How to Choose Between the Peloton Bike and Bike+

Discover which exercise bike is right for you with the Pro Tips buying guide.

July 28, 2023
man using peloton bike plus

You’re ready to commit to a new exercise bike — but what to choose? Whether you’re beginning a fitness journey or switching up your routine, Peloton can help you reach your goals with the Peloton Bike and Bike+. 

Both options provide an unparalleled fitness experience that can be customized to your goals. And, with your accompanying All-Access Membership, there is something for everyone: beginner- to high-intensity workouts, instructor-led classes, plenty of music options, programs designed to help progress your fitness and more.

There are unique differences in functionality between the Bike and Bike+ that can influence your decision. So, which is the right fit for your fitness needs? Here is a quick rundown of the bikes.

What's the same?

Each Peloton bike has the elements needed to help you achieve your workout goals through innovative and convenient technology right at your fingertips. The Peloton Bike and Peloton Bike+ both offer the following features with a Peloton All-Access Membership.

  • Access to live classes and thousands more on demand
  • Individual profiles for household access
  • In-workout metrics like power, cadence, resistance and heart rate
  • Leaderboard to work out alongside other Members
  • Training programs and challenges
  • Workout history, milestone achievements, streaks and badges
  • Special event programming
  • Scenic rides with curated music on Peloton Radio

In addition, each bike is Apple Watch® and Bluetooth® compatible. Prepare for energizing cycling workouts, thanks to the 10-point multitouch touchscreen, volume control, 3.5 mm headphone jack and 4’x2’ compact footprint, perfect for your homes of any size, or any room in your hoom.

What's Different?

The original Peloton Bike changed the game in cardio. Loved by millions, it keeps athletes coming back for more to improve their home workout routines. It has a two rear-facing stereo system with 16 watts of power. It also has a five-megapixel front-facing camera with a built-in microphone.


The Peloton Bike+ offers a total-body workout powered by immersive technology. This technology is designed to keep you effortlessly moving from cardio to strength training, yoga and other body-flowing exercises, on and off the bike. How? The larger and brighter 360º rotating, anti-reflective screen delivers immersive viewing from any angle in your workout room. 


Four rear- and front-facing speakers create studio-quality sound, thanks to 26 watts of power. An Auto Resistance knob that automatically adjusts resistance to follow the instructors’ cues for the ultimate total body workout powered by Peloton’s most immersive technology. 


The Bike+ has an eight-megapixel front-facing camera with a privacy cover, along with a built-in four digital array microphone.

Take a closer look and compare each machine below.


Once you’re ready to ride, you’ll want to add a pair of Peloton cycling shoes with delta-compatible cleats to clip into the pedals and enjoy the ideal cycling experience.


Complete your setup with the Peloton Bike Mat, which helps prevent scuff marks on your floors. It can also help to prolong the life of your bike by blocking dust and carpet fibers from entering the bike’s mechanical parts.

Peloton Bike

Feel the game-changing cardio when you hop on the Peloton Bike for a workout experience that goes beyond cycling. Stay motivated as you sing, dance, and climb the leaderboard with other members.

Peloton Bike+

Unlock the ultimate total body workout powered by Peloton's most immersive technology, including an Auto Resistance knob that automatically adjusts your resistance to follow the instructors’ cues.

The Peloton Bike and Peloton Bike+ offer dynamic, result-driven workouts that are customized to your fitness needs. Discover a routine that’s right for you in our Complete Guide to Peloton.