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Hi,
Have had a Peloton bike for a couple years and it's been great. I'm thinking about upgrading to the Bike+ but I've been holding off due to the quality issues I've been seeing from some people.

If you own a Bike+ are you happy with it? If you upgraded are you glad you did it early rather than waiting?
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Hi! I have had my bike for 5 years and decided to get the +. I have had it for a few weeks. It is a really nice machine. Honestly pretty similar to the original which is pretty cool that they didn't change it up too much. It feels a lot different to me, even the seat feels different, probably just because Im just so attached to mine after all these years. I have realized I don't use the auto follow resistance feature (I like to take mostly live rides and its not available on them) or the apple watch feature, the speakers sometimes don't sound that great. I have gotten back on my old bike and think Im going to return and just get a new "original" bike. I know Im probably the only one who feels this way but I decided because I do its not worth the extra money for features I don't use. If your gonna use them Im sure its well worth the $600 more.
 

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I can't speak for the original Bike, but I've had a Bike+ since Oct, and I love it. I was a Peloton skeptic at first, but now I'm a believer and use the thing like every day. The only issue I've dealt with is whenever the Bike+ is powered down or restarted after an update, it has issues with the WiFi dropping in and out. However, this resolves itself in about 20-30 mins and no WiFi issues as long as I keep the Bike+ plugged in and it doesn't have to restart. (Maybe the WiFi antenna power needs time to "settle in"?). I do like the new features of the Bike+ and use them frequently; the rotating screen, the auto-follow with on demand rides, etc. Will warn you that I've heard many stories, including on this forum, that the Bike+, due to it's digital auto-calibration, is "tougher" than the original Bike and your metrics will be off (usually significantly) if your original Bike is not manually calibrated properly.
 

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Jessica: I, too, had an original Peloton bike for about 5 years and upgraded to the Bike+. I did not find the new features worth the extra $$. Also, the weight rack on the new bike was plastic and seemed cheap. Also calibration issues. I have returned it and got a new old version and I am very happy with it. Delivery, refunds, all were great. I only had to wait 2 weeks for my new bike.
 

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Jessica: I, too, had an original Peloton bike for about 5 years and upgraded to the Bike+. I did not find the new features worth the extra $$. Also, the weight rack on the new bike was plastic and seemed cheap. Also calibration issues. I have returned it and got a new old version and I am very happy with it. Delivery, refunds, all were great. I only had to wait 2 weeks for my new bike.
SueAnn, Im so glad Im not the only one! They picked up the + on Monday and now I wait for my "new" old bike on 1/27. The bike I have now still working perfectly so dont mind waiting, Another reason I decided to stick with the kind I have, have not had 1 issue with it since day one. See ya on the leaderboard!
 

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I had the original bike since June 2019 and switched to the bike + about a month ago. To me, it was worth it but it does take a little getting used to. I do a lot of on demand rides and LOVE the auto follow. It is really an amazing feature because it is so accurate so it doesn’t fly past the resistance number you’re trying to get to. Also, I am really into the music in the rides and the sound is superior on the +. The rotating screen is really nice but, it isn’t as important to me because I can just as easily screen to my tv. I do think it is worth the extra $$ but, I can see both sides of it.
 

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I'm in the same boat - happy with my original bike which is working fine. Will probably upgrade in 2021 but want to make sure they've worked out the kinks. I'll probably keep my original bike and sell it once I'm sure the new one works well as I'm sure I can get more than the $700 for the trade in and our family will go nuts if we are without a functional Peloton for any period of time:)

From what I've heard, I'm guessing my output will be lower but if that's more accurate than so be it!
 

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The auto follow feature and syncing with my Apple watch are pretty cool. I plan to upgrade soon. It's also good to have the latest and greatest tablet as I'm sure some of the features they will add won't work with the old bike. It's a lot of money but for something we use all the time it's worth it.
 
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