Because the Peloton bike frame seems heavy and ungainly, many people wonder if it is easy to move. However, the bike is pretty easy to move and can be carried even downstairs by two people.
Knowing how heavy the bike is and what is the easiest way to move it around can be quite handy information when you want to move your bike from one place to another.
It is recommended to remove the screen and other fragile accessories prior to moving because this step will not only make the bike a little less heavy but also ensure that the screen doesn’t get damaged in the process.
As I mentioned earlier, Peloton even recommends removing the other parts as well, such as the pedals, sweat guard, weight holders, and the water bottle holder prior to moving. However, this may not be necessary if you simply want to move your bike from one room to another within the same house.
If you want to know the step-by-step instructions to move your bike safely, keep reading on.
Table of Contents
- Moving the Bike from Room to Room
- Moving the Peloton Bike by Truck
- Does Peloton Offer Support for Moving the Bike?
- Tips to Make Sure the Bike Remains Safe While Moving
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How heavy is a Peloton bike?
- Does Peloton’s warranty cover damages resulting from moving the bike?
- Is it easy to move the Peloton treadmill?
- Is it possible to move a recalled Peloton bike?
- Can you put Peloton on its side?
- Can a Peloton fit into an SUV?
- Why is moving a Peloton bike a difficult procedure?
Moving the Bike from Room to Room
It should be pretty straightforward to move the Peloton bike from one room to another, especially if the room is located on the same ground level.
There are two wheels located on the front stabilizers, known as transport wheels. Stand behind the bike and grab the back stabilizers using both your hands. Now tilt the bike so the weight is shifted to its front wheels and start pushing it till you reach the new location.
Remember the entire weight of the bike is on two small wheels when you tilt it, so keep it very steady and move slowly if you want to avoid an accident or injury.
When lowering the bike to its normal position, lower it slowly to avoid a thump. It’s recommended to put a mat under the Peloton bike to protect it from getting damaged.
If you feel the bike is not leveled on the floor, unscrew the leveling feet until all four feet are resting firmly on the ground.
If you are moving the bike upstairs or downstairs, you are going to need another person’s help. It’s easy to lift the bike up but make sure there are no loose parts that might come off while you’re holding the bike in the air. This might result in injury and may also distract you from the task at hand.
Moving the Peloton Bike by Truck
When you have to relocate the bike to a new house, it is recommended to remove all the moving parts as well as its touchscreen, water bottle holder, and weights.
Peloton recommends using a moving company to ensure that your bike is in safe hands while it is transported by truck.
If professional help is not available, have one person hold the bike by the handlebars while you hold the back and lift the bike. In most circumstances, you won’t need to lift the bike up because the wheels would be enough to push it forward.
You can also invest in a shoulder dolly, which is known as a moving harness and it’s used to distribute the weight of the bike between two people.
It is also recommended to wrap your bike in a moving blanket when it is hoisted onto the truck to prevent scratches and to protect the parts from getting damaged.
When hoisting it onto the truck, take extra precautions to make sure the bike doesn’t scratch or bump into anything. It is also recommended to use straps to tie the bike on all four sides so it doesn’t fall over when the truck starts moving.
Ask the driver to drive slowly and carefully until the bike reaches its new home. Dismount it from the truck in a similar fashion and make sure none of its parts gets scratched during the process.
Does Peloton Offer Support for Moving the Bike?
If you don’t want to move the bike yourself, rest assured that Peloton has trained technicians to handle the job on your behalf. They will not just remove the parts and put them back on after the move, but will also provide the transport and make sure the bike remains safe throughout the process.
Some people would recommend availing this service because if an authorized Peloton technician is handling the move and a part becomes damaged, a Peloton warranty will cover this damage.
On the other hand, if you’re moving the bike yourself or even hire third-party movers and end up damaging the bike, it will not be covered under the warranty.
However, one downside of using this service is the steep cost associated with it. Bear in mind that the process may cost you about $175 per step.
Tips to Make Sure the Bike Remains Safe While Moving
Nobody wants to get their equipment damaged while they are moving it from one place to another. Particularly where Peloton is concerned, you should make sure none of its parts including the HD screen experiences any damage.
Here are a few tips to ensure the process is completed smoothly.
1. Remove the touchscreen and other parts that may make the move difficult including the pedals. But make sure you are able to install them back once the bike has been moved.
How to remove the touchscreen?
Make sure you have a Phillips head screwdriver available in your toolbox before attempting to remove the screen. Power off the bike and unplug it from the socket. Also, unplug the monitor cable located at the back of the screen. If there are any other cables attached to it, remove them as well.
