These Premium Fitness Bikes Are *Almost* As Good as the Coveted Peloton

Mia Maguire
These Premium Fitness Bikes Are *Almost* As Good as the Coveted Peloton
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At-home fitness bikes are certainly nothing new—especially for those who work from home or simply don’t have the extra hours in the day to make the commute back and forth—but they’ve never been quite as in-demand as they are nowadays. Given that many gyms, fitness studios, and some exercise classes are still closed for the time being, virtual fitness and at-home workouts have never been more popular. For cycling and spin aficionados, the premium Peloton bike has been a game-changer over the course of the last couple of years, allowing loyal converts to the $2K+bike to get the same in-class experience from the comfort of their own homes.

Unlike traditional exercise bikes, the Peloton is engineered with a slew of upgraded features that help keep you accountable and motivated—just like you would if you were going to an IRL class with a helpful instructor cheering you on. From live streaming functionality to 24/7 access to deluxe virtual fitness classes, and a super-advanced touch-screen that allows you to stream your favorite content and music, there’s plenty of reasons that justify the indoor bike’s steep price tag.

Fortunately, if you’re just not quite ready to shell out a month’s worth of rent to elevated your at-home workout setup, there are a slew of comparable alternatives to the Peloton bike at much more palatable price points. If you’re still not exactly comfortable with shelling out a grand for a bike, we get it. Luckily, there are plenty of other more affordable options to choose from as well. Scroll through below to check out our favorite Peloton bike dupes.

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Echelon Smart Connect EX1 Bike

Step up your spin game with Echelon’s Smart Connect EX1 Bike that’s more than half-off right now. It features adjustable resistance, a tablet and phone holder, adjustable foot cages and handbrakes. Plus, you get a 12-month membership on the Echelon app, where you can access live and demand classes.

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YOSUDA Indoor Cycling Stationary Bike

Featuring a crystal-clear LCD monitor to track your stats (heart rate, calories burned, distance, and speed) while you ride, this affordable indoor cycling bike also allows for customizable fit and resistance levels. It’s also designed with a cushioned, extra comfy seat to help minimize wobbling and prevent injury. It’s a whopping 40 percent off at the moment, so add it to your cart and check out ASAP.

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Cyclace Indoor Exercise Bike

Engineered with a fitness-tracking LCD panel to monitor your performance and keep your motivation in check, this super sturdy yet stable cycling bike is perfect for smaller spaces. It’s designed with wheels on its legs, which allows you to easily store it when not in use. The bike is on sale for 13 percent off, but clip the coupon to save an additional $50.

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PYHIGH Stationary Bicycle

This budget-friendly indoor bike features several of the same design elements as the original Peloton bikes, including an anti-loosing grade belt, reinforced steel petals, and a bi-directional flywheel for enhanced performance and ease of use.

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