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Moving a Peloton Bike (Remove These Parts First!)

Peloton has been around for nearly a decade now and the used bike market is starting to really heat up. And rightfully so, 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 handle bar and seat to their lowest possible settings and tighten the adjustment levers. Peloton’s 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 advise 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 provides the 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 moving 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 handle bar and seat to the lowest possible setting and make 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:

  • touchscreen
  • pedals
  • water bottle holder
  • weight holders

When these pieces are removed (details on how to remove them below) and the bike handle bar and seat have been lowered and secured, you can start to move your bike!

If you’re moving your bike to a completely new destination, you may want to tie the bike down using ratchet straps to stabilize and prevent it from moving loosely while in transit.

Alternatively, you can hire 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 damages during the move.

Taking apart your Peloton for easier transportation

You should disassemble your Peloton for easier, safer transportation, and then just 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 touch screen:

  1. Disconnect the two connectors (3.5mm data cable and power cable) from the touchscreen of the bike
  2. Disconnect the power cable from the rear stabilizer/stand

Bike:

  1. Remove the plastic mount cover from the back of the display
  2. Using a Phillip’s screwdriver, unscrew the four screws to remove the screen from the mount
how to remove screen from peloton bike

Bike+:

  1. 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.
  2. Using a 4mm Allen wrench, remove the two bolts securing the screen in place
how to remove screen from peloton bike+

How to remove the pedals:

  1. Next, you’ll remove the pedals with a 15mm wrench
  2. For the right pedal, turn the wrench counter clockwise
  3. For the left pedal, turn it clock wise
how to remove peloton pedals

How to remove the water bottle holder:

  1. First, turn the resistance knob all the way to the right to lower the magnetic brake
  2. Then using a Philip’s head screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the water bottle holder
  3. Using both hands, pull the water bottle holder down and out
how to remove peloton bottle holder

How to remove the weight holder:

  1. Using a 4mm Allen wrench, remove the two bolts on the right side of the weight holder
  2. Then remove the two bolts on the left side of the weight holder
  3. Two separate parts will come off the bike
how to remove peloton weight holder

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 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 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.

Can a Peloton fit in an SUV?

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 max space of a regular size SUV. Point being, 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 your Peloton for moving:

  1. Disconnect the two connectors (3.5mm data cable and power cable) from the screen of the bike
  2. Disconnect the power cable from the rear stabilizer/stand
  3. Lower the handlebars to the lowest position using the adjustable rod
  4. Lower the seat to its lowest position using the adjustable rod underneath
  5. Remove any weights stored at the back of the peloton
  6. Wrap the display screen with a heavy towel or bubble wrap
  7. Wrap the pedals, seat, and flywheel with a heavy moving blanket
  8. Your peloton is not 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 getting the bike out of your car and into its new home!

If you get your Peloton reassembled and all set up but it won’t turn on, do not panic. This is really common, it’s very likely that a connection came loose and just needs to be reconnected.

Does moving a peloton void 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.

Conclusion

Moving a Peloton bike does not have to be complicated, just make sure you have at least one other helper!

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 assemble it later, or just use the transport wheels.

If you’re moving the bike completely out of the house, you should first lower the handle bar and seat to their lowest settings and then remove the touchscreen, pedals, water bottle holder, and weight holders.

How did your Peloton move go? Let me know in the comments below!