Best Peloton Accessories
Ive just updated this article on the best Peloton accessories to reflect people who may have received a Peloton as a holiday gift.
When I originally wrote this blog post, Id highlighted 13 Peloton bike accessories that have made my Peloton ownership more enjoyable. But even almost three years in, Im continuing to discover new ways to improve and add to how much I love my bike.
Thus this update, which is now about the
15 16 best Peloton accessories. Some of these are Peloton products. Others are products that compatible with Peloton. Now, onto the original part of the post.
Accessories for both the Peloton bike and treadmill
Now that you have a Peloton Bike or Peloton Tread, are you looking for accessories to use with it? Weve had our Peloton bike since 2016, and its been a great investment.
Im all about getting the most value for your time and money, and the Peloton has been a great investment for getting fit and healthy. I believe we are smart consumers, having invested in a Peloton.
So now that you have the bike, you may be wondering what the best accessories for the Peloton bike are or even just the best Peloton bike accessories overall? Ive put together a list of
13 15 16 products, nay 13 16 Peloton essentials, that can help you get more enjoyment from your Peloton. This includes the best Peloton shoes and the best headphones for Pelotonin my humble opinion, that is. 15
Many of these are what Im calling Peloton accessories Amazon. That is, you can buy many of them conveniently on Amazon.
Traveling soon and want to find a hotel with a Peloton bike? Check out my new post on Peloton hotels
What originally came with our Peloton bike
I can tell you that when our bike first arrived in November 2016, we upgraded our purchase to include Peloton bike accessories. This Peloton gear included:
- three-pound Peloton weights; these Peloton dumbbells attach to the back of the bike, underneath the seat
- Peloton heart rate monitor
- one pair of Peloton cycling shoes
- Peloton mat for under the bike
- pair of Peloton headphones
Called the works it adds $249 to your bike purchase.
The works werent enough
While it was an OK purchase, it wasnt enough. Thats because there were two adults using the bike. My husband and I do not wear the same size shoes so we would need at least one more pair. Plus our college-aged daughters would want to hop on the bike when they were home from school.
The idea of four people sharing the Peloton heart rate monitor was just so gross. We definitely needed to get more accessories, nay, essentials, for our Peloton Bike. And were not talking specialized bicycle accessories. Were talking basics that will make using your spin bike much more comfortable and fun.
That being said, we quickly discovered the Peloton gear that we did not need to buy for our bike. And that would be the Peloton weights and the Peloton bike mat.
Alternatives to the Peloton bike
Are you looking for an alternative to Peloton bike? Here are two weve recently heard about:
Regardless of which bike your ride, nearly all of these accessories are a good investment to enjoy your bike more.
Peloton Before and After
Lets be honest. You probably got your Peloton because you were looking for some kind of transformation. That could be better health overall or losing weight.
We got our Peloton because my husband needed to do bothimprove his health and take off some weight. While I didnt think I needed to lose weight, I did end up losing some. That was once I got serious about riding my Peloton or using the Peloton app daily. Signing up for the Noom diet plan helped, too.
Anyway, I just wanted to share with you my Peloton cycle before and after. I havent lost that much weight between the photos on the left and rightonly about 15 poundsbut the transformation, I think, is pretty dramatic.
Im sharing these photos from my in-studio rides with Christine DErcole as well as pictures of me in street clothes. Seeing these photos side by side makes me want to continue using my Peloton regularly.
13 16 Best Peloton Accessories 15
Ive put together a list of
13 16 total of the best accessories for the Peloton bike. This is from someone who has been riding for more than two years so you can trust I know what Im talking about.
This list of best Peloton accessories including Peloton clothing. That is clothing to wear while riding your Peloton bike or using your Peloton treadnot necessarily clothing from the Peloton brand. But they do have some cute stuff in the Peloton boutiques!
Ive tried to recommend most of the products I got using our Amazon Prime account. This will allow you to get everything in one purchase, and, with an Amazon Prime account, free two-day shipping. This can allow you to purchase with confidence and convenience.
Ive created a special list on Amazon of my favorite Peloton accessories. If Id had this list of Peloton essentials when I first started out riding my Peloton bike, I would have been so much more comfortable. You know, because the Peloton seat hurts and stuff. You can find a link to that list at the bottom of this story.
