The Peloton Sale of the Year Has Arrived for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days—So Get Ready to Scoop Up the Must-Have Bike

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The Original Peloton Bike stationed near a desk area.

You've seen it in commercials, spotted it in the first season of And Just Like That... and your BFF is probably in a make-believe relationship with one of the viral instructors (we're looking at you, Alex Toussaint). Basically, you shouldn't be surprised that the Peloton bike is still one of the hottest items to own today. What will shock you, though, is the *huge* Peloton sale happening for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, which is on now through October 11. We think the up to $500 off markdowns on the at-home spin bikes are among the best deals you can score within the next 48 hours, but only Prime members have access to them. So sign up now for a free 30-day trial if you haven't done so—or regret it two days from now when the sale is over.

Let's be honest, your besties are probably all over the Peloton deals, which also include some accessories for up to 25 percent off (because you'll need the shoesmat and weights, at the very least). But here's why you don't want to miss out on joining the Peloton family: Peloton isn't just an at-home exercise bike, it's an experience. The bikes come with *tons* of perks, including a stereo speaker system to blast your workout classes (BTW, there are thousands), a multi-touch touchscreen to get in the zone with the help of famous instructors (assuming you have the $44 all-access monthly membership) and a built-in microphone to actively participate in virtual classes. And that's not even half of it, as you'll soon realize after seeing how much progress one TikToker made within a year—no, seriously, we're still shook, see below.

But Are Peloton Bikes Really Worth the Price Tag?

Even when they're not on sale, we think the Original Peloton ($1,445; $1,095) and Peloton Bike+ ($2,495; $1,995) are worth taking the plunge. With the original measuring 59 inches deep, 23 inches wide and 53 inches tall, and the Bike+ coming in at 59 inches deep, 22 inches wide and 59 inches tall, they're both not only considered small-space-friendly, but PureWow editors can vouch for their sleek design. Most importantly, as riders ourselves, we can confirm that it's as fun and engaging as any cycling class we've ever been to, but with the added benefit of being able to sweat your butt off in the comfort of your home and pause at literally any moment, whether you get tired or your phone rings.

Don't just take my word for it. Amazon reviewers have plenty of good things to say about Peloton. One writes, "I started with an intro ride (a basic ride for beginners), and I loved the entire 20 minutes. The instructor was really personable, and even though [the workout] was recorded over a year ago, I felt like she was right next to me, encouraging me when I needed it." Others warn that you'll sweat like crazy but feel more fit than ever, which, after all, is kind of the point. But how do you choose between the Original Peloton and the Peloton Bike+ this Prime Big Deal Days? We've got you covered with their pros, cons and top features below to help you choose before the sale ends.

  • What We Like: adjustable, least expensive option, most small-space friendly, you get access to the same classes as the Peloton Bike+ with the membership
  • What We Don't Like: the shoes and mat aren't included, have to manually control the resistance knob during workouts
  • Fast Facts: 21.5-inch HD touchscreen, 135 pounds, Delta-compatible aluminum pedals, all-access membership is $44 per month, weighs 135 pounds, weight maximum 297

Whether you're hoping to spend the least amount of cash on a Peloton bike this Prime Big Deal Days or worried about how much space it'll take up, we can vouch that the original Peloton is a great option. It's slightly smaller than the Bike+, so you'll not only save $350 during the two-day sale, but also some room in your home. Plus, with the all-access membership (which costs $44 a month), you can attend and participate in the same classes. You can fully adjust the bike, from the seat to the handle bars, to suit your height, and thanks to its 21.5-inch tilting HD touchscreen and rear-facing speaker system, you'll get vivid picture and sound to help inspire your best cardio workout, every time.

  • What We Like: adjustable, features a bigger, rotating screen to effortlessly shift to floor workouts, studio-quality sound, has an auto-resistance option to automatically change your resistance knob to match the instructors, can be paired with your Apple Watch
  • What We Don't Like: the shoes and mat aren't included, expensive
  • Fast Facts: 23.8-inch HD, anti-reflective touchscreen, 140 pounds, Delta-compatible aluminum pedals, all-access membership is $44 per month, weighs 140 pounds, weight maximum 297

The main difference between the original and the Bike+ is obviously the bigger, rotating screen with 360-degree movement, so you can easily go from taking a cycling class to a yoga lesson on your living room floor just by turning the screen. And if you hate having to do things yourself mid-workout, like adjust the resistance knob, you'll appreciate the auto-resistance option that does it for you. Lastly, unlike the original, the Bike+ can be paired with your Apple Watch, so you can closely monitor your progress. That's what makes this option the more appealing one for more advanced cyclers, yogis and fitness buffs looking to get a little bit more variety from their bike. If it sounds like you can truly benefit from all the bells and whistles, now's the best time to grab this baby.

What Accessories Do You Need to Buy With the Peloton Bike?

You need to buy shoes, a mat and weights to accompany your Peloton, especially if you want to start cycling as soon as it arrives in the mail. Luckily, these items are also on sale right now, so we highly recommend adding them to cart. Worried about the set up process? With your purchase of either bike, Amazon offers free expert assembly to unpack and assemble the equipment for you in your home at checkout. There's also a 90-day refund or replacement policy if you don't end up loving your new bike, which likely won't be the case.

Ready to get your sweat on? Don't forget to spring for the $44 All-Access monthly membership to enjoy a ton of instructor-led themed classes like the Beyoncé Two For One Ride and Holiday Broadway Yoga Flow. Perhaps we'll see you there!

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Destinee Scott

Associate Sales and Deals Editor

Destinee Scott is PureWow’s Associate Sales and Deals Editor. She’s been chasing sales and deals for a decade and knows a good one when she sees one for fashion, home, beauty...

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