How to Move A Peloton in the Safest Way Possible
Do you want to learn how to move a Peloton bike from one room to another, within the same room, up or down some stairs, or to another house altogether? We've got you covered in this detailed guide where we'll answer all your questions.
Let's briefly look at what a Peloton bike is and then dive right into the good stuff.
What Is A Peloton Bike?
A Peloton bike is a precious indoor exercise bike that will revolutionize how you view and do cardio. You'll love all the benefits you'll get from using this bike.
Peloton bikes come with a large touchscreen attached that runs a custom version of Android.
These stationary pieces of at-home gym equipment are produced by Peloton Interactive, Inc., which is based in New York City. If you are not a fan of the gym and prefer to have your cardio sessions at home, you'll love the convenience that these stationary bicycles bring.
We'll first look at some preparation tips to follow before moving. Let's dive in.
Preparing Your Peloton Bike for Moving
Here are some things to keep in mind before you start moving your bike. This applies whether you're moving from room to room or within the same room.
After all, you want to easily be able to have a productive workout session when you're done relocating your bike.
Let's dive in.
Power of the Peloton
Unplug the bike from the power source and move the power cable and adapter out of the way.
Ensure that the water bottle holder doesn't still hold a water bottle.
Remove any weights from the Peloton bike. You can place them on
Ensure there are no shoes or other accessories still on the bike.
Double-check that there's nothing left on the bike.
Let's now look at how to move a Peloton bike within the same room, from room to room, and into another house entirely.
How to Move A Peloton Within the Same Room
The advantage of working with a level surface is that you won't have to work so hard to move a Peloton bike. Thanks to the very convenient transport wheels at the front of your Peloton bike, you can do this alone.
Once you've fully prepped for the moving, as we've discussed above, hold the front arm next to the touchscreen and lower the bike to come towards you.
Remember to brace yourself for the weight of 140 pounds. Once you've balanced the bike and it's resting on the front wheels, you can then wheel it to the desired position.
Once you get to the target position, you can carefully lower the bike back to its normal position. But, again, remember to brace yourself for the weight, especially when it's almost back to its usual position.
How to Move A Peloton to A Different Room
This process is going to be a tad more complicated than our first scenario, especially if you're climbing up or down a flight of stairs. After all, you may want to move your bike when you're building your home gym.
Let's look at the steps to follow.
Step 1: Remove the Touchscreen
The last thing you want is a damaged touchscreen on your hands. Therefore, ensure that you carefully remove the touchscreen before the moving process begins.
So, how do you go about comfortably removing the screen? First, you'll need a few tools, including a Phillips head screwdriver, to remove the mounting screws. Another point to note when removing the touchscreen is that you can't do it alone.
Therefore, before you start the procedure of moving to a new location, find a friend, preferably a full-grown adult, to help you out. You'll need them when you're taking off the screen.
Now, after you've ensured that the Peloton bike is off and you've put the power cable away, the next step is to check for the monitor cable. You'll find it at the back of the screen. Disconnect it.
Once that's done, remove the square panel that hides the four screws at the back of the monitor. You won't need a tool for this. Take your Phillips head screwdriver and carefully unscrew the four screws holding the screen to the bike.
You'll need your companion to hold the screen as you do this. This will prevent the screen from falling down. You definitely don't want that. Once you're done unbolting, you're good to go. Ensure that you place the bolts in a secure place.
Step 2: Transfer the Bike
Now that the screen's out of the way, it's time to move the bike to its new location. You'll need to go behind the Peloton bike and carefully hold it by its stabilizers.
Once you're comfortable with the balance and the weight, push the bike towards your intended room. You don't have to use any adjustment levers or change the bike seat position for this moving process.
Step 3: Re-Install the Touchscreen
Now that your bike is safely in the new room, it's time to return the screen. Basically, you'll need to do the reverse of what you did above while removing it.
How to Relocate with A Peloton Bike
Here's where things get a little bit heavy. When you're moving homes or buildings. In this case, you'll need a reliable transporting truck and maybe hire movers to help with the load.
This process is longer than the other two because you'll need to adjust other parts of the bike. So let's see how to do it.
Step 1: Remove the Screen
Follow the same procedure we looked at above when removing the touchscreen. You'll need to store it safely to avoid cracking it while en route.
Step 2: Remove the Bike Pedals
Once your screen is safely packed, it's time to remove the bike pedals. You will need the 15mm Allen wrench to get the job done effectively. The reason we're removing the pedals is to ensure that they don't break during the moving process.
The first step is to turn the resistance knob to the right carefully. This will ensure that the resistance pedal doesn't affect the movement of the pedals. You want the pedals to be still while removing them.
Use the 15mm Allen wrench to remove both pedals. One thing to note is that when starting with the right pedal, you'll need to turn the bolts in an anti-clockwise direction. This will help loosen the bolts.
When working on the left pedal, you'll need to work in the clockwise direction. The reason for this untypical working is because the left pedal of this Peleton bike has a reverse installation. Ensure that you store the pedals and bolts safely for transport.
Step 3: Remove Water Bottle Holder
Once the pedals are safely out of the way, it's time to remove the water bottle holder. You'll need the Phillips screwdriver you used to remove the touchscreen.
Ensure that the resistance knob is still at the extreme right before proceeding. Once that's done, use the screwdriver to loosen the bolts of the water bottle holder. You will see them on both sides of the frame.
Once you're sure that the bolts are loose and you've taken them off, you can now use both hands to bring the water bottle holder down until it's in a safe position. After this, you can now remove it completely from the frame.
Step 4: Remove Weight Holders
You'll also need your screwdriver for this next step. After ensuring that there're no weights on your weight holder, use the screwdriver to remove the screws that are holding it in place.
Work on the four screws on the bike seat post and carefully store them till you get to your destination.
Step 5: Lower the Seat and Handlebars
This next step involves putting down the handlebars and seats to their lowest position.
You do this to prevent any breakage along the way. The last thing you want is damage or equipment failure.
Step 6: Move to Truck
Once you're sure that you've followed all these steps above and everything is in place, it's time to move the bole to the moving truck.
Hold the handlebars as your friend holds the stabilizers on the rear end. Carefully move to the truck, stopping often or as much as you like. Remember that this is not a race, and you might as well reach the next house late but with a properly functioning bike.
When you're on level ground, you can let the bike move on its front transport wheels. Once you get to the truck, carefully hoist the bike onto your moving truck. Use ratchet straps to stabilize the bike and prevent it from falling.
Ensure that you drive slowly and avoid sudden movements and stops. If you can avoid rough roads or ones with bumps, the better.
Step 7: Unload from Truck
Once you get to your destination, it's time to remove the bike from the truck. You should be fine if you drove the truck slowly and used ratchet straps.
Follow these simple steps above but in reverse order to return your bike into its functional state.
Frequently Asked Questions About Moving A Peloton Bike
1. Can you move your Peloton bike yourself
Yes. If you are moving it on level ground. However, if you are moving it downstairs or upstairs, you may need some help.
If you want to move a peloton bike on even ground, you can use the small wheels at the front to move it. These are often called the transport wheels and come in very handy in this scenario.
2. Do Peloton bikes come with weight holders?
The Bike+ Peloton bikes have plastic weight holders behind the bike seats. You can use these weight holders to place your weights for extra convenience.
You'll notice that the weight holder looks like a cage. This weight holder is a step up in design compared to the original Peloton bike. You can also check out these other home gym equipment you might enjoy.