Helps you enjoy your Peloton more
With my list of the best Peloton accessories at your disposal, once youve done your shopping, your brain can focus on getting the best workouts of your lifeperiod. I love my Peloton bike, and I hope youll love yours, too.
This list of the best Peloton accessories, essentials and must haves can also help you find Peloton gifts. So if you have someone in your life who is obsessed with their Peloton like I am, many of the products Ive suggested would make perfect Peloton gifts.
I realize that Peloton also has the Tread now. So why not treat yourself to new leggings? Its always more motivating to work out when you feel confident and comfortable. So hit the pavement (or the Tread) in style.
Now onto the list of the best accessories for your Peloton bike or Tread!
1. Dont ride without padded shorts or leggings
Put plainly the Peloton bike seat hurts. Let me tell youa spin bike seat can be very unforgiving, if you know what I mean.
Thats why one of the first extras my husband purchased was a pair of padded bike shorts from Baleaf. Actually, he bought three or four. This way he didnt have to wash the padded bike shorts after each ride. He could rotate them on a regular basis.
One of the best Peloton accessories for men
This may have been one of the best Peloton accessories for him to get. Because once he stopped complaining about how much his butt hurt, he started riding more. With doctors orders to get more exercise and drop some weight, it became much more, ahem, comfortable for him to take a 20-minute class each morning before work.
Ive noticed instructors Matt Wilpers and Denis Morton both wearing different kinds of Peloton bike shorts on their rides. Im assuming they have the padding built into them. If not, I do not know how they last through a 60-minute Power Zone ride!
Padded shorts for women
UPDATE: My female friends who ride a Peloton have been raving about padded bike shorts from the brand Terry. So I just ordered these Terry padded shorts and will report back what I think of them.
They arrived earlier this week and I tried them out on Christine DErcoles 30-minute holiday ride. Warning: there is ugly crying in the ride because the musicand Christine herselfis so beautiful. Anyway, the Terry shorts were amazing.
Heres where I noticed the difference with the Terry padding versus other pants Ive tried before. The chamoisextends beyond your butt and the padding itself. This helps you avoid chafing and getting saddle sores and hot spots. Wearing this Terry brand shorts, I was the most comfortable Ive been riding since getting my Peloton cycle.
Side note: I was pretty thrilled to see that Terry offers what amounts to a lifetime guarantee called The Terry Guarantee. I love companies that stand behind the products they sell.
Cycling leggings with padding
Recently, I purchased a pair of padded womens leggings for me. Like my husband, I bought the Baleaf brand. I wear a size large or size 12 is most pants or shorts. The size large Baleaf padded leggings fit perfectly.
Ill admit that the first time I wore them, I felt like I had a diaper on, lol. But let me tell youwearing padded leggings while spinning was a game changer! I dont know why I waited so long to try them out!
2. A gel seat is one of the best Peloton accessories
When we purchased our Peloton bike, I was not new to spinning. Even so, I had to admit itas I just said in the previous paragraph, the Peloton seat hurts. When you press on it, it seems squishy enough. But a couple of 45-minute Power Zone rides and, man, your butt hurts.
Nonetheless, I need some bottom relief, if you will. I needed a Peloton seat cover that would turn the Peloton bike seat into the most comfortable spin bike seat ever. Basically, I needed a Peloton bike seat cushion.
Why I chose this bike seat cushion cover
After reading reviews online for the best gel seat cover for a road bikesince riding on a Peloton is more akin to riding a road bike than a mountain bikeI settled on the Komfy gel bike seat. It really is the most comfortable spin bike seat Ive ever used. Youll want it as your Peloton seat cover.
NOTE: Readers have alerted me that the Komfy gel bike seat is sold out on Amazon. Im so sorry to hear that.
Here are other gel cushion seat covers that long-time Peloton users recommend.
Why this is the most comfortable exercise bike seat ever
Some of the reasons I love the Komfy gel bike seat as a Peloton seat cushion and makes it the best bike seat cover for comfort:
It is adjustable. It fits perfectly on the Peloton bike seat and then you can cinch it around the back so it doesnt slip around. This helps make this the best padded seat cover for Peloton.
