If you’re serious about your fitness goals, chances are you’ve already got a peloton bike at home and are familiar with it.
This is a high-end piece of gym equipment, specifically, a W-Fi-enabled stationary bike with a 21.5-inch touchscreen tablet that allows the user to join on-demand classes and stream live workout sessions. Also, these bikes enable you to compete with others on live leaderboards. And, of course, they are great for effective cardio workouts.
Needless to say, these bikes are able to offer an excellent cycling experience at home, making them a great piece of gym equipment for stay-at-home parents and busy professionals who often don’t have the time to get out on the open road for a ride.
But how to move a peloton bike when you’re about to move homes? To simplify the process, you can always contact Lifestyle Moving & Storage to get the job done. On the other hand, read this blog post until the end to get a better idea of how you should approach moving gym equipment altogether.
Peloton Bike Dimensions
First, before starting the bike’s entire moving process, you should take a few minutes and assess the Peloton dimensions. These can be pretty heavy stationary bikes weighing somewhere between 135 to 140 lbs, with just the flywheel being around good 40 lbs.
On the other hand, the bike’s footprint is roughly four feet by two feet, making it quite challenging to lug around.
Still, the Peloton dimensions are more or less crucial to provide the stability trainees will require for more demanding workouts. Why? You want a heavier bike to stay put and not move when you’re pedaling beyond your limits during a grueling workout.
Moving a Peloton Bike
Transporting a bike can be challenging, especially if you don’t have assistance and don’t disassemble the bike before actually moving it.
Experts usually break down the process of moving the Peloton bike into six basic steps, which are:
- Remove the Peloton Screen
Before you do any lifting or moving, make sure that you won’t damage the touchscreen, so safely and carefully remove it before you get to work. To safely remove the Peloton screen, you will need a few tools, like a Philips screwdriver, to remove the screws that mount the screen.
Remember, you don’t want to do this alone to avoid the screen from falling to the floor. Call a friend and remove the Peloton screen together.
First, ensure the bike’s power is off, and the power cable isn’t in the way. Now, remove the square panel at the back of the monitor where you have the mounting screws and carefully unscrew them.
While doing this, have the person helping you hold the screen. Once everything’s unbolted, you’re good to move forward.
- Remove the Pedals
When moving gym equipment, it’s always advisable to disassemble every part of every mechanism to make transport (and your life) easier. To remove the pedals, you will need a simple 15mm Allen wrench. Why take off the pedals, you might ask? Simple, you don’t want them to break if anything happens during the moving process.
Turn the bike’s resistance knob carefully to the right to ensure that the resistance pedal won’t compromise pedal movement. The right pedal’s bolts will need to be turned anti-clockwise, and while on the left pedal, you’ll want to turn the bolts clockwise. Use the wrench to remove both pedals.
- Remove the Water Bottle Holder
After removing the peloton screen and the pedals, remove the bottle holder with the same Phillips screwdriver you’ve used for the display.
The resistance knob should still be on the right. And loosen the bolts that hold the bottle holder.
- Remove the Weight Holders
Make sure that there are no weights on the holders, and then use the Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the screws that hold the holders in their places.
- Lowering the Handlebars and the Seat
The final step before moving the Peloton bike should be putting the seats and the handlebars down to their lowest position to prevent any potential damage, like breakage, while in transport.
- Moving the Bike to the Truck
After successfully disassembling the bike, it’s time to get it to the moving truck. Make sure that one of you holds the handlebars while you or your friend grabs the stabilizers on the bike’s rear. Now, carefully start moving the stationary bike toward the truck. If you need to stop, take breaks as much as you please to avoid dropping the bike or any slippage.
Also, you can push the bike on its transport wheels when you are on level ground. Once at the truck, hoist it carefully onto it and use ratchet straps to stabilize it.
Once the bike’s on the truck and you’re ready to get going, drive slowly and avoid sudden stops and movements. It’s also highly advised to avoid bumpy and rough roads, if possible.
- Unload the Bike from the Truck
Lastly, repeat the entire process, only backward. Jokes aside, once you’ve arrived at your new home, carefully remove the bike from the truck, get it to its preferred new location, and assemble it to get it back to working order.
How to Move a Peloton Bike: Dos and Donts
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you move your bike:
- You can place your Peloton on its side but ensure that you’ve removed all delicate parts beforehand. The bike’s metal frame is the most robust part, so ensure that you remove everything else (including the bottle and the weight holders) to avoid any damage.
- You can transport your bike in an SUV – for the most part, that is. It will highly depend on the vehicle’s dimensions and the available cargo space. If the SUV is big enough, you can proceed; however, if you aren’t sure right off the bat, it might be wiser to get a moving truck instead.
- Be careful when moving the bike because warranties probably won’t cover any damages if you move the bike yourself.
- Don’t run through the disassembly part. The parts you must take off the bike are all pretty delicate and fragile, and you want to avoid damaging your bike at all, especially before even loading it up on the truck.
Expert Help Makes All the Difference
This step-by-step guide can be pretty helpful for anybody who wants to relocate their prized Peloton bike. Still, if you are uncertain or feel uncomfortable with disassembling and carrying your bike, you can always ask professionals for help. If you opt for expert moving preparation services in NYC, such as the kind we provide at Lifestyle Moving & Storage, you can rest assured that your workout equipment will be relocated carefully without a single scratch on it.