I am giving one of my referrals to a friend who has a Peleton and not a smart trainer. Is there anyway to export a training ride to Peleton to coax that platform into performing a TR workout?
I’ve used a Peleton only twice in a fitness center so I don’t know anything about it. Thanks in advance for your help.
No way I have heard. The P bikes have a deliberately ‘closed’ system. At best I think they need TR running on a compatible device separate from the P.
See this @dcrainmaker article Peloton Power Data Broadcaster (DFC) Launches: Hands-on Details | DC Rainmaker
Not control of the peloton, but would allow use with TR in “resistance” mode
A few ways:
Power meter pedals connected to TrainerRoad running on a computer/tablet/smartphone
The device mentioned above (in the dc rainmaker article). Not yet available but I think it is supposed to be soon. Basically intercepts the peloton’s power numbers and broadcasts them over Bluetooth.
Or make a “gymnasticon” using a raspberry pi
Any of these will connect to TrainerRoad but you will need to manually adjust the resistance to the target range. I have used my assioma pedals and more recently the gymnasticon successfully
With any of the above, your friend can make a “smartspin2k” and have essentially a smart bike to use with TrainerRoad or other apps.
This is a bit more involved to put together but reportedly works great with TrainerRoad, zwift, etc. I haven’t had a chance to test mine since they got TrainerRoad working with it a couple weeks ago. As I said, it does require a source of power data and they all require a device on which to run TrainerRoad (the peloton tablet/screen is not up to the task).