The seat is grooved. Unlike other gel bike seats that are solid and become lumpy, the Komfy gel bike seat has grooves it in. These grooves match up perfectly with how your bottom and butt line up with the seat.
That means that sensitive part of your body doesnt hurt and never goes to sleep. (Have you ever had your butt go to sleep? Not fun.) So Komfy=best bike seat cover for comfort, get it?
Seat covers should be washable
You can wash the seat. Lets be honest. Anything that you sweat on or into needs to be washed regularly. I wash my leggings and sports bra daily.
While I dont wash the Komfy gel seat daily, I do toss it in the wash weekly. Quick tip: invest in a good mesh lingerie bag to wash the seat. Its what I use to wash my sports bras (and regular bras) so that they dont get tangled and destroyed in the wash. Hang the seat up to dry.
Speaking of lingerie and washing I cant rave enough about the Forever New laundry detergent. It is made specifically for delicate items. Even so it can tackle some of the toughest odors. Though it is marketed for hand washables and lingerie, it works great in the washing machine on workout gear.
Finally, I realize its not theonly brand of spin cycle seat cushion out there. In fact, I just heard from the makers of Domain Cycling gel seat cushion. They confirmed that their spin cycle seat cover fits the Peloton seat. Plus, it comes in three colorspink, purple and black. Its got great reviews on Amazon, too.
More tips if the Peloton bike seat hurts
One last thing: if youre still finding that the Peloton seat hurts, keep these three things in mind.
Finally,lower your seat on the bike. Yes, take it down.
When in doubt go to your local bike shop and get professionally measured. Some have reported getting bike shop employees to come tothem to fit them right on their Peloton at home.
3. Wear exercise leggings
One of the things youre going to get used to hearing your Peloton instructors saying is something like this: when youre pedaling, make sure your knees are tracking forward like two headlights. The best Peloton instructors tell you this because its all about good ergonomics. If your knees are straight ahead, youre less likely to hurt yourself.
So what does knees straight ahead have to do with exercise leggings? I found that in order to keep my knees in line, I had to focus on keeping my thighs closer together. With my thighs closer together, I started to chafe while riding in shorts.
I switched to my exercise leggings and it was so much more comfortable. Like my husbands padded shorts, I invested in about five pairs of leggings so I didnt have to do laundry every day.
4. Best shoes for Peloton bike
Like I said earlier, when we purchased our bike, we also purchased an accessories package that included one pair of Peloton bike shoes. We got them in my husbands size, which meant I needed to get Peloton bike shoes for myself.
Luckily my daughters and I all have similar sized feet so we only need to get one more pair that the three of us could share. Unluckily, my daughters have wide feet like I do. So the best shoes for a Peloton bike for us were ones that ran wide. And the regular Peloton cycling shoes that came with the bike do not run wide.
Have wide feet like I do? Buy mens cycling shoes
Heres what I discovered when looking for Peloton bike shoes: buy mens cycling shoes, even if youre female. These tend to run wider and were so much more comfortable. So my Peloton shoes ended up being bike shoes in a mens size. The Tommaso brand is well regarded. So are the Flywheel brand. Yeah, it would be ironic to wear Flywheels shoes for a Peloton.
Another thing to consider: once you get spin shoes, its not the footwear itself that gives you shoes compatible with Peloton. It will be the cleats you get to attach to the shoes that make them compatible with your spin bike.
So if youre asking, Do you need Peloton shoes? or Do you need special shoes for Peloton, the answer is yes and no. More about that below.
Finally, if you look underneath where the hand weights are stored, youll find what amounts to a built-in Peloton shoe holder. You can just hang your Peloton shoes theres after you ride. However, if you have more than one rider and therefore more than one pair of shoes to hang up, you may want to spring for this fancy (yet affordable) shoe hanger you can buy on Etsy.
Best shoes for Peloton bike
You want to make sure that your shoes come with the Delta cleats. Those are red triangles cleats that attach to the bottom of your shoe and work with the Peloton pedals.
Your Peloton compatible shoes should have three holes on the bottom to take the Delta clips. These are also known as Look Delta cleats and are the Peloton cleats type.
These Tomasso shoes, for example, list that they are compatible with Peloton bike pedals. Its important to look for Peloton compatible shoes.
