The peloton bike like any piece of equipment requires daily maintenance to keep in top shape for regular use.
To help ensure your bike remains in top condition, we composed a maintenance checklist to ensure your bike is being looked after correctly.
If you’re in a hurry here’s a quick run down of our maintenance check list.
Peloton Bike maintenance Checklist:
- Cleaning The Bike: After each ride wipe the bike down using a damp cloth. 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 the feet of the bike to ensure there is no wobbling.
- Pedal Check: According to peloton pedals should be tightened to 34 N·m/25 lb-ft of torque, Tighten any loose pedal with the included 15 mm spanner
- Cleat Check: Check if cleats are loose if so use a 4 mm Allen key to tighten any loose screws
- Seat Check: check if the seat is parallel to the ground, if not use the 13mm spanner included with your bike to tighten the screws on both sides.
- Emergency brake: The emergency brake should be checked regularly (peloton recommends every 15-20 rides). 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: Ensure there is no movement when the seat slider is locked in position. If you experience any movements such as a wiggle when it’s locked then you will need to tighten it.
- Frame Check: Finally Check the entire frame of the bike for any signs of damage or wear & tear, also look for any bolts that may require tightening.
So there’s a quick rundown now lets take a look at this in more detail.
Peloton Bike Maintanance:
1. Cleaning Your Bike
Sweat on the bike can cause the bike to rust quite fast, in order to prevent this peloton recommends that you wipe down the bike with a damp cloth after every ride (preferably a microfiber cloth). Note that after you wipe the bike with a damp cloth you want to use a dry cloth to ensure there is no moisture left on the bike this will reduce the risk of the bike from rusting.
In addition to wiping the bike down with a damp cloth after each ride, Peloton recommends that after every 3-5 rides to clean your bike with a damp cloth and a mild household cleaner diluted in water. Caution: Do not use any cleaning products containing ammonia.
An alternative method is to clean the bike using disinfecting wipes.
Here are some great choices for disinfecting cleaning wipes:
Note when cleaning the screen only use touchscreen electronics wipes.
2. Stability Check
Peloton recommends to check the stability of the bike after a ride, you should take a look at the foot of the bike and ensure that all four feet rest firmly on the floor. If you notice any rocking or wobbling you should adjust each foot by tightening (to shorten) or unscrew (to lengthen) until all four feet rest firmly on the floor.
3. Pedal Check
Peloton recommends checking your pedals after every 3-5 rides. You’re checking if the pedal is loose pedal, if so use the 15 mm spanner included with your bike & turn clockwise to tighten the right pedal and anti-clockwise to tighten the left pedal. Pedals should be tightened to 34 N·m/25 lb-ft of torque.
4. Cleat Check
As a safety precaution peloton recommends that you check your cleats every 3-5 rides & look for any loose screws attaching your cleats to your shoes.
5. Seat Check
Check your seat every 3-5 rides & ensure the seat is parallel to the ground.
Make sure the seat is parallel to the ground. Then use the included 13 mm
spanner to tighten the seat-fixing nuts on both sides.
6. Emergency brake
Peloton recommends checking the emergency brake every 15-20 rides, while pedaling slowly simply press down on the resistant knob,t this should cause the flywheel to come to a complete stop. If the flywheel does not come to a stop you should contact peloton support.
7. Seat slider latch Check
Every 15-20 rides you want to check the stability of the seat slider latch, if there’s any movement when locked in position then you will need to tighten it.
8. Frame Check
Around every 15-20 days you should check the frame of the bike for any loose bolts, you’re also looking for any wear & tear or any damage on the bike.
Should I use a bike mat?
Using a bike mat is standard good practice, it helps protects your floor & bike from any scratches during intense sessions, the mat also catches & absorbs sweat protecting your floor from the moister. Check out our guide of the best peloton bike mats to see our top picks.
Where should I place my peloton bike?
The ideal places for your Peloton bike are either on the ground floor or basement, this is ideal to reduce noise vibrations that can be caused during intense sessions. Also, you want to place your bike somewhere you can get away and focus on your workout, this will allow you to stay motivated & stick to a daily routine.
can peloton go on carpet?
Yes, however to ensure the safety of your bike you will want to add a stable base under the bike this can be a heavy-duty matt, or you can use a plywood board with a mat on top to keep the bike stable at all times. Check out our guide on using a peloton bike on the carpet.
Caring for your Peloton bike is crucial, daily maintenance checks will ensure that your Pelton lasts longer & functions the way it should. The maintenance process shouldn’t take up much time & is definitely worth it in the long run. Thanks for reading & happy riding!