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Just did Hannah Corbin’s 30min Eric Church ride… let me first say, I really like most of the instructors. Don’t really care about the shoutouts, haven’t heard my name ever, so don’t really care. I have taken a ton of Hannah’s rides, she plays awesome music and has a great variety of playlists. But this maybe the worst ride I’ve ever taken, because of the talking. It’s like she tried for a record for a 1/2 hr. ride. I Have never been so frustrated on the bike… my wife heard me yell shut up several times from the other room. Sorry Hannah, but I missed most of the Eric Church songs…
 

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New to the bike and the forum. After reading through the comments I get that there are a wide range of people that use the Peloton and that Peloton is not servicing the those of you that are training or moderate to high end athletes.

For those of us that bought the Peloton to get into shape, the motivational part of the rides, I find to be helpful. I think Peloton has focused too heavily on this market. Most likely their data shows that we are the largest consumers purchasing Peloton's and they are trying to keep us as members.

That said, I do see a point in the distant future for myself when I do get fit that I would like less talking. I also agree that the extra banter is not needed. I use the option for more music than instructor on every ride. Though I do want to hear them for the queues.

Has anyone sent a request to Peloton requesting less talk for high end rides?

Peddle on my brothers.
I have called them many times over the past 8 months, so far they have done nothing. Simply adjusting the setting on the “more music” option they already have would be the easiest solution. Or adding a mute instructor button.
 

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I have called them many times over the past 8 months, so far they have done nothing. Simply adjusting the setting on the “more music” option they already have would be the easiest solution. Or adding a mute instructor button.
The "more music" option is a good start, but then it's hard to hear the cadence resistance calls. They really should be able to be displayed on the screen without choosing subtitles. And then at least 50% of the classes should just be listed as "no call-outs". I mind the talking less than the call-outs, though it depends on the instructor. Dennis doesn't do many call outs at all and mostly talks about the music if anything. He's my go-to. But I'd love to find another who doesn't talk a lot.
 

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I would love to just hear the instructions and the music. I don’t mind an occasional encouragement. I just can stand the constant shout outs. I would love to see classes with no shout outs for people who are just there to work out.
 

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Does someone from Peloton read these posts? To me, it’s getting really bad with the talking in the classes. Don’t care so much about the singing and dancing, but why must some of you talk so much? I’ve seen 2 instructors cry during classes talking about issues that I don’t care about… I don’t think I need therapy, and sure don’t want it in the bike. I wouldn’t take a class if it was advertised as a musical trivia quiz, why is this stuff allowed?
I bought a peloton to get into better shape, and I try my best just about every class, but I also love music and working out to music. I have exited out of several classes lately because of the instructors talking. I don’t care what the weather is like in NY, or what you might make for dinner. I can’t help but think that the instructors them selves would appreciate a mute button. I can imagine it gets old making all those cycling classes, and trying to motivate people in different ways, but I avoid 2-3 people, who I love their musical choices, because of the excessive talking… my post has become like most of the classes, too much lip…
 

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Other bikes have Netflix and other apps built into the tablet. I love the instructors in general but I wouldn't mind watching shows occasionally during a "just ride" and it sounds like for some people they would like the option to do that as well. A category of classes with no shout outs would also be nice.
Yes, this! I bought a bike not only for classes but mostly - to spin the bike while watching my fav shows instead of just sitting on the couch.
 

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I think the instructors are great, but I really wish they would have classes that have minutes-long periods where you just ride and listen to the music. Some of them feel the need to talk literally the whole time and it makes it hard to get into the ride. Everyone I talk to feels the same way so wondering why there is not a whole section of classes that feature this?
Don't get this at all. If I want silence, I turn the volume on my screen off and set the auto follow on to follow suggested cadence/resistance. I turn on music on my iPods or watch YouTube or listen to YouTube music or ..... I do scenic rides, with just music, or without. I must be really weird cause I seem to be so focused on my effort and don't spend a lot of time attentively listening to the instructor if they're yapping. Someone please explain what's wrong with me? Why am I not offended that an instructor wants to motivate my effort? I mean, huh?
 

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I mean, there's a simple solution if you don't like an instructor. Don't take their classes, or like someone else said, turn off the volume and play something else in the background (i.e. music, tv show, silence, etc.). Or use the manual ride option (if that still exists). It's kinda pointless for Peloton to hire a bunch of instructors and tell them to talk less or don't talk at all...cause that would be insanely boring and offer little variety or personality.
 
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