How do you determine if the cycling shoes youre considering are Peloton compatible shoes and therefore the best cycling shoes for Peloton? You want to look for which cleats those shoes use.
Peloton bike cleats
As I mentioned earlier Peloton compatible shoes use Delta cleats. To know that you have the right shoe for Peloton bike cleats, look for three holes on the bottom of the shoe. This is where youll attach the cleat.
FYI, Peloton bike cleats are also sometimes called clips. So if you read about Peloton shoe clips or Peloton clips, thats likely what the writer meant.
If you took spin classes at your gym, chances are you make have used a spin bike that took shoes with two holes on the bottom. These cycling shoes use a cleat called SPD. You do not want these as your Peloton spin shoes. If you already own these, unfortunately youre going to have to buy new Peloton bike shoes. Or you can switch the pedals.
Swap your Peloton bike pedals but caveat emptor
One of my readers informed me that you can, in fact, ride a Peloton bike with SPD shoes. You just have to change the pedals on your Peloton bike to do so.
I found these Venzo pedals on Amazon. They come with Delta cleat and SPD cleat option.
Sure, you can switch to SPD pedals for Peloton to save money on the shoes and make your old spin shoes your Peloton spin shoes. But chances are you will be voiding your Pelotons warranty when you do this. So keep that in mind before swapping our the original Peloton pedals.
Dont rely on Peloton toe cages
Another do not: you dont want to ride your Peloton with toe cages aka pedal cages. Those are the kind of pedals with straps that your regular sneakers or tennis shoes slip into. You may have used them at your gym or a hotel workout facility.
Ive come to hate those Peloton toe cages. Youll get a much better ride and workout being clipped in with the Delta cleats. You can buy an extra pair of Delta cleats on Amazon, too.
So even though your bike will come with Peloton toe pedal cages, do yourself a favor and use the Delta cleats as your Peloton cleats instead. However, even after reading this you want toe cages and therefore are asking where to buy toe cages for Peloton bike, not surprisingly you can find Peloton pedal cages on Amazon.
If you have problems with your pedals, reach out to Peloton
I should note that before I got my bike shoes for Peloton, I was riding using the Peloton pedal cages. Eventually, I had problems with the pedal cages, with the cages somehow compromising the pedals themselves.
We called Peloton and they sent Peloton replacement parts for free. That is, we got new Peloton pedals free of charge, and that fixed the problem. Soon thereafter, though, I gave up the cages and got my Peloton bike shoes instead.
5. Youll want to wear a Peloton compatible heart rate monitor
While the Peloton hr monitor is perfectly adequate, with multiple people riding, no one wanted to share their heart rate monitor. Of course you need a heart rate monitor that is compatible with the Peloton.
I know that tons of people swear by heart rate monitors that you wear on your wrist like the Apple Watch. I dont have a Smart watch so I ended up investing in the Scosche RHYTHM+ Heart Rate Monitor Armband, which you wear on your forearm. The Scosche is definitely a Peloton compatible heart rate monitor.
Why I chose this heart rate monitor
Heres why I like the Scosche RHYTHM heart rate monitor. It doesnt slip around, and it holds its charge for a couple of weeks.
Ive quickly determined that it is the best heart rate monitor for Peloton. I dont have to question this Peloton heart rate monitor compatibility. Thats becauseIve seen the telltale blue blinking light on the forearms of people riding live in the studio.
There are other brands of heart rate monitors that classed as ANT+ and therefore considered to be compatible with the Peloton. You may find these to be the best heart rate monitor for Peloton for you.
- Wahoo Tickr heart rate monitor on a chest strap.
- Wahoo Tickr Fit arm band heart rate monitor. Note: this is more of a forearm arm band rate monitor; it is not worn on hour wrist.
- Garmin Fenix heart rate monitors that you wear on your wrist. This includes the Fenix 5, Fenix 5S and Fenix 5X.
All of these offer Peloton heart rate monitor compatibility.
Peloton heart rate monitor
Why do you want to wear a heart rate monitor when using the Peloton? Because a bunch of the classes that go live or On Demand on the Peloton IOS app are called Heart Rate Zone Training or something such.
