Pelotons are a popular, trendy way to lose weight and get fit. However, when it comes to the moving process, it can be a pain because of their delicate screens, many parts, and heavy weight. On top of that, Pelotons are a sizable investment, so you definitely want to protect the money you’ve invested by keeping the equipment undamaged during a move.
What follows is our guide to moving a Peloton so that you can have peace of mind knowing your home gym equipment will make it to its new home safely.
Consider Your Options
Peloton bikes and treadmills can vary greatly in size, with some bikes weighing about 135 pounds, while treadmills can weigh up to 430 pounds.
As a result, you’ll want to carefully weigh your options when it comes to moving this cumbersome exercise equipment.
Start by considering whether you can move that much weight without hurting yourself. Even with a helping hand, you don’t want to risk your family or friends injuring themselves as you try to move your heavy Peloton treadmill. Professional movers will be your best option for avoiding injury.
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In most cases, you’ll need to service your Peloton beforehand and prep it to be moved by professionals. Some moving companies may even want you to sign a liability waiver if you wish your Peloton to be moved as-is to your new location.
If you’ve already hired a professional moving company, contact it about your Peloton and ask what its team suggests. Most will want you to prepare the Peloton bike, which we’ll discuss in the next section. Ask your movers if they will insure your bike in case of damage or if they offer additional moving insurance for home gym equipment.
Preparing Your Peloton Bike for the Move
The best way to move a Peloton, whether you’re doing a DIY move or hiring professionals, is removing parts of your Peloton to reduce the weight and the risk of delicate parts being damaged.
Removing the Touchscreen on Peloton Bikes
- Press down on the power button and wait for prompts to appear on the screen. Choose “power-off” and wait for your bike to power down completely.
- Unplug the bike’s power cord.
- Open the plastic clip on the back of the touchscreen, disconnecting the ethernet, monitor, audio, and power cables. We recommend taking a photo of how everything looks plugged in so it’s easier to reassemble it later.
- Move the rear access panel off the bike and remove the four mounting screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
- Take the touchscreen off the bike.
- Wrap it carefully in bubble wrap or the original carton it came in if possible.
Removing the Pedals, Weight Holder, and Water Bottle Holder on Your Peloton Bike
- Gather a Phillips-head screwdriver and Allen wrench.
- Remove both pedals, turning the Allen wrench clockwise on the left pedal and counterclockwise on the right pedal.
- Remove the four bolts securing the weight holder to the bike’s frame.
- Remove the two screws securing the bottle holder to the bike’s frame.
- Place the handlebars and bike seat in the lowest positions and tighten the adjustment stabilizer if needed.
Place all loose components neatly in a plastic bag and label. Secure the bag and pack it with your belongings.
Packing Your Peloton Bike
After you’ve removed the touchscreen, pedals, weight holder, and bottle holder, take the following steps to protect your Peloton bike from damage during the move:
- Wrap the Peloton bike carefully in bubble wrap, plastic wrap, or using two thick moving blankets. Secure the wrap with rubber bands or tape.
- Protect the moving pads with mirror cartons or bubble wrap to provide extra protection for these delicate parts.
Peloton Bike Moving Tips
Here are a few quick tips to help you out when you’re moving your Peloton bike:
- You can place a Peloton bike on its side to move it. However, ensure that it’s loaded flat and that nothing is on top.
- Check with your Peloton warranty to ensure that you’re covered and not doing anything outside your warranty.
- Ask your movers if they’ll insure your Peloton bike or if they offer additional insurance.
- Be prepared to pay more for additional movers if you have a heavier bike. Pelotons can be very heavy and may require at least three professional movers to move them safely.
- Don’t attempt to move a Peloton bike on your own. Use at least two people.
- Peloton bikes will fit in most SUVs, large vans, or trucks.
Moving Your Peloton Treadmill
Peloton treadmills are significantly heavier than Peloton bikes and should not be moved by the average person.
Peloton says that consumers should not assemble, service, or move Peloton treadmills due to the potential hazard. As a result, if you choose to move the Peloton treadmill on your own, be aware that any damage that occurs is outside of your warranty.
So, how can you move a Peloton treadmill? Peloton has trained technicians who can professionally handle your treadmill safely. These technicians are trained to disassemble and reassemble your treadmill.
The prices for these services are:
- Disassembly — $175
- Assembly — $175
These prices do not cover the cost of loading, moving, and unloading your Peloton treadmill. You’ll need to factor in the cost of hiring moving professionals, renting a moving truck or van, or moving the disassembled equipment into your vehicle.
Moving a Peloton exercise bike on your own can save you money. However, the risk of damage not covered by your warranty is worth considering. If you have a Peloton treadmill, we strongly recommend hiring Peloton professionals for the job, as they can be challenging and even dangerous to move on your own.