Step 1: Insure your bike and other belongings for the move.
Peloton recommends using professional movers and insuring the bike in case damage occurs during transport. Be sure to obtain additional moving insurance, as the standard coverage may not fully cover the bike. We recommend Baker International Moving Insurance.
Step 2: Get it ready for transport.
Be sure your Peloton is turned off. Now is a great time to clean the entire machine. Get into all the hidden corners, and get it as clean as possible. Be sure that you don’t damage the machine or screen with the wrong cleaning products.
Step 3: Read up how to disassemble your machine properly.
Peloton has support documentation on how to disassemble your machine properly. Read up on this before you start disassembling as your Peloton bike’s warranty could be affected by disassembling the machine improperly. You’re going to want to take extra care of the touch screen, as that’s one of the most valuable components of the bike.
Step 4: Make a disassembly plan and take inventory.
You’ll be removing the touch screen, the pedals, sweat guard, water bottle holder, and weight holders. Then, you’ll lower the seat and handlebars, and tighten all adjustment levers. Be sure to take inventory of everything, and pack it away in a logical order so that you’re not scrambling around your new home for different parts in different boxes.
Step 4.5: Determine if you’ll hire a Peloton specialist.
You have the alternative option of hiring a Peloton specialist. They are trained technicians who can safely take your Peloton apart, and put your machine back together in its destination. The one thing to keep in mind is that they charge about $175 for each step. They’ll move it from one room to another for $250, but they won’t pack or move it for you. For those reasons, it makes sense to insure your bike (and belongings) regardless, and decide whether you want to go ahead and disassemble the bike yourself or hire a specialist.
Step 5: Figure out how you’ll handle the weight.
The Peloton exercise bike and treadmill are both extremely heavy. You’ll need the help of at least one friend to get the bike moved. Also, determine if and how you’ll protect flooring, hallways, and the wood trimming around the room your Peloton is in.
Step 6: Bike Storage
Once you’ve figured out how to move a Peloton bike, you’ll need to plan where you keep it if it isn’t immediately going to your new living space. Your Peloton will be least affected by storage if it is climate controlled. Otherwise, the electrical components in the machine could become sensitive to the temperature variations over time and cause your machine to malfunction. Keep storage in mind when making the plan for your Peloton bike.
Hiring Professional Movers
One of the best things you can do for yourself is hire professional movers to do the heavy lifting for you. You can focus on taking the machine apart and putting it back together, as well as the inventory and planning. We will take care of the heavy lifting and transport of your Peloton Bike. Get a quote today to get your home gym dialed-in at your new home ASAP.