Next, if you want to get serious about training your heart, youll need a heart rate monitor. Its one of those home workout equipment essentials. So when thinking about investing in Peloton equipment, put a heart rate monitor on your list.
Finally, while your FitBit can track your heart rate, it wont pair with the Peloton bike for heart rate training. However, itwill work with your Peloton bike to track distance and calories burned.
Why you always want to wear a heart rate monitor
Check out the graphic below. It shows the difference in calories burned while wearing your Peloton heart rate monitor and during a ride when I did not wear my heart rate monitor.
Youll notice how manymore calories the bike estimated Id burned when I wasnt wearing a heart rate monitor. If youre riding the bike as part of a weight-loss plan, the heart rate monitor keeps you honest. Otherwise, youll think youll have burned twice as many calories, maybe youll overeat afterwards, and then youll wonder why you arent losing weight.
6. Best socks for Peloton
You wouldnt think that you need special socks for riding your Peloton or spin class in general. You would be wrong.
One of the challenges of biking is that on long rides your feet and toes tend to fall asleep. This is due to no fault of your own, except for wearing too thick socks. Yes, thats right. The best socks for Peloton are those that are on the thinner side. It just means you need to cinch your shoes a little snugger so they stay on your feet.
Moisture-wicking socks are a must
Another thing that makes socks the best socks for biking? Wicking away moisture. One of the things Ive learned while riding my Peloton is that there are parts of me that sweat that I didnt know could sweat. This would include the backs of my knees and the bottoms of my feet. Wicking socks are a must. Some of the best are from Bombas.
Here is how Bombas describes its sock technology:
We believe in the antimicrobial and moisture-wicking properties of high-quality, natural fibers. Our socks contour to your feet, keep you dry all day.
There are many other reasons to love Bombas socks. Here are two.
First, for every pair of socks you buy, Bombas donates a pair of socks to a person in need. And, second, Bombas socks come with a lifetime guarantee.
Check out my article here on companies and brands that stand behind their products with a lifetime guarantee or warranty like Bombas does.
7. Treat yourself to reusable water bottle or two
One of the nice features about the Peloton bike is it comes with two water bottle holders. Thats great when youre taking longer rides where youre really going to sweat. And when you sweat, you get thirsty.
Heres what I do not love about the Peloton water bottle holdersthey are really narrow. At just three-inches wide they can barely hold my regular-sized, reusable water bottles that I normally use when exercising.
Best bottles or cups for Peloton bottle holder
Id suggest that you invest in a few stainless steel bottles that have a narrow base as your Peloton water bottle. This will help cut down on plastic bottle waste, ensure that your water bottles stay in the bottle holder throughout your class, and keep you from having to worry about BPA in plastic bottles.
My favorite way to stay hydrated while riding my Peloton is using reusable water cups with a top and a hole for a straw. Then you dont have to fumble with opening a top to take a drink.
Why I love Tervis Tumblers
Ive got a few Tervis Tumblers in rotation. We use the insulated, BPA-free drinkware. (Tervis also makes stainless steel cups.)
Pro tip: get the 16-ounce Tervis Tumblers as they are the ones that fit into the water bottle holders, not the bigger 24-ounce size; they fall out!
I also bought multi-packs of generic reusable straws that can go in the dishwasher and use them with my Tervis Tumblers.
Peloton water bottle
Heres another reason to invest in a right-sized Peloton water bottle or two. If you ever make it to New York City to ride in the Peloton studios, youll need to bring your refillable water bottle.
Previously, you would get two Peloton water bottles when you went to the studio. Those plastic water bottles would be waiting for you on the bike. I just rode in studio with Matt Wilpers and took a picture of the sign that announced how the company is doing away with disposable plastic water bottles.
8. Bluetooth headphones might be one of the best Peloton accessories
If you get the Peloton accessory pack, youll get a pair of wired Peloton headphones. Not Peloton bluetooth headphones, not Peloton wireless headphones but the old-fashioned wire kind.
Maybe you have your ear buds that came with your Smartphone. Dont even bother using them.
When we got our bike, we invested in Bluetooth headphones that go over your ears. These are wireless headphones. We bought theInsignia Bluetooth headphones which sadly are no longer available. I love these headphones but after three years, theyre showing their age.