First, remove the square panel from the back of the screen. You will see four screws on the back that can be loosened and removed using the screwdriver. Make sure there is another person helping you out who would be able to hold the touchscreen when it comes off the monitor arm.
When you have to mount the screen again, have someone hold it in place and tighten the screws. Attach the monitor cable and the square guard.
In the case of Bike+, the process is slightly different but easy to pull off. Just make sure the screen is vertical and fully rotated so it faces the ceiling before you attempt to remove the bolts.
How to remove the pedals?
If you have factor-fitted pedals on your bike, you are going to need a 15mm wrench to remove them. It is also known as a box-end wrench and is usually available in every household.
Adjust the wrench over the area that connects the pedal with the crank arm and turn it clockwise to loosen the bolt. Continue using the wrench till the pedal comes off. Once the bolt is loosened enough, you can also use your fingers to loosen it further.
Repeat the process with the other pedal. The same process can be followed when you need to replace your pedals as a maintenance step.
2. Bring the handlebars and seat post to the lowest position. But before bringing them down, don’t forget to note down their position on the scale so when you’re adjusting them again, you know where exactly to position them.
3. Make sure all the adjustment levers and bolts are fully tightened before you attempt to lift the bike up.
4. Turn the resistance knob all the way to the right to lock the pedals and flywheel in place. The flywheel weighs around 40 lbs, so it should be handled carefully in order to avoid injury during a move.
5. Pack all the tools that come with the bike along with the parts and accessories you removed very carefully. If any of these parts get lost in the process, it will be very difficult to put together the bike again and make sure it works properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How heavy is a Peloton bike?
The original bike weighs around 135 lbs or 61 kg, out of which the weight of the frame is 125 lbs and the HD touchscreen weighs around 10 lbs. Bike+ is a bit heavier and weighs around 140 lbs or 63.5 kg.
The bike is quite well-made and strong to withstand regular use and last for many years to come. It is therefore recommended to handle it with care while moving to avoid injury and damage.
Does Peloton’s warranty cover damages resulting from moving the bike?
No, it’s very important to know that any equipment failure that takes place while disassembling or moving the bike from one place to another is not covered under Peloton’s warranty.
You will not be able to claim the damages unless the relocation has been carried out by an authorized Peloton technician. It is therefore strongly advised to take all precautionary measures to ensure you don’t end up causing damage to your bike while moving it.
Is it easy to move the Peloton treadmill?
While the bike can be carried by just two individuals, Peloton Tread is not something that can be easily disassembled and moved. They are extremely heavy and may need more than three people who are professional movers to move them from one place to another.
It is therefore not recommended to move the treadmill on your own. Seek professional help when you have to move it even within the same house.
Is it possible to move a recalled Peloton bike?
Professional movers will not take the risk of moving a recalled bike because it’s dangerous to do so. If you have a bike at home that is affected by the recalled clip-in pedals, it is recommended to replace the pedals and has it thoroughly inspected by a Peloton technician before you attempt to relocate it.
Can you put Peloton on its side?
Yes, it’s possible to put the bike on its side but make sure you remove all the delicate parts and accessories before doing so. There is a chance to break these parts if you don’t remove them.
Can a Peloton fit into an SUV?
Peloton bikes have 4 feet by 2 feet footprint and weigh around 140 lbs. So, yes they can easily fit into an SUV that comes with a 144 cubic feet luggage area. For any other car, keep the size and weight of the bike in mind and then decide if it can fit into the cargo area.
You can also place the bike on its side while transporting it in any car with sufficient cargo area but make sure you use ratchet straps to tie it in place and remove all the moving and delicate parts prior to the move.
Why is moving a Peloton bike a difficult procedure?
It doesn’t have to be. However, since the damages that occurred during disassembling and reassembling will not be covered under the warranty, it is recommended to handle the process with utmost care.
Peloton is a fairly expensive piece of equipment and therefore you shouldn’t take any risks while handling it. When the bike got delivered to your place, you must have noticed that the delivery guys are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure it is properly and safely set inside your home.
However, the problem arises when you have to move the bike yourself. There can be two possibilities: you are either moving the bike to another room in the same house or to another house.
Moving a Peloton bike from one place to another shouldn’t be very difficult but you have to make sure the bike doesn’t get damaged in the process. Although the bike is fairly heavy, two people are sufficient to handle it.
It is also a good idea to remove the bike’s parts prior to the move not just to reduce its weight but also to make sure those parts remain safe during the process.
I hope this guide was helpful in answering most of your questions and you are now ready to move your Peloton bike to another room or another house!