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Does anyone on here use their Peloton to help them train for bike races, marathons, etc? If so, do you find that it helps you become a better rider when you go out on public roads? Or do you prefer training on your actual bike?
 

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Absolutely! In terms of 'conditioning', building muscle, endurance, getting your butt used to the saddle, it is a great tool to get you ready for bicycling. There are of course many other factors to road biking that aren't simulated on the bike (riding safely next to cars, dealing with high winds, dealing with irregular road surface, etc), but I don't think anyone would expect that.
 

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I also agree with PedalStomper. I have been riding my peloton since December. When I have ridden outside I feel stronger and my legs and cardio have not suffered at all. I also believe it matters what classes and instructor you take as well.
 

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Does anyone on here use their Peloton to help them train for bike races, marathons, etc? If so, do you find that it helps you become a better rider when you go out on public roads? Or do you prefer training on your actual bike?
Howdy, to answer your question, yes I do use the peloton to train for my biking. I don’t always have enough time to get in a regular ride, so the peloton helps me to use my time the best that I can. I set the peloton up as close to my bike settings as possible. Do I feel like using the peloton makes me a better rider? No. It just helps to keep my legs and muscles in the same muscle memory. Always, the best cycling training is to be on the bike itself. The peloton is just a way to keep as close to being on the bike when I can’t.
 
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