Having discovered that Insignia is no longer making these headphones, on Cyber Monday I treated myself to three new pairs of headphones. Heres what I bought.
AfterShokz Aeropex Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones
A Facebook friend knew I liked my over the ear headphones and recommended I try these AfterShokz Aeropex headphones. A blog reader actually posted a comment recommending them, too.
These headphones actually sit in front of the ear. That way if you happen to wear them outside, youre aware of your surroundings. Well see if I like them for my Peloton, too.
Urbanears Hellas On-Ear Active Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Another Facebook friend told me about these Urbanears Hellas On-Ear headphones. Normally, I wouldnt want to wear this kind of headphone while I exercise. But heres what won me over.
With the Urbanears Hellas headphones, the headband, if you will, and ear coverings are removable. That means when they getting sweaty from me getting sweaty, I can take them off, toss them in my lingerie bag and put them through the washing machine.
Levin Small Bluetooth Headphones Behind The Head, Sports Wireless Headset
These Levin small headphones look a lot like the Insignia ones I started out with. They are small and really inexpensive so I figured Id give them a go.
On the plus side, these headphones also have a built in mic so I can pair them with my iPhone for calls. On the negative side, Ill be honest and say that I have low expectations for these headphones given the price point. I will let you know if that turns out to be spot on.
Another Bluetooth headphone option
In the meantime I have these Bose in-the-ear Bluetooth headphones that have great sound and hold a charge for weeks. They were a gift last year and I do like them.
However, when Im riding for a long time, I find the in the ear nature makes my ears hurt. Thus my decision to look for new headphones.
Whats great is Peloton bluetooth is built into your bike and Tread. So you wont have to invest in any additional tech to pair your headphones or heart rate monitor with the Peloton bluetooth.
9. A yoga mat and accessories are a good idea
You may think about Peloton as just a tool for spinning. But you can take Peloton classes without a bike.
Peloton offers stretching classes, weight lifting bootcamps, running instruction via the Peloton Tread and yoga content. Peloton is now live streaming yoga classes.
My yoga essentials
With yoga comes the need for yoga essentials. Ive had great luck with the Gaiam yoga mats. Sure, they might be a bit pricey but they hold up beautifully. And they come in gorgeous colors. I had to work hard to keep my younger daughter from stealing my purple Gaiam yoga mat and taking it back to college with her.
Why gripper socks? Remember how I talked about how I discovered that the bottoms of my feet sweat? Well, this can be a real problem when you do yoga in bare feet.
I love Peloton yoga
FYI, the new Peloton yoga is awesome. Im so glad that I invested in the yoga blocks. Ive needed them for every class that Ive taken live or On Demand. The purple Gaiam blocks are working out great for me.
Edited to add: I just discovered that Manduka yoga mats come with a lifetime guarantee. If youre familiar with my article on products and brands that offer a lifetime warranty, you know how important this feature is for becoming a sophisticated consumer. So here is a link to the Manduka store on Amazon in case you want to check out those yoga mats instead.
10. Get yourself a foam roller
Whether youre using your Peloton bike for spinning classes or exercising using the Peloton IOS app, youre able to get exercise content that goes way beyond just spin classes. In fact, you can do plenty of Peloton classes without getting on your bike.
Some of those classes are actually foam rolling classes. Never heard of foam rolling? Its a torture devicejust kidding. Its a way of doing a self-massage to work out sore muscles.
A foam roller is like a big thick pool noodle, but harder. There are some foam rollers that have bumps and nubs on them to really work deep into your muscles. Regardless of what your foam roller looks like, theyre great for rolling over your muscles to work out the kinks.
Peloton has some of the best foam roller exercise classes
Youll find some of the best foam roller stretches via Peloton On Demand. The classes are short, like five and 10 minutes, and really show you the basics of foam rolling. Try Matt Wilpers foam rolling classes.
Ill admit that it hurts like hell when youre using a foam roller. But in a good way. Like that old song that says It hurts so good, its the truth with foam rolling.
Youll feel so much better when you use your foam roller regularly in conjunction with Peloton classes. The foam roller may just be one of the best Peloton accessories you could own and, overall, one of the most important of pieces in your home workout equipment essentials.
