Peloton has been around for nearly a decade now and the used bike market is really starting to heat up. And rightfully so, since you can save a ton of money buying a second-hand Peloton.
If you just bought a Peloton, congrats! Now you’re probably wondering how to move it home.
Before moving a Peloton, remove the touchscreen, pedals, water bottle holder, and weight holders. Lower the handlebar and seat to their lowest possible settings and tighten the adjustment levers. Pelotons weigh 140 pounds and are 4ft x 2ft, so make sure you have someone with you to help move it!
It is important to note that Pelotons are made with some fragile and expensive parts, such as the touchscreen, which you must consider while preparing for your move. Any damage to these parts can be costly.
Just follow my advice below and your Peloton move will go smoothly!
How much does a peloton weigh?
Pelotons are fairly heavy exercise bikes. They can weigh anywhere from 135 to 140 pounds, depending on the model. The flywheel alone can weigh up to 40 pounds.
Pelotons have a footprint of 4 feet by 2 feet. That’s a decent amount of weight per foot.
The weight and size of the bike provide much-needed stability during demanding rides. So when you decide to push yourself to the limit during your workout, your bike won’t move out of position on you.
However, the weight of these bikes can become an issue when you want to move them to a different location. Since they are relatively bulky, you will likely not be able to carry or lift your Peloton alone.
If you’re just relocating it to another room, that’s another story. These bikes come equipped with wheels for easy transportation.
Is a peloton easy to transport?
Transporting a peloton is not terribly difficult, but you will want at least one other person to help. The most challenging parts involve disassembling it and then carrying it and loading it into your car.
Before you move your bike, I recommend lowering the handlebar and seat to the lowest possible setting and making sure all the adjustment levers are as tight as they can be.
I also recommend you remove all the bike’s delicate accessories. These include:
- water bottle holder
- weight holders
When these pieces are removed (details on how to remove them below) and the bike handlebar and seat have been lowered and secured, you can start to move your bike!
If you’re moving your Peloton bike to a completely new destination, I highly suggest you tie the bike down using ratchet straps to stabilize it. The straps will prevent it from moving around loosely while in transit.
Alternatively, you can hire professional movers to help transport your peloton to its new location. Most moving companies have liability insurance that can help protect your investment in case of any damage during the move.
Taking apart your Peloton for easier transportation
You should disassemble your Peloton for easier, safer transportation and then simply reassemble it once you reach your destination.
The process can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know what to do but I promise it’s easy.
How to remove the Peloton screen:
- Disconnect the two connectors (3.5mm data cable and power cable) from the touchscreen of the bike
- Disconnect the power cable from the rear stabilizer/stand
- Remove the plastic mount cover from the back of the touchscreen
- Using a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the four mounting screws to remove the screen from the mount
- Make sure the touch screen is vertical and rotated 180 degrees (facing away from the bike). Then tilt the screen all the way up, facing the ceiling.
- Using a 4mm Allen wrench, remove the two bolts securing the screen in place
How to remove the pedals:
- Next, you’ll remove the pedals with a 15mm wrench
- For the right pedal, turn the wrench counterclockwise
- For the left pedal, turn it clockwise
How to remove the water bottle holder:
- First, turn the resistance knob all the way to the right to lower the magnetic brake
- Then, using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the water bottle holder
- Using both hands, pull the water bottle holder down and out
How to remove the weight holder:
- Using a 4mm Allen wrench, remove the two bolts on the right side of the weight holder
- Then remove the two bolts on the left side of the weight holder
- Two separate parts will come off the bike
Can a peloton be put on its side?
Yes, you can put a Peloton on its side, but only after disassembling the delicate parts from the bike (again, delicate parts include the touchscreen, pedals, water bottle holder, and weight holders).
If you try putting your Bike on its side without removing these parts, you will most likely break them.
For example, the touch screen is highly fragile and susceptible to damage. If you try putting your Peloton on its side with this screen still attached, all the weight of the bike is going to rest on it and likely crack it.
The same holds true for the water bottle holder, weight holders, etc. These parts are far more fragile than the solid metal frame of the bike.
Can a Peloton fit in an SUV?
Yes, a Peloton can easily fit into an SUV. Pelotons have a 4-foot by 2-foot footprint, while SUVs have a maximum cargo space of up to 144 cubic feet. With such a large luggage area, your Peloton bike can undoubtedly fit in your SUV without any issues.
Ultimately, though, whether or not the bike fits in your vehicle really depends on the cargo space of your car.
But if it gives you any reassurance, here is my brother and his wife comfortably moving their Peloton Bike in their 2018 Subaru Forester.
The Forester has 74.7 cubic feet of trunk space. While that amount of space is amazing for a compact SUV, it’s about half the maximum space of a regular-size SUV. The point is, your Peloton will fit!
Transporting your Peloton with a truck
If you have a truck or some other vehicle with a flatbed, you might be able to transport your Peloton fully upright without needing to disassemble it.
After all, taking your bike apart into pieces and then assembling it later can be a bit time-consuming.
Here are the steps you should take to prepare to move your Peloton:
- Disconnect the two connectors (3.5mm data cable and power cable) from the screen of the bike
- Disconnect the power cable from the rear stabilizer/stand
- Lower the handlebars to the lowest position using the adjustable rod
- Lower the seat to its lowest position using the adjustable rod underneath
- Remove any weights stored at the back of the peloton
- Wrap the display screen with a heavy towel or bubble wrap
- Wrap the pedals, seat, and flywheel with a moving blanket
- Your peloton is now ready and secure for moving
Now that your Peloton is ready to be moved, simply lift it with a friend and load it upright into the bed of your vehicle.
Be sure to use ratchet straps to tie the bike down into place. The bike should not be able to move at all.
Getting to your destination
If you’ve made it this far and your Peloton is in one piece, congratulations! Now just make sure you give the same amount of care and attention to unloading your bike.
You can just as easily break something while getting the bike out of your car and into its new home!
Does moving a peloton void the warranty?
If you decide to move your Peloton by yourself, any damage or equipment failure that results will NOT be covered by Peloton’s warranties.
This includes the disassembling and reassembling of all the parts. Only Peloton authorized Service Techs are technically allowed to work on your bike under warranty.
Basically, once you start this moving process, you release Peloton from all responsibility if something breaks.
Moving a Peloton bike does not have to be complicated, just make sure you have at least one person to help!
Whether you want to move your exercise bike to a different room or to a different state, you have the option to disassemble it first and reassemble it later or just use the transport wheels.
If you’re moving the bike completely out of the house, you should first lower the handlebar and seat to their lowest settings and then remove the touchscreen, pedals, water bottle holder, and weight holders.
Good luck with your Peloton and thanks for reading!