- 22-inch screen
- Side to side simulates turning
- Trainer-led classes available
The VeloCore indoor cycling bike is a true Peloton alternative -- especially if you get the model with the 22-inch screen. If you're interested in buying a competitor to Peloton but want something closer to a virtual reality cycling experience, the VeloCore might be the solution for you.
The added touch of realism in your rides comes from the VeloCore's ability to let you lean side to side. The bike chassis tilts left and right to simulate turns during a workout. As an added fitness bonus, the realistic leaning brings into the cycling mix your abs and other muscles, which would sit dormant on any other stationary bike ride. The bike itself also has magnetic resistance and looks premium, with pedals that support both regular and clip-in shoes.
The VeloCore's accompanying platform is Bowflex's JRNY software and service, which offers trainer-led and recorded virtual coach classes. There are scenic virtual ride and streaming radio stations, too. Plus, it includes the ability to sign into streaming services like Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+. JRNY even supports syncing ride data with other apps, like Peloton.
The service costs $20 a month or $149 annually. It's worth noting that, if you'd rather avoid the monthly fee, you can use your VeloCore without it.