A Peloton bike is a stationary bike that you can use for your indoor cycling workouts and it comes with a screen to allow you to join live classes, with an instructor and a community of spinners in the Peloton Interactive app.
This exercise bike is an expensive piece of equipment, which is one of the main reasons why you should handle the bike with the utmost care, especially if this is a new bike for your home workout routines or to be used as gym equipment.
Things to Do Before Moving the Peloton Bike
Remove the Touchscreen Tablet
Whether you are moving this indoor bike from one room to another or from place to place, you have to remove the touchscreen. Being the most delicate part of the bike, the Peloton touchscreen should always be off the bike whenever you are moving the bike.
Fortunately, removing and re-installing the screen is quite simple, and you can actually do it on your own.
Remove Every Movable Parts
Remove every movable stuff on the bike. These include the cycling shoes, which most people prefer to leave by the seat clamp, the weights, and the water bottle.
This step prevents things from falling off the bike and probably causing distraction, destruction, and injury during the transit process.
Remove Bike Pedals
If you are moving the bike via a transport truck, that is, over a long distance, you have to remove the bike pedals as well. Remember that the pedals may be strong but prone to breakage if the bike falls.
Ensure that you tighten all the nuts on the bike when moving over a long distance. You can also consider lowering the bike seat and handlebars to the lowest position, which is the strongest and most enduring.
How to Move a Peloton Bike Using Moving Straps
Step 1: Straps
Purchase moving straps or moving harnesses which consist of a long strap that stretches between the harnesses and are flexible enough to help you distribute the load of your Peloton bike between two people.
Step 2: Ask for Help
Ask a friend or a family member to help you move your Peloton bike. Having someone help you move your exercise bike is a good way to prevent injuries.
A peloton bike weighs about 135 pounds or 61 kilograms, thus it is too heavy to move on your own.
Step 3: Position
Lower the handlebars and the seat to the lowest positions by pulling out the adjusting rods and lowering the tablet and seat to the lowest possible level on the bike.
The adjusting rods are located under the seat, facing the front of the bike, and under the handlebars, which is also facing the front of the bike.
Make sure to take your weights out, if you store them in the back of your Peloton bike, and transport them separately.
Step 4: Wrap
Wrap your Peloton bike in towels, bubble wrap, or blankets.
Wrap some towels or bubble wrap around the tablet, the pedals, seat assemblage, and the flywheel.
Secure these towels with tape or bungee cords to help protect the bike from scratches. If you are using towels, make sure that they are not brand new because they may get damaged during transport.
Step 5: Put on Harness
Put on the harness by lifting it over your head and making sure the “X” part is on your back and the connecting buckle at the front.
There should be one strap over each arm and one strap under each arm.
Step 6: Put Straps on the Bike
Ask your friend to take one side of the bike as you take the other side and attach the straps by standing on either side of the bike and then connect the long lifting strap to the front buckle of your harness.
Weave it through the bottom back part of the buckle, pull it above the buckle, then weave it through the front top part of the buckle from the top
The end of the strap should be pointing down from you. Adjust the strap so that when you are standing, you can feel tension on your shoulders.
Step 7: Lift
Lift the Peloton bike up, pushing against the bike with straight and arms.
Slowly stand up while lifting the spin bike with you, and keep your arms straight out in front of you to balance the bike.
Communicate with your partner, so if one of you needs a break then lower down slowly with your legs.
Step 8: Move
Take some slow, careful steps to wherever you’re moving the exercise bike is. Make sure to take breaks as necessary.
Take the bike out of the moving straps by tilting the bike onto its side and then remove the shoulder straps.
Moving Peloton Bike by Truck
Step 1: Remove Parts
Remove the peloton touchscreen, the water bottle and its holder, the weights and their holders, the pedals, and even the Peloton bike seat.
Step 2: Use Straps or Transport Wheels
You can move the bike by holding it by the rear side of the seat and lifting it by the transport wheels.
