‘Project Tinman:’ How Peloton Planned to Conceal Rust on Its Fancy Exercise Bikes

Peloton has faced a number of crises in recent months, now the company is facing yet another as details of a plan to conceal the internal corrosion of exercise machines referred to internally as “Project Tinman,” are made public. One outraged employee who came forward said: “It was the single driving factor in my beginning stages of hatred for the company that I had spent the previous year and a half falling in love with.”

Peloton CEO John Foley

Peloton to Halt Production of Exercise Equipment Amid Demand Slowdown

Peloton has reportedly halted the production of its bikes and treadmills due to poor demand for its connected home fitness machines. The premium brand ran hot and heavy during the coronavirus lockdown but has admitted a “significant reduction” in demand due to factors including competition and inflation.

Woman riding Peloton bike

Peloton Bug Could Give Hackers Control of Exercise Equipment

Hackers with physical access to the popular Peloton Bike+ and Peloton Tread exercise equipment could reportedly gain root entry to the device’s tablet, allowing them to perform a number of remote attacks including taking over the exercise equipment’s web camera.

Woman riding Peloton bike