collegiate National Time Trial Championships and a 9th place finish at the 2019 US Pro National Time Trial Championships. Nowadays, Zach spends most of his ride time indoors with NeXT eSport.