Moving your Peloton may seem like a job for a professional when you look at its size, dimensions, and how much you paid for it. However, moving it and removing its parts is easier than you think.
To move your Peloton, you should remove the screen. Following that, you will need to determine how much space you have for moving and if you can keep the bike intact. If not, you will need to remove the handlebars, seat, pedals, and in rare situations, the stabilizers.
First off, if you still have warranty, you may want to consider having Peloton move your bike for you to keep your warranty intact. Read all about in this article
What is the best and easiest way to move your Peloton? What do you do if your space for moving the bike is limited? How do you disassemble specific parts, and how do you store them? We answer all these questions for you.
How To Move Your Peloton
For any number of reasons, there might come a time when you need to move your Peloton bike. The reasons for you needing to move it are not that important, but moving it is. If not done correctly, you could seriously damage your Peloton in terms of broken accessories and broken parts, and you may even mess up its calibration.
You would need a technician to repair, service, and calibrate your bike in the best cases. In the worst-case scenario, you may have to replace it.
Also, take note that incorrectly moving the Peloton bike may void your warranty, so there are specific steps that you need to take to ensure that this does not happen.
To move your Peloton quickly and in the correct fashion, you will only want to remove the screen (steps below) if possible and then keep the rest of the bike intact. This will save you time and effort but will require space to move (moving truck or a pickup truck).
Simply cover your Peloton with a moving blanket and put it onto the truck or van if this is an option. A helping hand in this scenario would prove helpful.
If you have limited space, you will need to disassemble some parts of the bike to make its dimensions more manageable.
How To Disassemble The Peloton
Peloton officially suggests that you have a professional moving company pick up and deliver your bike to its new location, but if that is not possible, then the first thing you will need to do is disassemble it.
Which Parts Of The Peloton Can Be Disassembled?
If you take a look at the manual that comes with the bike, you will notice that almost everything can be disconnected from the chassis.
Do the peloton handlebars come off for moving?
Many individuals wonder if the handlebars can come off if you need to move the bike, and the answer is yes. Almost every part of the Peloton can be removed, as we stated above. This includes the handlebars and other features such as the pedals, seat, screen, weight holder, water bottle holder, and front and rear stabilizers.
Which Parts Of The Peloton Should I Disassemble?
Although most of the parts can be removed, you will not want to do this for all the parts. It will only make things more difficult and cumbersome when you need to put it back together.
Hence, parts such as the water bottle holder, seat, weights holder, and stabilizers you may want to leave on the bike depending on how much space you have available for moving.
These parts do come off quickly; however, due to the size and shape of them compared to the chassis, in some instances, it is easier just to leave them on.
Conversely, you will want to remove the pedals, handlebars, and screen. The screen you will want to remove because of how delicate it is, and the handlebars and pedals protrude outwards from the bike, making its dimensions challenging if you need it to fit in a tight space.
How To Disassemble Peloton Parts
Here we will outline and detail the steps needed to remove some parts of the Peloton that could be problematic when moving the bike.
How To Remove The Peloton Screen
Located at the back of the screen is a panel. Simply remove the panel with your hands using a bit of force, and it will snap off (like a cellphone cover). Remove the screen cables from the monitor.
The screen will be held in place by four 10mm flange head screws. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws and with them the screen.
How To Remove The Handlebars
The handlebars are held in place with 5mm round screws. You will need a 5mm wrench to loosen them. (Here is a handy set of wrenches for a great price that will be handy to have if you own a Peloton bike.) There should be washers with the screws so be sure to keep them safe when they have been removed. After you have removed the screws simply pull the handlebars out from the bike.
However, it would be easier just to remove the handlebars with the post. To do this, loosen the L—Handle on the handlebar post until there is no tension and pull it out.
How To Remove The Pedals
The pedals will be tightened with a torque wrench, so they might be difficult to pry loose. Using a crowfoot and a torque wrench, turn and loosen each pedal until you are able to turn them out by hand.
Remember that the left pedal is reversely threaded, so you will need to turn the opposite way to loosen it (clockwise).
How To Remove The Seat
The seat is similar to the handlebars in that you are able to loosen the L-Handle. You are then able to slide the seat along with the post out from the bike. We recommend that you do this because it will prove easier to move and cause you less hassle in putting it back together.
However, if you would like to remove the seat from the seat post, you will need a 4mm wrench. Four round head screws secure the seat to the seat post, and you will use the wrench to remove them.
What Do I Do With All The Peloton Parts?
You will want to keep all the parts and screws separate but still together. That is, you will want to keep the handlebar screws with the handlebar and the seat crews with the seat, etc.
Wrapping everything up in paper and bubble wrap is also a good idea as this will prevent any damage to parts caused by bumps and knocks on the road.
How Do I Reassemble My Peloton?
All you will need to do is backtrack and reverse the steps that we outlined for you. If you are having trouble remembering or are unsure, you can always look at the manual that comes with the bike. It outlines the assembly of the bike in great detail.
Moving your Peloton is not difficult, and in most cases, all you will need to do is remove the screen and keep the rest of the bike intact. This is the preferable method of moving the bike but is only applicable if you have enough space to do so.
If your space is limited, the dimensions of the bike will cause a problem, and we suggest removing the handlebars, seta, and pedals only.