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Killer deal: This budget Peloton alternative is $460 off on Amazon right now

Echelon Connect Sport
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Carrying a few extra pounds after Thanksgiving? Now’s a good time to grab a new exercise bike, thanks to this pre-Holiday sale.

The Echelon Connect EX3 is just $539 on Amazon right now (and Walmart has it for the same price, too.) That’s a huge saving of $460, more than 45% off the original price.

Echelon Connect EX3: was $999 now $539 @ Amazon

Echelon Connect EX3: was $999 now $539 @ Amazon
The Echelon Connect EX3 is a great budget alternative to a Peloton exercise bike. You’ll still be able to enjoy both live and on-demand workouts, whether it’s a spin class, yoga, boxing, or pilates, for a much lower up-front cost. Walmart has the bike for the same price right now, so check there if this sells out.

Echelon Connect EX5s: was $1,999 now $1,274 @ Walmart

Echelon Connect EX5s: was $1,999 now $1,274 @ Walmart
If you think you’d miss the Peloton’s built-in screen, there’s still an option for you — the Echelon Connect EX5s is available for a steal right now on Walmart. It’s currently the only Echelon bike with a touch screen included, making it the ultimate rival to Peloton for a lower price.

Unlike Peloton exercise bikes, the Echelon Connect EX3 doesn’t have a touchscreen to view workout content on. This is part of what makes it less expensive than the alternative. But it’s only marginally less convenient — just place your device on the tablet mount and you’re ready to go.

Another great thing about the Echelon Connect EX3 is its versatility. The handlebars can be flipped 180 degrees, which means you can do off-bike workouts without having the bike in the way of the screen. The position of the seat can also be widely adjusted, making it easy to get the perfect fit, and the same goes for the adjustable toe cages on the pedals.

Last off, the bike has a scratch-resistant frame and slip-resistant handlebars. Peloton is popular for a reason, but if you want a more budget-friendly alternative, Echelon won’t disappoint.

If you’re still thinking about what the right bike for you could be, check out our list of the best exercise bikes to help you make your decision.

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide covering the latest tech news and specializing in deals content and how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices and headphones to games and software. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.