Then, direct it by yourself until you get to the area where you need assistance. Or you can use the moving straps we’ve highlighted above to carry the bike to where you need it to be.
Step 3: Carry
Your partner will hold the bike by the handlebars while you hold the rear, and you can lift the bike together when necessary. Be careful when hoisting it onto the truck, and seek extra help where necessary.
Step 4: Secure
Once on the truck, use strong straps to tie the bike to the truck on its four sides. The aim of using the straps is to prevent the bike from falling over during transit or to secure it in the moving truck.
Once you get to your designated place, you can unstrap the bike and repeat moving the bike from the truck to the house. Ensure that you put back all the accessories that you removed to aid in transition when the bike settles on its mat.
Moving Peloton Bike From One Gym or Room to Another
Step 1: Remove Touchscreen Tablet
When moving from room to room, house to house, or even within the same neighborhood you only have to remove the touchscreen, and you are good to go.
Step 2: Hold
Hold the bike by the bike seat clamp from the rear, and lift it by its front transport wheels.
Then, move it to the place where you wish. Ensure that you move slowly, and avoid bumps, wall corners, and anything that may cause the bike a scratch or damage.
Step 3: Re-install
Once you set the bike to its new position, you can re-install the touch screen immediately.
Usually, the touchscreen is safer and more convenient when re-installed immediately when the bike is ready for it.
How to Remove the Peloton Bike Screen
Step 1: Unplug
Unplug the power cable from the screen, which goes in through the rear center of the screen.
Before unplugging the cable, you should switch off the power at the main power supply. This process will power off the screen for safety reasons.
Step 2: Allen Key
Then, remove the plastic covers at the back of the peloton screen, which you just pull without using any tools
Then, with an Allen key, undo the screen gently to loosen the bolt tightening the screen to the bike. Remember to use an Allen key for Bike plus and use a Phillips head screwdriver for the previous Peloton bike.
Step 3: Secure
Once the bolts are loose, you should hold onto the screen to prevent it from falling as you unscrew the bolts completely off the bike.
Most importantly, ensure that you put the screen on a safe surface, preferably on a clean, soft towel, face down.
The position ensures that the screen does not risk falling, while the soft towel prevents the screen from a cold surface. Remember that the screen is too expensive to mishandle what you already have.
How to Remove the Peloton Bike Pedals
Step 1: Resistance Knob
Ensure that the resistance knob is turned off completely when carrying out this process. This will prevent the pedals from moving as a result of the actions of the resistance knob.
Step 2: Unscrew
The peloton bike pedals require a 15mm wrench to loosen. Fundamentally, remember that the left pedal features a reverse installation, so loosening it calls for a clockwise unscrewing.
On the other hand, you will unscrew the right pedal normally, unscrewing it in an anticlockwise manner.
How to Remove Dumbbells and Water Bottle Holders
Step 1: Bolts
Though it’s not necessary, when moving the bike over long distances, you may as well remove the weight holders and water bottle holders.
The bolts holding the water bottle holder are clearly visible on both sides of the frame.
Use an Allen key and probably a spanner to hold the other side for a faster job to loosen the bolts. Hold on to the water bottle holder carefully and downwards to remove it safely.
Step 2: Allen Key
Use the same Allen key to loosen the dumbbell holder. A Phillips screwdriver can also act as an alternative.
Fortunately, the screws on the dumbbell holders are easily visible, just as with the water bottle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Peloton app have spin classes?
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It can be a challenge to move your Peloton bike, even just from room to room, that is why it is important that you have enough knowledge on what to do and that you are well-equipped.
Carefully use tools to remove any parts that need to be removed and wrap them securely before moving your peloton bike.
Ask a friend or family member to help you with the task and follow the methods we’ve highlighted above, regardless of whether you are moving it within the same room, to another room, downstairs or upstairs, or even away when relocating.