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2020-11-24 10:24:28 AM  
9 votes:

edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.


How were we supposed to know the lengths they would go to to keep people shut inside, away form the gym?  Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.
 
2020-11-24 10:55:07 AM  
8 votes:
Get outside and shovel
 
2020-11-24 10:54:53 AM  
7 votes:
Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


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Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.
 
2020-11-24 11:12:14 AM  
6 votes:

amb: I looked into one when a coworker raved about it. Bike is marked up 200-300%, and you are supposed to get a subscription for $39 a month. Norditrak was less than half the cost. You can find the bike Peloton rebrands for $600-900. At least it looks +90% the same. Norditrak ones are very similar. The difference between the various bikes I looked at was the screen and maybe accessories. My neighbor got a Peloton earlier this year. He offered to let me try it out, but I don't have cycling shoes right now.


They have done a hell of a job branding the thing as a premium piece of equipment.
Buy a real bike, no need for super high end... streets are still open.
 
2020-11-24 12:08:11 PM  
5 votes:
If you own a bike already, rollers are much more economical and practical; you get to ride your own bike! Have been doing this as the weather turns to crap for years.
 
2020-11-24 11:22:22 AM  
5 votes:
Peloton is like Yeti Coolers- Insanely overpriced as a "lifestyle brand".

Meaning if you're an idiot and like to pay 4-5x for a product just to brag you own it, go find a hobby.
 
2020-11-24 10:59:17 AM  
5 votes:
50 bucks, I will show up to your house with this bad boy a bullhorn and  a disco ball and yell at you for an hour to to faster.

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2020-11-24 10:51:48 AM  
5 votes:
How am I going to masturbate to the female instructors now?
 
2020-11-24 11:02:13 AM  
4 votes:
The Peloton bike is not a great bike. You are much better off getting a better spin bike and getting the Peloton app. The app is actually cheaper if you don't have their bike. You can get a better bike cheaper.
Their classes aren't that great. My wife is a spin instructor and is consistently disappointed by their instructors.
 
2020-11-24 10:54:09 AM  
4 votes:
There are lots of alternatives that work with the Peloton app. I know a few people with Pelotons and they always say the classes are the best part, well you can get them on the app and use a bunch of other spin bikes. The only thing missing is the "leaderboards", so I guess if you're a super competitive type, that'll suck.
 
2020-11-24 4:04:06 PM  
3 votes:

orbister: FTFA, they've had to drop the price.


I believe that's because they introduced a new more expensive version.  The lower price one is the older model.

Tonto's Expanding Headband: Get a real bike. Get a set of rollers. Or if you are a klutz, get a bike trainer.

Ride indoors as needed. Take bike outside and ride more.

If you need a someone running a spin class to get you to exercise, you don't really want to exercise.


Or how about we just let people exercise however they like if it actually gets them to exercise?  shiat, I like outdoor riding too, but you'd think Peloton was out there farking some poster's wives with the reaction around here.  There's a ton of people out there who "don't want to exercise."  It's kind of a normal feeling.  But if a $2K bike gets them to actually do it, then who cares?

Oh, and has anyone made the coat rack joke yet?
 
2020-11-24 2:12:22 PM  
3 votes:

Tonto's Expanding Headband: Get a real bike. Get a set of rollers. Or if you are a klutz, get a bike trainer.

Ride indoors as needed. Take bike outside and ride more.

If you need a someone running a spin class to get you to exercise, you don't really want to exercise.


Getting good "real" bike is also just as difficult
 
2020-11-24 11:23:39 AM  
3 votes:
Awww the giant money dump has delays? I feel so sorry for them

/Apple Fitness+ is going to obliterate them. The people will try it out of convenience, and the equipment manufactures will jump at them to "integrate" to put Peleton out of business
 
2020-11-24 4:55:57 PM  
2 votes:

Tonto's Expanding Headband: Get a real bike. Get a set of rollers. Or if you are a klutz, get a bike trainer.

Ride indoors as needed. Take bike outside and ride more.

If you need a someone running a spin class to get you to exercise, you don't really want to exercise.


As a practical matter, high intensity workouts cannot be done outside unless you have some empty trails around.  Puttering around at 150 Watts for a few hours?  Sure, but that's only one kind of workout.  Intervals or tabatas or anything over about 20 MPH is just begging for an accident on a busy trail, though, especially if you're sharing with pedestrians.
 
2020-11-24 12:49:34 PM  
2 votes:
Get a real bike. Get a set of rollers. Or if you are a klutz, get a bike trainer.

Ride indoors as needed. Take bike outside and ride more.

If you need a someone running a spin class to get you to exercise, you don't really want to exercise.
 
2020-11-24 11:04:22 AM  
2 votes:
People sure are in a hurry for something they'll just stow away in their garage.
 
2020-11-24 8:12:56 PM  
1 vote:

brantgoose: To be honest, I thought Pelaton was some kind of card or gambling game.

It sounds French, like chemin de fer.


Pelotón is a term for the main group of riders bunch together in a cycling race.  Because people switch out at the front, the people behind can save energy by drafting, so the pelotón can frequently go faster than an individual or small group of riders (like a breakaway) can.

You ride better with the peloton.  It's a good name for a bike whose selling point is allowing you to train at home with a bunch of other people.  Like a pelotón, so to speak.
 