11. Try these cork balls to work out knots
Once you start doing the Peloton post-ride stretches, youll start hearinga lot about a stretch called the Figure 4. It is designed to target your piriformis muscle in your butt, which gets tight and sore from riding. Even with my aforementioned foam roller and doing Figure 4s until the cows come home, my piriformis and my IT band still need some work.
Recently, I saw a Facebook video with Peloton instructor Christine DErcole (CDE) using these amazing cork balls from RAWLOGY to work out knots in her shoulders, back and butt. Ive taken hundreds of classes with CDE so if she recommends a product, you know youve got to have it. I ordered my cork balls (can you read that without laughing? I cant!) on Amazon and Oh. Wow. What. A. Difference.
Ive recommended these cork balls as a great stocking stuff or Chanukah present in my gift guide for Peloton users. If youre looking for a gift for a Peloton cyclist or gifts for Peloton lovers, you must check it out.
12. You might need Amazon Fire TV or Roku
Ive already mentioned a bunch of ways you can do Peloton classes without the bike. You can use the Peloton IOS app to stream classes on your phone or iPad. But this solution isnt perfect because the screens are so small.
I know plenty of people who are using a Peloton hack to stream the classes via Amazon Fire TV or their Roku device. This way they can watch the broadcast on a flat screen TV that theyve hung on the wall near their bike.
Or you can try the $13 hack that Ive been using to see my Peloton workouts on my flatscreen TV: when I do On Demand strength, stretching or yoga classes, I boot up the Peloton website on my laptop. Then, using an HDMI cable, I connect the laptop directly into my TV. Thats rightyou can get an HDMI cable on Amazon for under $13 and stream all of your workouts!
13. Headbands are a great idea while riding
As I mentioned earlier, you are going to sweat buckets when riding your Peloton. You know youre getting a great workout.
Ive found that regardless of how you wear your hair, having a headband on during your ride is a must. You can wear it at your hairline or across your forehead to catch the sweat. Honestly, the Goody brand stretchy headbands, which are super cheap, are the best to use.
A headband for your bike?
Speaking of sweat, many of my Pelo-peeps swear by the Spin Towel. Its a towel that fits over your Peloton handlebars to catch your sweat and so you can wipe sweaty hands on. Unfortunately, it seems to be out of stock on Amazon. So if youre looking for a special Peloton towel, just grab one from your guest bathroom or something, and go from there.
Back to headbands like I said theyre cheap. And you can throw them in the washing machine with the rest of your workout gear.
14. Invest in a good sports bra
For the most part spinning is a low-impact exercise. But let me tell yousome of the best Peloton instructors encourage you to jog out of the saddle. If youre, ahem, well-endowed on top, youll need to invest in a good sports bra. Weve become big fans of the Brooks sports bras.
Some time ago Brooks bought the Moving Comfort brand, which was our prior go-to sports bra company. Now the Brooks bras, which we buy from Zappos, are the only ones the women in our family wear while exercising.
Im particularly fond of the Brooks Moving Comfort Fiona bra because it has Velcro for adjusting the straps. The only downside is this is a traditional bra design with straps, not a racerback. So if you like to wear racerback shirts when you exercise, the straps are going to show. Then again, the benefit of exercising at home with your Peloton is that you never again have to exercise in public or at the gym with people watching.
15. Start using Cetaphil after you shower
How much are you moisturizing the backs of your thighs and the area under your butt? Im not asking to be perverted but to point out one of the downsides of spending so much time in the saddle. There is a lot of, um, rubbing going on back there and you might find yourself getting in-grown hairs. Ouch.
Believe it or not one of the best ways to avoid or treat these in-grown hairs is through moisturizing. I spoke with a skincare professional about this, and she recommended using Cetaphilliberally after every shower. Also, exfoliating regularly. I picked up a multi-pack of Cetaphil moisturizing cream, and its been a real game changer.
16. Best fan for Peloton bike
Many of the Peloton fans on Reddit swear by the Vornado Pedestal fan. They say it keeps them cool while riding, even during HIIT, Tabata and Power Zone rides.
Obviously, if your workout room includes a ceiling fan, youre good to go. But if you find yourself needing a way to cool down even more, this Vornado fan seems to be the best fan for the Peloton bike user.
