You can safely move a Peloton bike with a couple of tools and a friend's help. The process is simple but can be a little tricky.
As a fitness enthusiast, I know that leaving your Peloton bike behind while moving is the last thing you would want to do. My friend and I worked on relocating one a couple of weeks ago, so I understand the intricacies of transporting one.
This article will explore how to prepare your peloton bike before moving it. Also, we included how to move the bike from one room to another or a completely different area. Even without movers, we can guide you on how to transport your bike.
Keep reading to learn some helpful tips to move your bike easily.
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First off, disconnect the touchscreen before moving. This is to prevent it from getting damaged. Also, turn the resistance knob off before transportation.
You might need to move your Peloton within the same house. This is easy to do if you are moving it on level ground. However, take care when carrying it upstairs or down the stairs. Here are the details to note when you move your exercise bike to another area in the same apartment:
You will need some tools to remove the touchscreen carefully. Buy a Phillips head screwdriver to loosen the mounting screws. Also, get someone to help when you remove the touchscreen as one person cannot safely remove it.
Since the Peloton is not going to a far distance, you don't need adjustment levers. Also, changing the bike seat position is not compulsory.
After positioning your bike safely in the new room, re-install the screen, using the reverse installation method explained above. This is simply the reverse of the touchscreen removal and disassembling process. Make sure that all the screws are fully tightened when you reassemble it.
Moving a Peloton bike from room to room is easy. However, relocating it to a new home is more technical. This guide will simplify it:
The process of removing the touchscreen remains the same as detailed above.
A Peloton bike consists of many fragile parts, and the pedals are one of them. Considering the size and importance, one needs to avoid any dent on this part.
After you remove the pedals, move to the bottle holder.
The weight holder attached to the seat post must be dismantled as well.
Set and adjust the handlebars and seat post to the lowest position. At this point, there is a pretty low probability of damaging them.
Due to the shape and size, you will need someone to help you.
While driving to the new place, avoid bumpy roads, drive slowly, to prevent injury and damage.
Transporting a Peloton is easy, as outlined. The process calls for caution and vigilance to avoid damaging its parts.
Let's get this straight. You can't move it all by yourself. This means you need to arrange to have someone help you in advance.
If you're moving it within the same building, you only need one person to lift it from the rear stabilizer, while you lift it from the front monitor arm. If you have an SUV, it will conveniently fit in. However, there are some specific steps to take before moving the bike.
You can only put a Peloton resting on either side after you dismantle it. In other words, get the delicate pieces and accessories like the water bottle holder, touchscreen, pedals, sweat guard and weight holder off to prevent breakage.
Most of the bike parts, like the screen, are highly fragile, so keep them separately. Such parts might break if you put the machine on the side.
Ensure that you understand the implications of moving it by yourself on the warranty. Once the small seal on the screw hole is broken, your warranty becomes void. If you start the moving process, you release Peloton from being responsible if anything breaks. Should there be any damage or equipment failure, the Peloton interactive warranty will not cover it.
Peloton recommends that you work with a mover with insurance that will cover the cost if anything goes wrong. To this end, Peloton will not be responsible for any damage, malfunction, repair cost, or accident if you attempt to do this yourself.
You might need to move your bike in a car without a truck or a moving company. So, if you can't hire movers or get a moving vehicle, you can use your car. You still need essentials like Allen keys, adjustable wrench, and Phillips screwdriver.
The bike weighs more than a regular bike (it's a piece of fitness equipment), but you should be able to move it with little help. Consisting mainly of a welded steel frame, aluminum pedals, a seat, a screen, a set of weights, and a pair of shoes, the 59 x 23 x 53 inches bike with weights approximately 135 pounds, or the 59 x 59 x 22 inches weigh 140 pounds.
It's not complicated to move a Peloton bike, however, you need to handle it with care. So, if you follow the instructions, you should be fine.
Though it might seem difficult, these tips can guide you in the best way possible. Besides, you can prevent voiding your warranty if you can't hire a mover. Remember safety first and always.