How to Move a Peloton Bike or Tread Simply?
Should you hire movers to move your stationary bike for you or do it yourself? Can the business move Peloton itself? And what if the equipment is recalled? Here’s what you need to know about transporting your Peloton equipment from one home to the next safely.
Watch Your Peloton Warranty
Any damage or malfunction won’t be covered by the warranty if you attempt to disassemble your bike or treadmill and reassemble it yourself. The same applies to moving it; any problems brought on by you or a third party while moving your equipment will not be covered. Peloton advises choosing a mover with insurance that can pay the bill in the event of an accident. Keep in mind that Peloton has a service area as well. It will cost you more to have your bike or treadmill maintained if you move outside of that service area.
How to Move a Peloton Yourself
Many of the Peloton bikes I know have been moved by their owners. A Peloton, they claim, will fit in the back of a typical SUV with the monitor removed.
The Peloton Tread today is completely different. At least the first Peloton Tread+ was a monster. The “regular” The Peloton Tread that the company unveiled has a smaller size and a lower price point. The weight and bulkiness remain, though.
What Does a Peloton Weigh
The Peloton treadmill and bike are both fairly heavy. The Tread, however, weighs a lot more than the bike. Therefore, if you try to move your Peloton bike or Tread, assistance is probably going to be needed.
Here is how much each piece of equipment weighs
- Original Peloton bike: 135 pounds
- Peloton Bike Plus: 140 pounds
- Tread Plus (since recalled): 455 pounds
- Regular Peloton Tread: 290 pounds
How to Move a Peloton When Using a Moving Company
The business advises hiring a moving company that will cover your possessions, including your bike, in the event of an accident. For insurance to apply, the majority of movers will insist that your belongings be packed. They can find instructions for disassembling your bike or Tread on the Peloton website, if necessary.
Remove Parts of the Bike before Moving
Your Peloton Bike or Bike+ should be cleared of the touchscreen, pedals, sweat guard, water bottle holder, and weight holders, according to Peloton. However, when the movers worked on my bike, they only took the touchscreen out. The touchscreen was then protected with bubble wrap. The bike itself was then completely wrapped in moving blankets and taped down.
Lower Handlebars and Seat
Additionally, you ought to lower the handlebars and seat post on your Peloton bike before moving it. I think that would be 1 for the seat height and A for the handlebar height. On the original bike or the Bike Plus, tighten the knobs or the lever to ensure that nothing moves while you’re riding.
On that Peloton support page, there are also videos showing how to disassemble the bike’s various components so that it can be transported safely.
How to Move a Peloton from Room to Room
Here are some tips from Peloton for moving a Peloton around the house. Thankfully, because the bike rolls, they are much simpler. Did you know that the bike’s front base, right by the stabilizers, has wheels? They have wheels that resemble those on my Rollerblade skates.
- To avoid any damage, take the touchscreen out of the original bike. Don’t, however, take the Bike+’s touchscreen out of the bike.
- Place yourself behind the bike’s back.
- Lift the back of the bike up and tilt it onto its front wheels by grabbing the back stabilizers with both hands.
- Push or pull the bike cautiously to the new location.
Approximately 140 pounds are the weight of the Peloton bike. Therefore, when rolling the bike to its new location, be sure to lift with your legs. Otherwise, you risk injuring your back. Hire assistance if you need it.
How to Move a Peloton Tread
You cannot move this by yourself because even the smaller Peloton Tread weighs 290 pounds. Previously, Peloton provided assistance to owners who needed to move their Treads. I’m not sure how reliable that is now, though, as Peloton has recently let go a sizable portion of its warehouse staff.
The use of a Peloton technician to move your Tread is available on the Peloton support page about moving a Tread on the other page. Yes, you can only use it to move around your house. It also carries a $250 fee.
Cost to Move a Tread to a New Home
So, if you’re moving homes, what are your options? For $175, technicians will disassemble your Tread, according to the same Peloton support page. At the other end, the Tread will be put back together for an additional $175. However, they will not actually move the Walk from one house to the next.
On the other hand, I would proceed cautiously when considering this alleged service offer. Given the complaints I’ve read on the Peloton Facebook groups about Treads being delivered incompletely or Treads needing repairs but no technicians showing up, I wouldn’t rely on Peloton to move your Tread.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is It Difficult to Move a Peloton?
Peloton bikes are reasonably portable. Treadmills, however, should typically be serviced and moved by qualified movers due to their size, weight, and increased complexity.
Can a Peloton Be Put on Its Side?
Peloton bikes can be moved on their sides as long as all the accessories are taken off, but ideally, they should always be loaded flat, just like they would sit on the ground. When loading them for long-distance moves, be sure to place them near the top of the truck and far from bulky objects that might shift and fall on them.
Can You Lift a Peloton?
To lift a Peloton bike safely, you’ll need at least one additional helper. For a treadmill, you’ll need at least two extra helpers, and three if you’re going up and down stairs.