A few final thoughts including my Amazon list
I hope these tips on the
13 16 best accessories for Peloton bike have been helpful. Like Id said earlier, Ive been riding for more than two years.
If I can answer any questions about the Peloton bike app, the best Peloton instructors, how to do Peloton On Demand rides, or anything else, please post a comment here.
Again, Ive created a special shopping list on Amazon of my favorite Peloton accessories. Youll find a link to it at the bottom of this post.
Dont waste your money on the following Peloton accessories
There are a few things Ive seen people buying for their Peloton bike that I think are a waste of money. One is a Peloton screen cover and the other is a Peloton bike cover.
The screen cover isnt like an Otter Box for your Peloton screen; its just something to go over your Peloton tablet when youre not using it. I found a great one with the #JFDI hashtag on it and included it in my Peloton gift guide.
Same for the bike cover. Unless youve got your bike in your garage or an area of your home thats especially dirty, honestly, dont waste your money. But if you are looking for Peloton bike cover, here you go!
Ive also seen people spending money on a Peloton phone mount. The idea is so that they can keep their phone nearby while they ride. Heres a super easy and free Peloton hack: put your phone in one of the two Peloton water bottle holders.
Ive got an end table near by Peloton bike. So Ill just put my phone there.
Get your kiddos a bike of their own
Ive seen plenty of pictures on social media of #pelomoms who have set up their kids with a bike of their own. Mostly, Ive seen the Fisher Price bike shown here. The idea is to give yourself more time to work out with kiddos at home by having them ride along with you on their own bike.
I mean, how adorable is this Fisher Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle spin bike bike? If my girls were still tykes, Id definitely get one of these for them!
You can turn your Peloton into a workstation
Pre-Peloton I primarily worked out indoors on my treadmill. For years I used my treadmill as a treadmill desk. We did it DIY.
For ergonomics sake, I always put my laptop on a bin, as shown.
I could work for one or two hours at 1.5 or 2.0 mph. Id get a lot of work done and get in a days worth of steps.
The picture here isnt the prettiest, but it shows how the DIY walking treadmill desk works.
Spintray for Peloton
With my Peloton bike I havent found a way to have the cycle do double duty as a workstation. Until now.
Recently, I discovered something called the SpinTray for Peloton on Amazon. Its a custom-cut piece of acrylic that slips over the Peloton handlebars. Its a got a little stick to it (but not like flypaper) so your laptop doesnt slide off.
This is a great option when you want to use your Peloton for a Just Ride while checking email or working on your computer.
Clearly, you do not want to do a HIIT ride or a Power Zone class with your laptop in front of you. But if youre looking to be active while working at a desk, this is a great new option. Ive even recommended the Spintray in my new gift guide for Peloton users.
Did you know Robin Arzon wrote a book?
Robin Arzon doesnt just run ultramarathons, teach both Peloton bike and Tread classes and work as the VP of fitness for the company. Now, shes an author, too. I just came across her book
Shut Up and Run: How to Get Up, Lace Up, and Sweat with Swagger, which sounds very Robin.
Once more, I put together a shopping list over on Amazon that will make getting 99% of these recommended products much easier.
Here is how you spell Peloton
The actual definition of peloton is a group of riders. When you think about it, it was brilliant of the company to call itself Peloton.
However, some people may not know how to spell Peloton. Here are the spellings Ive seen:
Just so you know it is P-E-L-O-T-O-N.
Now, how about a Peloton Bike Discount Code?
As someone who is already in the Peloton community, I can share with you a Peloton bike discount code. My promo code M3JRHF will allow you save $100 on Peloton accessories. I wish it would get you free shipping, but as far as I can tell, nothing like that exists.
Also, the Peloton promo code M3JRHF is for bikes only. It does not work with Tread at this time.
Another thing: if you use my Peloton Bike discount code, I get my own Peloton Boutique discount code, in the form of a $100 credit I can use at the Peloton Boutique for Peloton merchandise. Thats kind of cool, too, since Ive never bought myself any Peloton swag, such as the cool Peloton shirts Ive seen my favorite Peloton instructors wearing.
Once you are a Peloton owner, you can share your own Peloton promo code with friends and family to help them save on accessories in the same way and you, too, will get your own Peloton Boutique discount code.