And Just Bike That: 5 of the Best Peloton Alternatives


Following Mr Big’s fictional demise, we take a look at some of the best alternatives to the iconic Peloton power – from wooden models to some seriously luxe machinery, here’s how to take a ride in style this winter


*Spoiler Alert!* Shocking analysis of Google search data revealed that online searches for ‘Cancel Peloton Subscription’ in the United States exploded 809% on the 10th of October, after the iconic bikes were featured on the newly released Sex and the City sequel series And Just Like That with one of the show’s leading characters Mr Big suffering a fatal heart attack after going for a spin.

The power of TV, huh – a recent finding by MapleCasino revealed that online interest for cancelling Peloton subscriptions skyrocketed to over eight times the average volume in the first few hours after the show was released to HBOMax. Shockingly, Peloton stocks also plummeted by 16% after the show dropped – although we’re sure that their quick comeback commercial with actor Chris Noth certainly helped to boost things. 

Following Mr Big’s fictional demise, take a look at some of the best alternatives to the iconic Peleoton power – from wooden models to some seriously luxe machinery, here’s how to take a ride in style this winter.

1 The Apex Bike


Image credit: Apex Bike

Ready, set, sweat. The Apex, available in four modish colours, is no mere high-performance smart bike. It’s a ready-made cycling community with classes from top UK instructors and all the support you need to reach your goals.

Ergonomic, compact and super-comfortable, The Apex is Bluetooth connected with a protected flywheel and magnetic resistance, yes, it’s a serious piece of kit. And it’s mobile and adaptable too with front wheels for easy movement and Shimano 50/50 pedals so you can clip in or just throw on your trainers.

You won’t be on your tod either – there’s a heap of Apex instructors to help you get spin-fit from the comfort of your home. Just download the Apex app, start your subscription, hook up your iPad or iPhone (iOS 13 required) and you’re ready to ride. With hundreds of live and on-demand classes from the UK’s best instructors and plenty of soundtracks to choose from it’s your tunes, your tempo, your vibe.

Prices from £1,200, shop via johnlewis.com

2 The NOHrD Bike


Image credit: NOHrD Bike

For something that’ll stand out in any home, take a look at the NOHrD Bike – an indoor cycle with an innovative, aesthetic design adhering to our continuous high demands on functionality. Using advanced planetary gearing with a solid wood and steel frame, this bike is designed to be extremely durable, perfectly suited for professional use in the fitness studio or home gym.

This clever piece of kit features an innovative gear unit, as well as a smooth, wear-free brake technology based on eddy current, guaranteeing extraordinary durability. Pedal stroke resistance is precise and infinitely variable by turning the setting disc. Your performance data is stored and transmitted via Blutooth, helping you keep on track and compare workouts with just a glance.

Prices from £2,249.00, shop via waterrower.co.uk

3 The Wattbike Atom


This sleek indoor bike is the closest thing you can get to riding a bike outdoors without actually being outdoors (minus the pouring winter rain, of course). It has its own app, but it can also be used with an assortment of other third-party apps. With Wattbike DNA at its core, the Atom improves your performance in real-time with precision data and analysis like no smart indoor bike ever has before by reading your data 1000 times per second for an accuracy level of +/- 1%.

Its slimline shape means it won’t take up half the living room, and with its luxe look it’s bound to fit in amongst even the chicest of spaces. Plus, there’s also a low impact cardio option for those who don’t quite feel like putting pedal to the metal.

£1,999, shop via wattbike.com

4 Echelon Connect EX-3 bike



Forget sweating it out on the gym treadmill, the super stylish Echelon Connect EX-3 bike brings the luxury gym experience straight to you with this durable and well-designed stationary bike.

Discovered by Smartech, it’s kitted out with comfortable features including padded handlebars to support you as you move between high and low-resistance poses while you’re following a live on-demand fitness instructor or are choosing your own pace. Plus, the 32-level magnetic fly wheel adjusts to create a range of resistances to suit your workout – climb mountains or breeze through the workout, the choice is yours.

£1199.99, shop via selfridges.com

5 The COCO-MATBIKE


For those who love being outside in the fresh air, this sustainable-minded bike is perfect. Keeping lean and going green often top the agenda when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions to better ourselves – and what cooler way to do so than with COCO-MATBIKE’s iconic collection of handcrafted wooden bikes and e-bikes, all made using sustainable wood sourced from certified renewable forests.

Each COCO-MATBIKE is hand-crafted in Greece using plantation-grown American Ash (Fraxus Americana) as wood extends the bike’s life cycle and each adult ash tree provides enough wood to make 50 bikes. Plus, even more eco-friendly, a tree is planted for each bike sold as COCO-MATBIKE’s contribution to the environment. 

The COCO-MATBIKE’s ergonomic design, compact, firm frame and premium parts create an effortless cycling experience and deliver a smooth ride across all road surfaces, making it highly versatile – and even better, every product can be assembled in nine minutes or less.

Prices start from £1,990. Shop via coco-matbike.uk

Like this article?

Share on facebook
Share on Facebook
Share on twitter
Share on Twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on Linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on Pinterest

Find Something special