What is Lanebreak Platoon and how does it work?

Peloton has a lot of features, from Just Ride and Scenic Routes to the plethora of courses on offer. There’s also a feature called Lanebreak, which combines cardio and gaming.

Here’s everything you need to know about Peloton’s Lanebreak feature, including how it works and how to install it on your Peloton Bike or Bike+.

What is the Lanebreak Platoon?

Peloton Lanebreak is a feature offered by Peloton. It adds to the Just Ride and Scenic Routes functions in the “More” section of the Peloton Bike and Bike+ interface. Also, it works with various accessories like the Heart Rate Band.

Lanebreak is designed as a pace-based experience where you must adapt and maintain your pace or resistance based on on-screen prompts in order to get the highest possible score. It is always a training session; but it is also designed as a game.

How it works ?

Peloton Lanebreak features a six-lane virtual track with an on-screen wheel for you to control. You will be greeted by obstacles that are synchronized with the rhythm of the music; and there are also goals that you will have to achieve. You control cadence with your leg speed as usual, but when using the Lanebreak feature, the resistance knob lets you turn left or right; in order to avoid obstacles and control the wheel.

Lanebreak offers a number of different levels, ranging from various workout types like HIIT and Intervals, to specific playlists. Also, each level offers four different difficulties, from beginner to expert.

The duration of the levels also varies – between five and twenty minutes – and the musical genres are varied, including exclusive remixes by David Bowie.

Lanebreak also offers three different types of challenges and ways to progress. These challenges are Pickups, Streams and Breakers. Pickups allow you to earn points as long as you manage to stay in the required lane. Streams focus on cadence in exchange for points and Breakers focus on energy production.

What does the Lanebreak Platoon look like?

Peloton Lanebreak feature is good. And, while the controls take a bit of getting used to the first time you try it, you’ll get used to it quickly.

As we mentioned, there are six lanes on the virtual track. And, from time to time, you will have the possibility of choosing between two different corridors. The left will be the easier side in terms of resistance, while the right is more difficult. Pick the right and you’ll get more points (about 10 more per Stream).

You turn the red resistance knob to move between lanes and the idea is to collect as many “beats” as you can as they appear in the lanes. There are also “Breakers” that appear from time to time that require you to increase your output (combination of cadence and resistance) to recharge it. The more you charge it, the more points you earn. Between the “Beats” and the “Breakers”, there are the “Streams”.

For Streams, you must reach and maintain the target cadence within the specified range while in a Stream. Once you’ve completed a Lanebreak workout and earned points for the Beats, Breakers, and Streams you’ve collected, you’ll end up on the global leaderboard for your chosen level and difficulty . You can also get up to three stars based on your performance in the level. It depends on how many Beats, Streams and Breakers you get.

How do I get this feature from Peloton?

Peloton Lanebreak will be available to members from February 16, 2022. To access it, you must first ensure that you are running the latest version of the software; in a country that supports this feature.

You should be prompted to do this when you turn on your Bike or Bike+. Once your Bike or Bike+ has been updated, you’ll need to go to the “More” section at the bottom of your Peloton screen; where you will find the Peloton Lanebreak feature.

Where is Peloton Lanebreak available?

Peloton launched the Lanebreak feature on February 16, 2022 for users in the US, Canada, UK, Germany and Australia. It remains to be seen when it will be available in France.

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