Cleaning your peloton bike after use is crucial for reducing the damaging effects caused by sweat on your bike.
However, when cleaning your bike you want to steer clear of certain products that contain harmful chemicals such as bleach & alcohol.
So it’s important to clean your bike with natural products that won’t cause harm to your bike, products that are specifically made for stationary bikes such as the peloton. Other products with harsh chemicals can cause your bike to rust & cause your paint to slowly chip away.
Are Wipes The Best Option For Cleaning Your Bike?
Well, what Peloton recommends is using a damp cloth after each ride, & using a damp cloth with a mild household cleaner diluted in water every 3 to 5 rides.
However several members of the Peloton community have had success with using wipes on their bikes for years, Peloton themselves have even acknowledged members of the community’s cleaning methods in this post.
However, if you are going to be using wipes the main two chemichals to avoid are bleach & alchohol.
As for the screen, however, peloton does recommend using approved electronic wipes that are specifically made for LCD, Plasma, or other flatscreens.
Best Wipes For Peloton Bike:
We gathered information from the peloton community, surveyed reviews & tested some products our selves, here is our finding:
First on our list is a popular choice among the Peloton community, The Wipex Natural Wipes. These wipes are made completely from natural ingredients, including vinegar, lavender essential oils. They Do not contain any bleach, Quat, or ammonia, making it a great choice for the peloton bike.
Baby wipes are another great option for cleaning your bike since they don’t come with harsh chemicals that can damage the bike. Some members of the Peloton community highlighted the Pampers Aqua-Pure, as being another great choice for the peloton.
These wipes are free of alcohol, dyes, parabens, and fragrances. Additionally, it’s made with premium cotton for a soft and gentle clean.
Clorox Wipes (Bleach Free)
Clorox is another popular option among the peloton community, however, there has been a lot of debate whether or not they can cause long term issues to your bike. Since they do hold harsher chemicals than all-natural wipes.
A member however did confirm that peloton approved the use of bleach-free clorox wipes, you can read about it in this thread.
If you want to be on the safe side however, just stick with natural wipes.
Endust for Electronics – Monitor Wipes
The Endust electronic wipes are a great choice for wiping down the peloton screen, these wipes are designed specially to clean LCD and Plasma Screens, they are alcohol-free, ammonia-free, & Non-toxic.
How To Properly Clean Your Peloton Bike:
Wipe After Every Ride
After every ride you want to wipe the frame & handlebars thoroughly, Peloton cautions users not to use soap or water.
Clean the screen only with approved electronic wipes that are specifically made for LCD, Plasma, or other flatscreens.
Wipe Down With A Microfiber Cloth
After wiping your bike down with the wipes or with a household cleaner & damp cloth, you would also want to wipe it down with a dry microfiber cleaning cloth to limit the amount of moisture on the bike, to reduce any risk of rust.
Peloton Maintenance Check List:
The peloton bike like any piece of equipment does require regular maintenance checks to ensure the bike stays in top shape for regular use.
- Cleaning The Bike: After each ride, simply wipe down the bike’s frame, handlebars, and screen. After every 3-5 rides wipe the bike with a damp cloth and a mild household cleaner diluted in water. (Caution: Do not use any cleaning products containing ammonia.)
- Stability Check: Check if the bike remains stable & if the feet of the bike to ensure there isn’t any wobbling.
- Pedal Check: Peloton states that pedals should be tightened to 34 N·m/25 lb-ft of torque, if you notice one of your pedals slightly loose, then simply use the included 15 mm spanner to tighten it.
- Cleat Check: Check if the cleats are attached correctly and haven’t loosened up, if so use a 4 mm Allen key to tighten loose screws.
- Seat Check: Your seat should be aligned correctly and parallel to the ground. If you notice any looseness or unevenness to the seat, simply use the 13mm spanner included with your bike to tighten the screws on both sides.
- Emergency brake: Peloton recommends checking the emergency brake every 15-20 rides to ensure its working correctly. Simply Press down on the resistance knob while slowly pedaling. If the bike does not come to an immediate stop there may be an issue with your emergency brake & you should contact peloton support.
- Seat slider latch Check: There should be no movement when the seat slider is locked in position. If you notice any wobbling when it’s locked then you will need to tighten it.
- Frame Check: Check the entire frame for any signs of wear & tear, or clear damage, that needs to be repaired. Also, look for any bolts that may require tightening.
For our full checklist guide click here.