Review: Are Peloton Weights Worth It?

Peloton Weights
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Peloton weights are aesthetically pleasing, comfortable in hand, and made from premium urethane that delivers a high-end experience. The dumbbells are also relatively cheap for their value, making them a very attractive product for home gym owners with discerning tastes.

I’m a big fan of the Peloton ecosystem and own the Peloton Bike, Tread, and Rower. When my rower was getting ready to ship, Peloton offered me my choice of three dumbbell sizes at no additional cost.

My wife chose our Peloton weight options and decided on the 5, 10, and 15-pound dumbbells.

As someone with a full set of Rogue dumbbells, I wasn’t expecting much from a company known more for its bike than its weights. The second our new dumbbells arrived, I took a look at the Peloton 15 lb weight,s and I was immediately impressed.

I have already completed a Peloton Dumbbells review, but several readers have emailed me since that review went live, asking me to explain why Peloton weights are worth the purchase.

I decided to break down why you should buy Peloton dumbbells into several sections. Let’s dive in.

Why Are Peloton Weights Needed?

Peloton Weights - Urethane Dumbbells
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Pelton bike, rower, and treadmill classes involve more than a singular exercise. If you want to get the most out of your equipment some classes combine Peloton’s world-class cardio work with weight training.

Weight training is available for the Peloton bike, tread, and rower.

While you can use any dumbbells for these classes, Peloton weights are among the best you can purchase.

What Peloton Classes Use Weights?

You can grab hold of your Peloton dumbbell set for various programs and singular workouts within the Peloton app.

Intervals & Arms Ride

The weights that come with your Peloton bike are more than enough for this part of a Peloton program. 1, 2, and 3-pound weights are incorporated into your bike rides.

You can attach your Peloton weights to the back of your bike’s seat and grab them as needed.

Peloton Neoprene Weights
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Remember that these are neoprene weights, not the top-of-the-line urethane dumbbells we’re focused on when asking questions this time around.

Jump into a Bootcamp with your Peloton Weights

Bike, Tread, and Rower boot camps will take your cardio workout to the next level.

In these classes, you’ll be asked to use weights of all sizes. You can also choose heavier weights based on your own fitness goals and level of expertise.

Peloton Strength Classes

I love cardio, but not nearly as much as lifting weights. Peloton trainers are constantly reminding their riders, runners, and rowers that working on muscle training is just as important as cardio workouts.

In recent years Peloton’s excellent app has been offering a growing number of weight training programs.

With Peloton, you can choose from various strength training classes ranging from the upper body, lower body, core, and body weight training.

Pelton free weights not only match your equipment, but they also help you build muscle. It’s a win-win scenario.

Peloton Dumbells Weight Ranges

If you focus on classes, your trainer will tell you which groups of weights to grab during each workout. Remember that you set your own goals, and these are simply suggestions made by Pelton trainers.

Typically trainers will tell you to grab five and 10-pound Peloton weights, 10 to 20-pound options, or 15 to 30 pounds.

With so many weights, I wish there was a Peloton weight rack specifically designed for these weights. I know it sounds a bit silly, but I like matching aesthetics to the equipment in my garage gym. Also, because of their square shape, they don’t always fit into place with other weights.

Peloton Weights size
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As you can see in the photo above, my Peloton weights have wider ends but are shorter in stature. In my dumbbell weight tree, they take up too much space in the smaller slots at the top of the tree. If a Peloton dumbbell rack is ever offered, I’ll be the first person in line to purchase the product.

Peloton Dumbells Review

As I mentioned in my previous Peloton weights review. The product’s urethane is among the best in class. There is no oily residue on the rubber and none of that rubber smell that can often arrive with a new shipment of dumbbells.

Looking back at the photo above, it’s easy to see how much more defined Peloton dumbbells look than standard rubberized weights. The materials used to make this product is top-notch.

The handles on the Pelton dumbbells offer a knurling that is on the low to medium size. The grip on the handles feels very comfortable, and the flat design feels familiar to me since I use barbells throughout most of my workouts.

Peloton Dumbells Knurling
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I’m honestly not sure if I prefer the ergonomic handles like the ones from Rogue or the straight handles offered with these weights.

The Pelton weight handles are also shorter than many other options on the market. My hand fits snuggly within the handle, and I prefer this shorter setup.

Finding the center of gravity on the dumbbell is easier when you have less area to grip. Compared to other options, I find it much easier to rotate my hands and shoulders with my Peloton dumbbells.

Here are the weight dimensions for each size:

Peloton 5 lb weights
8.5” L x 4.5” H x 7.5” W
Peloton 10 lb weights
9.5” L x 5” H x 9.5” W
Peloton 15 lb weights
10.5” L x 5.5” H x 10.5” W
Peloton 20 lb weights
11.5” L x 6.5” H x 11.5” W
Peloton 25 lb weights
12” L x 6.5” H x 11.5” W
Peloton 30 lb weights
12.75” L x 7” H x 12.75” W

Peloton Weights Price

Urethane will always be more expensive than standard rubber or neoprene dumbbells. You get what you pay for, and in the case of Peloton, the price you pay is pretty good.

I aggregated the prices for Peloton dumbbells, and you might be surprised how much each pair will cost you.

Peloton Dumbbells | 5lb Pair
Peloton Dumbbells | 5lb Pair
SLEEK & MODERN – Peloton dumbbells will blend seamlessly into your home gym.
$55.00 Amazon Prime
Peloton Dumbbells | 10lb Pair
Peloton Dumbbells | 10lb Pair
SLEEK & MODERN – Peloton dumbbells will blend seamlessly into your home gym.
$75.00 Amazon Prime
Peloton Dumbbells | 15lb Pair
Peloton Dumbbells | 15lb Pair
SLEEK & MODERN – Peloton dumbbells will blend seamlessly into your home gym.
$95.00 Amazon Prime
Peloton Dumbbells | 20lb Pair
Peloton Dumbbells | 20lb Pair
SLEEK & MODERN – Peloton dumbbells will blend seamlessly into your home gym.
$115.00 Amazon Prime
Peloton Dumbbells | 25lb Pair
Peloton Dumbbells | 25lb Pair
SLEEK & MODERN – Peloton dumbbells will blend seamlessly into your home gym.
$162.96 Amazon Prime
Peloton Dumbbells | 30lb Pair
Peloton Dumbbells | 30lb Pair
SLEEK & MODERN – Peloton dumbbells will blend seamlessly into your home gym.
$189.30 Amazon Prime

When you consider the quality of the materials used to make Peloton weights and the free 2-day shipping included with Amazon Prime orders, it’s easy to see the value added when choosing a high-end product like these dumbbells.

Pelton weights hold chalk well, provide a decent amount of knurling, and they make for easier rotations while helping establish their center of gravity quickly thanks to shorter handles.

Overall, the Peloton dumbbells are an awesome product and a welcomed addition to my home gym.

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Written by James Kosur

James is a 20-year veteran of the digital media industry, an avid gym builder, and a dad to four kids, three dogs, and two cats. He's a DIYer who loves building stuff with his hands and a gamer who enjoys all facets of gaming.