Re: Peloton-style vs. Smart trainers?

Steve McCauley

Also, at the high end is Expresso bikes:

I used a beta version at a gym one very rainy winter and it was amazing.
I've never ridden an indoor bike that so closely mimics real climbs, etc.
The virtual reality programs were mesmerizing.

VERY pricey though.
(wish I had room in the house....)

On Sun, Sep 6, 2020 at 9:27 AM Mike Moore <mrmoore.usa@...> wrote:
Hi everybody!   As we are fond of saying in Reno, winter is coming.  (That’s pretty catchy!).   I am still trying to get back in shape after last year’s calamity so I am considering buying an indoor trainer.  So I would love to get the opinions (and I know you have them) on these questions:

1. Is it better to buy a Peloton-style or Smart trainer and if so, why?

2. If you’ve experience with a smart trainer, which one would you recommend and how easy is it to set up and get going?   What ancillary purchases are desirable?

3. What do you wish you knew before you purchased one of these machines?

From what little I know, there probably isn’t a single correct answer for every situation and individual preference which is why I would hoping to draw upon the collective wisdom of the club.

In advance, thanks!!   Safe riding and happy trails to all of you!


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