Known for its inspirational, music-driven bike courses, SoulCycle is running a limited-time offer on its At-Home Bike through the end of the month. Normally priced at $2,500, the stationary exercise bike is available now for $1,900, a savings of $600, or a 24 percent discount. Financing is possible.
The connected SoulCycle cycling experience offers both on-demand and live classes only available through the required Equinox+ app, which costs $40 per month. (However, there are no additional charges for current Equinox users.)
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The app also provides access to a range of classes beyond cycling: Pure Yoga, Solidcore Pilates-based classes, Precision Run’s Guided Treadmill and Outdoor Run & Walk Classes, Guided Meditation on Headstrong, Rumble Boxes, Tom Brady’s TB12 -Strength and conditioning training and other Equinox offerings.
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Free white glove delivery of a SoulCycle at-home bike takes about one to three weeks, and the gear arrives pre-assembled and ready to plug in. There is a one-year warranty on the screen and bike parts, and a five-year warranty on the bike frame. Users can return the bike for a refund after a 30-day trial period, minus a $250 handling and shipping fee.
What many users say they love about SoulCycle is the uplifting atmosphere of the cycling instructors and courses, often delivered in a candlelit studio. “Invite the power in,” says one instructor, a former student-turned-cycling-teacher who teaches a great beginner’s course (one of three levels, which also includes intermediate and advanced).
SoulCycle is known for its Hollywood following; The likes of David Beckham, Kella Ripa and Katie Holmes have been spotted at their studios, and the fitness brand even gave Carey Mulligan a bike as a gift seven years before putting the equipment on sale.
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Read on for more information about the bike, specs, and classes.
SoulCycle vs. Peloton: Bike Comparison
Built with a commercial grade steel frame and carbon fiber belt, the strong and stable bike measures 62.2″ x 22.2″ x 53.5″ and accommodates riders 4’10” to 6’10” tall and up to 350 pounds. Including the touchscreen display, the bike weighs 142 pounds and has front wheels that allow it to be lifted and moved from behind.
The SoulCycle bike has five components that can be easily adjusted. The screen can be tilted up or down, but not side to side. The handlebars can be adjusted both up and down and forwards and backwards, and the seat can be moved up and down as well as forwards and backwards. There are two water bottle holders as well as a rack for a pair of dumbbells.
The SoulCycle doesn’t offer automatic trainer control of resistance on the bike, which is something offered on Peloton.
The music-focused classes encourage self-embracing and inclusivity. Many users feel that the experience is much less metrics focused than riding Peloton. While riders can check their miles or cadence (RPM), SoulCycle offers an exclusive feature called Beat Match, which measures how a rider stays in sync with the rhythm of the music throughout the class.
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Videos also feature a screen-in-a-screen view called Form Rider, which provides a side view of a cyclist, making it easy to follow correct form. This is especially helpful for SoulCycle newbies who may be unfamiliar with some of the signature moves like single and double tap backs, abdominal crunches, and chest crunches. These moves, coupled with the fact that a large portion of each class is spent out of the saddle, give the SoulCycle experience more of a dance-meets-cardio vibe.
Lesson lengths range from the five-minute Soul Arms workouts to 90-minute rides.
Unlike Peloton, users are not limited to training content when riding. They can watch Netflix, Amazon Prime Video or Disney+ via the streaming mode feature.
And in Free Ride mode, riders can listen to their own music and connect to a Spotify account. The connected bike can also be paired with a heart rate monitor and is AppleGym Kit enabled so your Apple Watch can track your workout.
SoulCycle At-Home Bike (reg. $2,500)
screen and sound
The 21.5-inch anti-glare screen is large enough to provide an immersive teaching experience. It is Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi enabled with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The surface is also sweat-resistant.
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The monitor also includes 8 watt speakers with a 15 watt woofer that create a surround sound effect. Users can also use Bluetooth-enabled headphones during their rides.
The pedals and shoes
If you’ve never ridden a stationary bike that requires clipping in – your shoe is literally clipped to the pedal – it can take some getting used to, including adjusting the clip-in system’s grip with an Allen wrench and learning to clip and remove your shoes. The SoulCycle bicycle is equipped with double-sided pedals. One side accommodates SPD cleats and the other accommodates LOOK Delta shoes. SoulCycle makes and sells its own LOOK Delta shoes, which start at $175.
SoulCycle At-Home Bike (reg. $2,500)
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