Tips For Moving a Peloton Bike Easily

Written by — Tonya

If you own a Peloton bike, you know how expensive they are. But what if you need to move it? Moving such a heavy bike can be difficult without getting damaged, whether it’s to a new house or another room.

So, What are the steps to moving a peloton bike?

  1. First, remove the touchscreen, pedals, water bottle holder, and weight holders. This will make the bike lighter and easier to handle. 
  2. Next, lower the handlebar and seat to their lowest possible settings and tighten the adjustment levers. This will help prevent the bike from tipping over during transport. 
  3. Finally, make sure you have someone with you to help lift and carry the bike. Peloton bikes weigh 140 pounds and are 4ft x 2ft, so it’s important to have an extra set of hands. 

Now let’s examine a few more helpful hints for transporting your bike and examine each of these suggestions in greater detail.

Should I contact Peloton before moving?

If you’re planning on moving your Peloton bike to a new house, it’s always a good idea to contact Peloton customer service beforehand.

They can provide specific instructions on properly disconnecting and reconnecting your bike and safely transporting it to your new home without a warranty void.

Peloton also recommends using a shipping or moving company that will insure your bike in case of any damage.

Things to consider when moving a peloton bike?

When moving a Peloton bike, there are a few things you’ll need to take into account to ensure the process goes smoothly.

Firstly, you’ll need to decide how to transport the bike – if you have a large vehicle, such as a van or SUV, you can load it into the back and secure it with straps.

However, if you have a smaller car, you may need to hire a professional mover who will transport your bike safely in a Peloton bike box.

You’ll also need to consider the disassembly and reassembly of the touchscreen, pedals, water bottle holder, and weight holders.

If you’re doing the move yourself, you might need an extra pair of hands to help transport the bike from your house to the van or SUV.

How much does a peloton bike weigh?

When you are looking to move a peloton bike, one of the things you want to consider is how much it weighs.

A peloton bike can weigh anywhere from 135 to 140 pounds, depending on its model. The flywheel alone weighs 40 pounds! 

This means these bikes provide stability during demanding rides so you won’t feel unsteady while pushing yourself hard or working out with a group.

Since these bikes are bulky and heavy, moving them to a different location may be challenging.

However, because these bikes have wheels, you should be able to move them relatively easily.

What are the dimensions of a peloton bike?

Depending on the type of bike you own, the dimensions of a peloton bike may vary.

The two main Peloton Bike variants are Bike and Bike+. The Bike size 59″ L x 53″ H x 23″ W, compared to the Bike+, 59″ L x 59″ H x 22″ W.

Also, the ceiling height must be 8′ for you to have adequate headroom while riding. If you are planning to store and train comfortably, you’ll also need at least 24″ of space on all sides.

Overall, once you’ve found a place in your new house for your bike, make sure that you measure the dimensions of that room to ensure both you and the bike will fit comfortably.

How does moving affect my Peloton warranty?

Moving can be stressful, and the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not your Peloton Bike is still covered under warranty.

Peloton’s warranties are designed to cover damage or equipment failure due to normal wear and tear, but they do not cover damage that may occur during disassembly, reassembly, or moving.

If you plan on moving your Peloton Bike, I’d recommend contacting one of their authorized Service Techs to help you with the process.

They will be able to disassemble and reassemble your bike properly and will also be able to answer any questions you may have about your warranty coverage.

Contacting a Service Tech before moving your bike will also help ensure that your bike is still covered under warranty and that it arrives at your new home in perfect working condition.

What is the best way to move a peloton bike?

In order to move a peloton bike, we need to first go over the tools that you will need to disassemble and reassemble your bike.

  • Phillips head screwdriver: Touchscreen
  • 15mm wrench: Pedals
  • 3mm Allen wrench: Weight Holder
  • Phillips head screwdriver: Water Bottle Holder

Touchscreen: Removing and Reattaching Your Touchscreen

Tool: Phillips head screwdriver

  1. Press and hold the power button until the on-screen prompt is displayed. Power off the bike and unplug the power cable.
  2. Open the plastic clip on the back of the touchscreen and disconnect the monitor cable.
  3. Disconnect any Ethernet or audio cables.
  4. Remove the back panel on the rear of the touchscreen. Now you can access the (4) mounting screws and mounting plate.
  5. With a second person firmly holding the touchscreen, remove the (4) mounting screws with a Phillips head screwdriver.
  6. Remove the original touchscreen and set it aside.
  7. Locate the replacement touchscreen and remove the back panel.
  8. Have one person align the touchscreen with the monitor mount and hold it in place. Install the (4) mounting screws using a Phillips head screwdriver.
  9. Reconnect the monitor cable and any additional cables. Close the cable clip.
  10. Return the back panel to the new touchscreen.
  11. Plug in the power cable and power on the bike.

