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Echelon Connect Sport Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike

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Walmart has Echelon Connect Sport Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike w/ 6-Month Echelon Fit App Membership on sale for $497. Shipping is free. Thanks caffeinated1600

Features:
  • 32 levels of silent magnetic resistance
  • Fully adjustable toe cages on the pedals
  • Extra-large cushioned seat
  • Slip-resistant padded handlebars
  • Live classes and more than 500 on-demand videos are available daily through the Echelon Fit App (6-month membership included w/ purchase)
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Echelon Connect Sport Indoor Cycling Exercise Bike with 6-Month Free Membership

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Best summary:
Quote from PurpleStove2383
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Hey everyone, I bought this over a month ago with the colder weather coming, and I just hit my 100th ride this week so I've become pretty used to the system. I've posted this in similar threads to this and people have found it helpful, so here's my how-to Peloton guide that tells you what you need.

Required items you'll need:
  • Echelon bike [walmart.com]
  • Peloton app [onepeloton.com]
  • Peloton subscription (Note, if you have a friend who has a bike subscription [not just app] you can ask if they'll create an account for you instead to save some money)
  • Two streaming devices
    One to connect to the Echelon app [echelonfit.com] to display your statistics, usually a phone
    One to connect to the Peloton app to display the classes, usually a tablet
Optional add-ons to improve the experience
  • Wahoo cadence sensor [amazon.com] - iOS support only - this attaches to your bike's gearshaft and can be connected to the Peloton app to integrate your cadence. You'll already be getting cadence information from the Echelon app on your phone, but if you want it to display in the Peloton app, you'll need this too.
  • Polar OH1+ heart rate sensor [amazon.com] - this wraps around your arm and can provide heart rate data to the Peloton app. Instructors will mention heart rate zones to target in advanced classes, so if you want to be able to follow along you'll need this, but it's not required. You will also get more accurate calorie burn counts with your heart rate being measured.

    Note: If you are an iOS user and have an Apple Watch, you have a couple options instead of buying a sensor.
    1. Use Peloton app on your iPhone. If you use your iPhone for displaying the class, it will have direct access to your heart rate from your Apple Watch.
    2. Download HeartCast [apple.com] which allows your Apple Watch to broadcast heart rate over bluetooth. You can pair this with your iPad/Android tablet.
  • Bicycle mat [amazon.com] - The official Echelon mat is 27"x47", so this should fit underneath it to catch your sweat and protect your carpet/hardwood floor.
  • 1-3lb dumbbells [amazon.com] - In some classes, the instructor will tell you to do some lifts, so you'll need a set of light weights
  • Peloton to Echelon resistance chart [etsy.com] - The instructor will call out numbers to change your bicycle resistance during the class, but the Echelon uses a different scale so you can print this out or buy one to have as a handy reference.
  • Gel bicycle seat cover [amazon.com] - If you are gonna be spinning for a long time, the gel will help ease any pain you have in your backside

To get the baseline experience done, you'll need to setup your Echelon bike as described in the manual. After physical setup is complete, download the Echelon app to your phone, and then plug in your bike and start the pairing process.

Next, if you bought either of the optional sensors you'll need to pair them with your ipad/android tablet.

Once paired, to get your Echelon app into freestyle mode to display your statistics, go to the bottom right of the app, select "More", then "Freestyle Ride".

Finally, you will then be able to load the Peloton app on your tablet, select a class, and start going.
Flywheel weight & other specs:
Quote from loudlikenature
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Heads up, this bike only has a 15lb flywheel. Won't match the feel of a Peloton.
Quote from GenerXman
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The Echelon Sport and EX-Prime have only 7 KG flywheels.
https://ibb.co/N2B4DwL
https://echelonuk.zendesk.com/hc/...ifications
https://echelonfit.uk/pages/compa...nnect-bike
Quote from petas
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A good article explaining flywheel weight

https://groomandstyle.com/exercis...-vs-heavy/

The Keiser M3 plus only has an 8 lb flywheel, but its close to $2k. Its about how the bike is engineered.
Cheap mat for underneath:
Quote from ThaiBruin
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I bought this for $17.99

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/produ...UTF8&psc=1
Peloton app compatibility:
Quote from juvenescence
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Not anymore, Peloton disable third party cadence sensors in their app as of this past month.

https://old.reddit.com/r/pelotonc...tionality/
Peloton resistance conversion chart:
Quote from ThaiBruin
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No. Use this chart. This was built by measuring the power output at different resistance levels. It's not a 1-1 conversion like the etsy chart leads you to believe.

https://imgur.com/a/ZRm2Wg2
Handweights or not:
Quote from ObiYawn
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Earlier in this thread, there was someone asking for suggestions where to store hand-weights on this bike. As I was researching this topic myself, I came across the following article which rips into the practice of using hand weights during cycling workouts. Thought I'd share it, as it made me reconsider using hand weights in conjunction with the bike:

https://www.indoorcyclingassociat...ing-class/
Storage bag for handlebars:
Quote from wahornsam
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Here's a bag on Amazon that holds bottles and stuff:
Click Here [amazon.com]
Water bottles:
Quote from ObiYawn
:
I use the standard bottle holder that came with the bike and ordered the following bottles, which are the same size and seemingly shape as the ones that Echelon sells on their website, only substantially cheaper: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BC3M7ZK
Finding serial number for account registration:
Quote from ObiYawn
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There should be a sticker on the lower rear fork (right side).
Quote from ObiYawn
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Plug the bike in, then try scanning for pairable bluetooth devices in your phone or tablet. The bike name will come up. That's actually identical to the serial number. Like "ECH-SPORT-XXXXXX"
Quote from ObiYawn
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The entire string "ECH-SPORT-XXXXX" is the serial number
Rider height:
Quote from ObiYawn
:
The handlebar cannot be adjusted horizontally, only up and down, so that may be an issue. My fiance is 5'4" and it's fine for her when the seat is all the way forward.

