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My wife and I are wanting to get a spin bike and are trying to decide between the Nordictrack S22i and the Peloton, and as you can imagine there’s pros and cons for both.

The big plus for the Peloton is the classes, and the music. The music on the iFit app of the Nordictrack is rubbish to say the least, certainly wouldn’t get us going in a class. However, we do like that the Nordictrack automatically adjusts resistance and you can adjust the resistance via buttons rather than a dial, which brings us on to our biggest concern with the Peloton.

We’ve watched some YouTube reviews and have seen that the resistance knob on the Peloton can be difficult to adjust accurately. One video we watched the demonstrator did a 1/4 turn and the resistance didn’t alter, and then she did it again and it went up 3. So the question is what is it like really, can you change resistance accurately or is it a bit of a lottery? It would have been nice if it was a click wheel so that you knew one click was +1 resistance or something. It might seem like a minor thing but I know this would start to wear thin on me if I couldn’t accurately and consistently adjust resistance.

Any input would be much appreciated.
 

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I have never had any issues with the resistance knob. It is not super precise as there is no click but it's very easy and fast to adjust. I haven't heard many people complain about it on this message board or elsewhere.

Here's an article I wrote for a different website last year. The bike has been a game changer for my wife and I. We've also gotten into many of the things you can do on the app as well including stretching, strength and meditation. As long as you like riding a spin bike and like the style of classes, I think Peloton is the best option out there right now.
 

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I have never had any issues with the resistance knob. It is not super precise as there is no click but it's very easy and fast to adjust. I haven't heard many people complain about it on this message board or elsewhere.

Here's an article I wrote for a different website last year. The bike has been a game changer for my wife and I. We've also gotten into many of the things you can do on the app as well including stretching, strength and meditation. As long as you like riding a spin bike and like the style of classes, I think Peloton is the best option out there right now.
Thanks very much, I'll have a read of that article (y)
 
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