2020-11-24 8:04:04 PM  
1 vote:

Erik_Emune: Just here to point out that in my fair home country, the word "peloton" pronounced in French has bicycling connotations - but in Danish, it's almost exclusively used as the second part of "eksekutionspeloton" - and yes, that means "firing squad".


In northern Mexico, it used to be some guy that was really lazy and a moocher had heavy balls.  So a pelotón was a la y moocher guy.  Not sure if it's still used much.
 
2020-11-24 6:20:43 PM  
1 vote:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: amb: I looked into one when a coworker raved about it. Bike is marked up 200-300%, and you are supposed to get a subscription for $39 a month. Norditrak was less than half the cost. You can find the bike Peloton rebrands for $600-900. At least it looks +90% the same. Norditrak ones are very similar. The difference between the various bikes I looked at was the screen and maybe accessories. My neighbor got a Peloton earlier this year. He offered to let me try it out, but I don't have cycling shoes right now.

They have done a hell of a job branding the thing as a premium piece of equipment.
Buy a real bike, no need for super high end... streets are still open.


For less than the cost of peleton you can get a really nice road bike, a good indoor trainer, and a subscription to Zwift or some other VR service.  And you have a bike you can actually ride places when you're not inside.
 
2020-11-24 3:37:47 PM  
1 vote:

Mycroft_Holmes_IV: I ordered my future coat rack (recumbent exercise bike) off Amazon last week and they delivered it two days later.  No fancy membership or apps involved.  Just plopped down in front of the TV.

Mostly it's an attempt to not completely atrophy by spring.


That's kind of how we set up - though we started in the beforetime. So there was plenty of inventory to get good prices on both the exercise gear and A/V system that suited us and the space available. I like outdoor biking too, but it's never been the same kind of exercise as the recumbent (or its current replacement, a rowing machine).

Most of my TV time is while I exercise now.
 
2020-11-24 11:58:48 AM  
1 vote:

stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


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Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.


This could actually work for guys.  The better you do while bicycling, the larger her picture is on screen.  Soon the guys using the bike have to make a choice to either pedal faster/longer and use higher resistance, or get a bigger TV to watch her on.

Add in a bit of graphical editing so you can set up your custom bicycle ride (15 minutes, half hour, full hour, etc), the Peloton provides feedback to the app to let the app know how good you are doing (resistance vs endurance), and it could motivate a few people.

On the corporate recording side, it would have the model filmed from a variety of distances while bicycling.  The setup and cooldown videos of her challenging and congratulating the rider are spliced onto the front and end of a series of clips showing her bicycling (and the clips would be slightly different lengths to make the splicing less obvious), with a warm room so the sweat/glow looks authentic.

Various outfits for the model would allow for several weeks before her outfits start to repeat. Combine that with green-screen backgrounds to simulate different outdoor areas.
 
2020-11-24 11:39:47 AM  
1 vote:

Red Shirt Blues: abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.

Yes, but the sellers want pretty much what they paid for it.


Yeah this is true and aggravating. Some years ago I was looking for a mini-fridge that I could use to turn into a kegerator. Figured I could get one someone wanted to get rid of for $50 or so and I didn't care what it looked like. I ended up just buying a new one at home depot cause it was cheaper than any that I found on craigslist.

I guess a lot of people just don't understand the concept of depreciation.
 
2020-11-24 11:22:35 AM  
1 vote:

Red Shirt Blues: abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.

Yes, but the sellers want pretty much what they paid for it.


Assholes. They should be asking what they'd get for a car. About half off the moment it is driven off the lot unless it is a good car like a Mercedes, well-maintained, in which case it might be as much as 90% of sticker price.
 
2020-11-24 11:20:35 AM  
1 vote:

abhorrent1: Has anyone checked craigslist? There's probably a good number of them out there that are barely used.


Yes, but the sellers want pretty much what they paid for it.
 
2020-11-24 11:08:40 AM  
1 vote:

cryinoutloud: Marcus Aurelius: edmo: I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.
How were we supposed to know the lengths they would go to to keep people shut inside, away form the gym?  Not many companies will engineer a pandemic to boost sales.  That takes real vision.

No, it's been in the works for some time now.

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It's funny how everybody just seems to be going along with it, like a bunch of......just following each other off a cliff, like a bunch......I can't even think of a word.


If I were to write a smug, upper class WASP villain for a movie/show today, he'd gush about how w/ all the apps and gig workers, he never has to learn the help's names ever again.
 
2020-11-24 11:03:05 AM  
1 vote:
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I figure at some point she's going to off herself, and her Peloton will go on Craig's List.
 
2020-11-24 10:59:52 AM  
1 vote:

stuhayes2010: Buy a bowflex or Schwinn, same quality and doesn't marry you to the Peloton app (which is a really good app).


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Jess King, my favorite instructor, because she's got so much....talent.


I'll take that and a box of Emma Lovewell.

To go please.
 
2020-11-24 10:20:28 AM  
1 vote:
"Nobody buys Peloton because they're always sold out."
 
2020-11-24 10:16:48 AM  
1 vote:
I remember last year when the Farkiverse opined Peloton was reaching peak sales because there wouldn't be enough people willing to blow big bucks. Looks like there are.
 
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