Still not sure how to remove and reattach your bike touchscreen? Check out this how-to video from Peloton.

Pedals: Removing and Reattaching Your Pedals

Tool: 15mm wrench

  1. Turn the resistance knob all the way to the right
  2. Use a 15mm wrench to remove the pedals.
  3. For the left pedal, turn the wrench clockwise

Attaching the Right Pedal

  1. Insert the pedal into the crank arm
  2. Turn the pedal a quarter turn counterclockwise, so the threads catch
  3. Then rotate the pedal clockwise until it’s too difficult to turn by hand
  4. Using the same 15mm wrench, tighten the pedal, Until you can no longer move the wrench.

Attaching the Left Pedal

  1. Insert the pedal into the crank arm
  2. Turn the pedal a quarter turn clockwise, so the threads catch
  3. Then rotate the pedal counterclockwise until it’s too difficult to turn by hand
  4. Using the same 15mm wrench, tighten the pedal, Until you can no longer move the wrench.

I found a video on the Peloton YouTube channel that may help you follow the steps above.

Weight Holders: Removing and Reattaching Your Weight Holders

Tool: 3mm Allen wrench

  1.  Unscrew the four screws attaching the weight holder to your bike. Remove the weight holder.
  2. Add back the weight holder and line it up with the same four holes on the seat slider.
  3. Add back the screws to weight holder.

If you’re unsure about how to complete the steps above, watch this video.

Water Bottle Holder: Removing and Reattaching Your Water Bottle Holder

Tool: Phillips head screwdriver

Removing Your Water Bottle Holder

  1. First, turn the resistance knob all the way to the right to lower the magnetic brake.
  2. Using a Phillips head screwdriver, remove the two screws holding the water bottle holder
  3. Using both hands, pull the water bottle holder down and forward to remove it from the bike frame

Reattaching Your Water Bottle Holder

  1. Fit the water bottle holder onto the bike frame and push up and back until its fully seated
  2. Add the two screws you removed earlier
  3. Tighten them to secure your water bottle holder to the bike frame

This video is no more than 47 seconds and explains clearly how to remove and reattach your water bottle holder.

Transferring your bike to another room

Transferring your bike to another room is a quick and easy process that can be completed in just a few minutes.

First, remove the touchscreen from the bike. Then, using the transport wheels, tilt the bike forward (this may require some assistance).

Next, re-install the touchscreen in the new location. Finally, tilt the bike back into its upright position.

Should I hire movers to transport my Peloton bike?

Hiring professional movers is a great option if you’re moving to a new home and need to transport your Peloton bike.

While you can disassemble the bike and pack it yourself, it’s always best to use a moving company that offers insurance in case anything breaks.

Professional movers will also have the experience and expertise to properly disassemble and pack your bike to arrive in good condition at your new home.

In addition, you may want to hire a Peloton authorized Service Tech to help you with the process, as this will help ensure that your bike is still covered under warranty.

Overall, it is best to hire professionals to transport your Peloton bike so that it arrives safely at your new home.

Can you move your Peloton bike yourself?

If you’ve ever tried moving a Peloton bike, you know that it’s no easy feat. The bikes are incredibly heavy, and they’re not exactly designed for easy transport.

So, can you move a Peloton bike yourself?

The short answer is yes, but it’s definitely not recommended. Unless you have experience moving large, heavy objects, it’s best to leave the job to the professionals.

Not only will they be able to get the job done quickly and safely, but they’ll also have the proper types of equipment.

What will happen if your Peloton flips over?

Overturned Peloton bikes can result in a very serious injury. When moving your Peloton bike, be sure to keep it upright at all times.

Attempt to flip or turn your bike, and you risk the chance of the handlebars hitting you in the face or head and causing serious injury.

In addition, the pedals on the Peloton bike are very sharp and can cause cuts or scrapes if they come into contact with your skin.

To avoid injuries, be sure to right your bike as quickly as possible if it overturns.

Conclusion

Overall, moving a Peloton bike is best left to the professionals. They have the experience and expertise to transport your bike safely, and they’ll also have the right equipment.

In addition, if you hire a Peloton authorized Service Tech to help with the move, warranty coverage will still apply.

So, if you’re planning on moving your Peloton bike, be sure to hire a professional moving company that will insure your bike and get the job done right.