zwift vs peloton-which should i choose?

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The at-home indoor cycling market has really exploded over the last few years. One of the reasons for this is the entry of interactive training options.

There are some very different options for picking an indoor cycling product. First, you can buy one from a fitness company like Peloton, Echelon, or NordicTrack.

What is Peloton?

Peloton is a brand of bicycle and online training platform. They also produce a treadmill, and the training platform includes cycling, running/walking, strength, and flexibility training programs.

What is Zwift?

Zwift is an app that works with “smart trainers” or bicycle trainers that can connect over Bluetooth to a computer or phone to monitor output and adjust resistance. This is good because you can pick gear to match your needs and budget.

Comparing The Costs of Peloton Vs Zwift

Because Zwift allows you to use your own hardware, the costs can vary dramatically. However, most users have fairly typical setups.

Cost of Peloton

At the time of publishing, the base Peloton is $1,495. The Peloton+ is $2,495. The monthly pricing for access to the classes and content is $39. This includes users for everyone in your household.

Cost of Zwift

If you own a road bike and get a smart trainer, the Tacx Flow 2 is a great option for $370. If you do not own a bike, budget about $500-1,200 to buy one for use on a trainer.