by Marcus Leach
Hands up who has woken up early for a bike ride only to see that it is pouring with rain and thus gone straight back to bed. Just as we thought, pretty much all of us. Well thankfully this week's Kickstarter project means you will never have to worry about that happening again.
The Project: The Peloton Bike
What Is It: The Peloton Bike delivers live and on-demand indoor cycling classes to your home, while allowing competition and video chat with friends.
The Brains: The team behind the bike are a group of technologists who are applying years of technology experience to the fitness industry by embarking on a new approach to equipment design, supported by a state of the art software ecosystem. Headed up by John Foley, who has been leading technology and manufacturing companies for 23 years, the team boasts plenty of experience.
In-Depth: Designed from the ground up by Peloton in NYC, the Peloton bike merges high-design with modern technology. With a near-silent belt drive system and a magnetic resistance flywheel, this bike rides smooth and quiet, and its carbon steel, monocoque construction provides amazing strength and stability.
The bike itself is just part of the story. Peloton's first-in-class 21.5" Full HD, multitouch console connects to your home WiFi to deliver live and on demand studio cycling classes from the best cycling instructors, anytime.
Whilst the Full HD 1080P LED sweat resistant screen is mightily impressive, it's what's behind the screen that makes the Peloton completely unique. A 1.5 GHz dual-core processor from Texas Instruments helps bring you fast HD streaming video, whilst a front facing camera and microphone mean you can interact with friends and encourage one another while you ride.
Target: No need to worry about pledging to this project, as it was successfully funded a while ago. Instead, should you want to buy your own simply head over to Peloton's website.