- Nov 24, 2008
- Frechen, Germany
- Model 3, Cargobike
that honestly is better than i thought and had understood from the media coverage. I thought that mostly, without the memberhsip, the entire screen part of the bike would basically drop dead and you'd have an expensive regular spin bike. I still don't understand how such an expensive piece of kit doesn't have automatic resistance adjustment (to simulate real roads or follow the class on screen without you having to fiddle with a knob).The bike isn't "useless" without a membership, though, too, despite some of the claims I've seen. You still can use the bike, see real-time metrics, and there's I think 2-3 classes you can use.
Anyway, if hte rumors are true and both Nike and amazon are thinking of buying peloton, that could get interesting and I'd be interested to see what they do with it. I guess amazon wants something to bundle into prime to compete with apples fitness+ (but without the hardware? I dunno). Not that I'd be interested in the product in any way - I'm too far down the rabbit hole (or dumpster fire?) that is Zwift.