This may be helpful in your decision making: https://echelonfit.zendesk.com/hc...NECT-BIKE-
Quote from kpxskim21
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got a wifey who's 4'10" and she has no issues so far.
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Hey everyone, I bought this over a month ago with the colder weather coming, and I just hit my 100th ride this week so I've become pretty used to the system. I've posted this in similar threads to this and people have found it helpful, so here's my how-to Peloton guide that tells you what you need.

Required items you'll need:

Echelon bike [walmart.com]
Peloton app [onepeloton.com]
Peloton subscription (Note, if you have a friend who has a bike subscription you can ask if they'll create an account for you instead to save some money)
Two streaming devices
One to connect to the Echelon app [echelonfit.com] to display your statistics, usually a phone
One to connect to the Peloton app to display the classes, usually a tablet

Optional add-ons to improve the experience

Wahoo cadence sensor [amazon.com] - iOS support only - this attaches to your bike's gearshaft and can be connected to the Peloton app to integrate your cadence. You'll already be getting cadence information from the Echelon app on your phone, but if you want it to display in the Peloton app, you'll need this too.

Polar OH1+ heart rate sensor [amazon.com] - this wraps around your arm and can provide heart rate data to the Peloton app. Instructors will mention heart rate zones to target in advanced classes, so if you want to be able to follow along you'll need this, but it's not required. You will also get more accurate calorie burn counts with your heart rate being measured.

Note: If you are an iOS user and have an Apple Watch, you have a couple options instead of buying a sensor.

Use Peloton app on your iPhone. If you use your iPhone for displaying the class, it will have direct access to your heart rate from your Apple Watch.

Download HeartCast [apple.com] which allows your Apple Watch to broadcast heart rate over bluetooth. You can pair this with your iPad/Android tablet.

Bicycle mat [amazon.com] - The official Echelon mat is 27"x47", so this should fit underneath it to catch your sweat and protect your carpet/hardwood floor.
1-3lb dumbbells [amazon.com] - In some classes, the instructor will tell you to do some lifts, so you'll need a set of light weights
Peloton to Echelon resistance chart [etsy.com] - The instructor will call out numbers to change your bicycle resistance during the class, but the Echelon uses a different scale so you can print this out or buy one to have as a handy reference.
Gel bicycle seat cover [amazon.com] - If you are gonna be spinning for a long time, the gel will help ease any pain you have in your backside


To get the baseline experience done, you'll need to setup your Echelon bike as described in the manual. After physical setup is complete, download the Echelon app to your phone, and then plug in your bike and start the pairing process.

Next, if you bought either of the optional sensors you'll need to pair them with your ipad/android tablet.

Once paired, to get your Echelon app into freestyle mode to display your statistics, go to the bottom right of the app, select "More", then "Freestyle Ride".

Finally, you will then be able to load the Peloton app on your tablet, select a class, and start going.
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No you do not. Cadence, output and resistance is displayed on your phone. You do need an iPad/second display to run the Peloton app. The Wahoo cadence is helpful to have though because it is displayed on the iPad screen, that way you don't have to look down at your phone.

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Thanks! Been hoping this would come back in stock. Purchased.
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Wish Amazon would get the grey version
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So is the 6 month membership the same Echelon Fit app that also works with the Echelon Rower?
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I ordered one a couple of days ago with ETA of Oct 27, now it's 2 day shipping, had to cancel my last order...well I saved $2 too.
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Do I need a cadence sensor to use this with peloton app?
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Do I need a cadence sensor to use this with peloton app?
No you do not. Cadence, output and resistance is displayed on your phone. You do need an iPad/second display to run the Peloton app. The Wahoo cadence is helpful to have though because it is displayed on the iPad screen, that way you don't have to look down at your phone.
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Found this one on Amazon & looks pretty good. Please let me know if it's a good deal
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07Q2...HFbNWQTWD5
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Found this one on Amazon & looks pretty good. Please let me know if it's a good deal
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That looks like a good price for magnetic resistance, but there's no way to track resistance level or cadence as it is. The Echelon lets you track that if you download the app and open the "freestyle ride" option - no subscription needed.

I have a cheaper bike but wish I got this Echelon. Knowing the actual resistance level and cadence is essential if you want to follow along with the Peloton app, since the instructor is constantly telling you to be at a certain cadence or resistance. There is a handy conversion chart of Echelon to Peloton resistance on the internet.
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Thanks, picked one up.

Don't forget Chase Freedom has Walmart as one of the 5% categories this quarter!
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https://youtu.be/MpAP2KLXxgc

If anyone looking to see the difference between walmart vs amazon.

Not the greatest video he really trying hard to make you watch the entire video but he does tell you the differences.
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If anyone looking to see the difference between walmart vs amazon.

Not the greatest video he really trying hard to make you watch the entire video but he does tell you the differences.
Don't tell us the differences in your past, though
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