How to Move a Peloton Bike: 4 Tips & Tricks
Moving your Peloton Bike is truly a workout! It can be as simple as wheeling it to the next room, or you may have to disassemble it if you’re bringing it to a new home or up or down a flight of stairs. You should know that any damages incurred while moving will void the manufacturer’s warranty, so it’s important to know how you plan to proceed before you begin.
The 4 Ways to Move Your Peloton Bike
1. Use the Wheels
If you’re moving the bike to another room on the same level of the house, you can wheel it from one room to the next. If you have the standard Bike, it’s generally recommended that you remove the touchscreen before moving it to decrease the risk of damage. However, if you have the Bike+ then you cannot move the touchscreen.
2. Disassemble It and Move It Yourself
Movers and service technicians can significantly raise your relocating costs, so you might prefer to move your Peloton Bike yourself. If you go this route, just remember that any damage to the bike or yourself that incurs as a result of moving, disassembling, or reassembling will void your warranty. You want to be absolutely certain that you can handle it before you attempt it, because if you break it then it’s too late.
3. Hire Movers with Good Insurance
If you’re on a moderate budget but don’t want to take the risk of doing it yourself, you can hire movers with good insurance to move your Bike. Unlike the heavier Peloton Treads, the Bike can be moved by a few strong, capable arms without complete disassembly. You’ll still probably want to remove the touchscreen before they arrive just to be safe.
4. Hire a Peloton Technician
If you live within Peloton’s service area, you can hire a technician to disassemble your Bike, and then hire another one that’s local to your new home. Although it’s expensive (at least $200), it’s also the safest way to move your Bike that won’t cause injury to the equipment, your home, or yourself.
How to Move Your Peloton Bike
From Room to Room
|Materials Needed||Phillips head screwdriver, a friend to help you|
- Remove the touchscreen. Turn off your bike and unplug it from the wall. Disconnect all cables, such as audio or Ethernet connections. Unclip the touchscreen from the plastic clip in the back and remove the back panel on the touchscreen. Grab a partner to hold the screen to keep it steady while you use a Phillips head screwdriver to disconnect the four screws holding the mounting plate. Remove the touchscreen from the mounting plate.
- Tip the Bike upwards and wheel it to its new location. As long as you’re moving a short distance, you and your friend can steady the bike and roll it to its new spot.
From House to House (or Up/Down Stairs)
|Materials Needed||Phillips head screwdriver, 3 mm Allen wrench (included in your Peloton accessories kit), 15 mm wrench, a buddy to help you carry the Bike|
- Remove the touchscreen. Turn off your Peloton Bike and unplug it from the wall. Disconnect all cables, such as audio or Ethernet connections. Unclip the touchscreen from the plastic clip in the back and remove the back panel on the touchscreen. Grab a partner to hold the screen to keep it steady while you use a Phillips head screwdriver to disconnect the four screws holding the mounting plate. Remove the touchscreen from the mounting plate.
- Remove the weight holder. A 3 mm Allen wrench should have been included in the accessories for your Bike. Use it to unscrew the four screws that are supporting the weight holder. Remove the weight holder.
- Remove the pedals. Turn the resistance knob to the right to loosen, and then use a 15mm wrench to remove the pedals. You’ll need to turn the wrench counterclockwise for the right pedal, and clockwise for the left.
- Remove the water bottle holder. Turn the resistance knob all the way to the right to loosen and lower the magnetic brake. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the two screws securing the water bottle holder to the bike frame. Pull the water bottle holder down and forward to remove it.
- Ask a buddy to help you carry it. If you’re not using movers, or if you prefer to move your Bike yourself, ask a friend to help you because it’s heavy.
Pro Tip: Place each accessory that you removed from the Bike in its own gallon-sized storage bag, along with the screws that came with them. Then put all of the bags of accessories in a common bag or box together so they don’t go missing when it’s time to reassemble your bike in your new place.
You can’t just pick up a Peloton Bike and move it the same way you can haul your kid’s bike in the garage, but it’s also not incredibly challenging as long as you have the right equipment and a friend to help you. Just remember that any damage that might result from disassembling, moving, or reassembling the Bike will void the warranty, so know your options before you begin.