How to move a peloton bike
Moving a Peloton bike isn’t difficult. While the frame itself is cumbersome and hefty, it can be done fast and simply with the assistance of a buddy. If you’re moving from one residence to another, you can transport the bike using a shoulder dolly and a moving truck. The bike is simple to tilt and move about your home if you’re only transferring it from one room to another.
Loading the Bike into a Moving Truck
1. A shoulder dolly may be purchased at your local hardware shop. A shoulder dolly will set you back roughly $20 (14.20 pounds) at a hardware shop. These adaptable straps will assist you in distributing the weight of your Peloton cycle between two individuals.
Shoulder dollies are also known as “moving harnesses” or “moving straps” in certain circles. They are made up of two harnesses and a long movable strap that runs between them.
2. Recruit a second person to assist you with moving your Peloton bike. It’s a good idea to have someone assist you in moving your bike so you don’t damage yourself. Peloton cycles weigh 135 pounds (61 kg), making them too hefty to transport on your own.
You may give a buddy food, beverages, or money to assist you with the relocation.
3. Reduce the height of your handlebars and seat. Pull out the adjustment rods and lower your tablet and seat as far as they will go on the bike. Adjusting rods are situated behind the seat (facing the front of the bike) and beneath the handlebars (also facing the front of the bike).
If you keep weights in the rear of your Peloton, be sure to remove them and carry them separately.
4. Towels, moving blankets, or bubble wrap may be used to protect your Peloton cycle. Wrap the tablet, the seat assembly, the pedals, and the flywheel with towels or bubble wrap. Bungee cords or tape may be used to secure these towels. This will keep the bike from becoming scratched.
Towels that will not be used again should be used, since they may get damaged during shipment. Remember, you’re just doing this to keep the bike safe.
5. Put on the dolly harness over your shoulders. Lift the harness over your head and place it over your back, with the “X” form on your back and the connecting buckle (the metal portion) on your front. One strap should go over each arm and one under each arm.
6. Under the bike, slide the lengthy lifting strap. Raise one side of the bike and slip the shoulder dolly’s lifting strap under the bike’s front and rear feet. It should fit snugly between the front and rear two feet.
7. Attach the straps to both movers and place them on each side of the bike. Connect the long lifting strap to the front clasp of your harness while standing on either side of the bike. Weave it through the buckle’s bottom rear portion, draw it above the buckle, and then weave it through the buckle’s front top part from the top.
- When you’re finished, the strap’s end should be pointing down and away from you.
- Adjust the strap so that you can feel stress on your shoulders when standing.
8. Raise the bike by pushing on it with straight arms. To balance the bike, slowly rise up, rising the bike with you, and maintain your arms straight out in front of you.
Maintain regular communication with your spouse. If one of you wants to take a break, lower yourself carefully with your legs.
9. Slowly ride the bike out to your moving truck. Take cautious, deliberate steps outdoors to wherever your moving vehicle is, pausing as needed. Lower your bike to the ground outside of your moving van.
Before proceeding to the following stage, take a little pause. Drink some water and extend your arms to prevent any errors while loading the bike.
10. Remove the bike off the shoulder dolly and physically load it. Remove the shoulder dolly straps and tilt the bike onto its side. Then, with one person on each side (front and back), pull it onto the moving truck platform, being careful to lift with your legs rather than your back.
In a truck, ratchet straps are excellent for stabilizing the bike; just run the strap from one side of the vehicle to the other, over the bike, and ratchet down until the bike is immovable.
11. Slowly make your way to your new location. Drive gently and cautiously until you reach the bike’s new home, avoiding potholes and sharp corners.
- Keep in mind that Peloton bikes weigh roughly 135 pounds (61 kg)!
- You don’t want one to fall on you or knock you over, so take care while transferring it.
Moving Your Bike to a Different Room
1. Allow a buddy to assist you in tilting the Peloton bike forward onto its transport wheels. Tilt the bike forward with two persons until it comes to rest on its front transport wheels. One person should elevate the rear end, while the other should grip the handlebars and keep it stable.
Remember that once the bike is on its transport wheels, it will be riding on two extremely tiny wheels, weighing 135 pounds (61 kg). Keep the bike stable to prevent an unfortunate mishap at home.
2. Roll the bike to its new place with caution. Roll the bike to the new room while holding both hands on the bike. Uneven surfaces should be avoided since they might cause the bike to tumble.
3. Slowly return the bike to its original position. Lower the bike carefully to the floor until it is resting on all four wheels.
- Putting a mat beneath the Peloton will protect both the bike and the floor.
- Allow for a clearance of 24 inches (61 cm) on all four sides of the bike.
4. Adjust the leveling feet until the bike is level with the floor. Unscrew the leveling feet until all four feet are securely on the ground and the bike does not rock at all if it seems unequal.