I was able to put together what I call the “Prudent Man’s Peloton” for myself for right around $500 for the bike and only $12.99 a month for the Peloton app. The real Peloton bike will run you between $2000-3000 for the bike, and then another $50 a month for the Peloton classes. With this setup, you get a comparable experience at 1/4 the upfront cost and 1/4 the monthly cost as well.
OPTIONAL (but recommended):
Heart Rate Monitor
Install the “Wahoo Fitness App” on your phone (available on both iOS and Android), and use it to display your cadence and heart rate on your phone FREE
Install the “Peloton App” on your tablet (available on both iOS and Android), and use it to play pre-recorded “on demand” workouts or even join “Live” Peloton workouts, etc. 30 day free trial is currently available – 12.99 per month after the trial is over
The bike is a belt drive, so I can actually get up earlier than my wife and ride the bike while she is still sleeping. Super quiet.