one of the struggles of purchasing a Peloton bike is finding the right place to put it as well as moving it around your house. Although this may not seem like a massive issue, it still requires some knowledge on the bike specs, weight, as well as a few tips & tricks on the most optimal way to move your bike around.
The peloton bike’s overall weight is 149lbs (67.5 kg), the frame of the bike weighs 139lbs (63 kg), the screen weights 10 lbs (4.5 kg). The peloton bike has an overall height of 60″, a width of 24″, & length of 48″.
Let’s take a look at a few important elements of the peloton bike you should know before purchasing the bike.
Peloton Bike Weight & Dimensions
|Dimensions||4′ Lengh x 2′ Width|
|Weight||149 (with screen)|
|User height range||4’11”-6’5″|
|Max User Weight||310lbs|
The pelotons complete dimensions are 4′ Lenght x 2′ Width, so that’s the amount of space you will need for your Peloton bike. Although it definitely helps to add an additional foot each side taking into account getting on & off the bike. Another thing you should consider is your ceiling height, you will occasionally be standing while on the bike so it’s important to have enough ceiling height to accommodate. If you’re going to be using the weights then you need to also ensure you have the ceiling height that could accommodate the length of your arm.
So as you can see the peloton can fit in most areas, its total weight is 149lbs but it does come with wheels so you will easily be able to move it around.
How to Find The Perfect Spot For Your Peloton Bike
Finding a good spot for your Peloton bike isn’t as hard as it may seem, since the dimensions are 4’L x 2’W it will fit in most compact areas. But when it comes to finding the most ideal space for your bike there are a few things that you should consider. Let’s take a look at a few things an ideal room/area would have to be an effective space for your workouts.
As we mentioned the Peloton bike is quite compact so finding space for 4;’ x2 W isn’t going to be that hard. Although you should take into ceiling height especially when standing, as well as if there is enough space to use weights.
You want to place your peloton bike on a stable base, so it doesn’t move around during intense sessions. Ideally, you would place it in wood or concrete, although if your perfect space is a carpeted room then there is no need to worry since there are various heavy-duty mats in the market which are quite stable. Another option for carpeted floor. is to add a plywood board as well as a mat for stability & grip. This will keep the bike from rocking back & forth and the matt will protect the bike from getting scratched or scraped.
Another important thing you will need is a power socket, finding a room with a near power socket is ideal, although stretching the power cable from the socket to the bike is possible it’s definitely not recommended and can be a safety hazard.
When riding your bike you want a space that will allow you to perform at your very best. This includes airflow, working out in a hot stuffy area is just going to make it harder without providing any benefits. So finding a room with windows or airconditioning is definitely the way to go. If your chosen space doesn’t have either then look into getting a floor fan, they can be quite effective & they don’t take up much space.
How To Move Your Peloton Bike
Moving your peloton bike to a different room isn’t that difficult, since the bike is equipped with wheels you will be able to lift it from one side & easily roll it to the locations you desire. Although if you would need to move your peloton bike up the stairs you would need a second person to help since the bike weighs 149lbs, two people should be enough to lift the bike upstairs fairly easily.
Benefits Of Owning A Peloton bike:
A Spin Class In The Comfort Of Your Own Home
The peloton bike allows you to have a spin class in the comfort of your own home. It provides you the comfort of being in your home while still being pushed by your trainer and motivated by your fellow riders to keep going.
Saves You Time
owning a Peloton bike at home means that if you have a spare 30 minutes you can hope in on your bike and start getting your sweat on. Whereas if you had to go to the gym and all you had is 30 minutes to an hour available you probably wouldn’t work out that day. The drive to the gym & back can be longer than your actual workout, so if you’re usually busy and can’t find the time to workout then peloton is definitely a good option.
Switch Up Your Workouts
Peloton offers an on-demand library with classes that range from 5 to 90 minutes, allowing you to switch up your workouts, keeping it fun & exciting while still allowing you to choose the type of workout duration & pace you want.
Measure & Track Your Progress
Peloton provides you with metrics of your workouts, before picking a class you can pick a class based on cadence and resistance levels to find the perfect class for your goals & needs, this helps that you find a class at your level & ensures your always progressing by picking a class at your level or slightly higher so you improve week to week.
can i put my peloton bike on carpet?
The issue with usin your bike on a carpet is that during inntense sessions your bike will rock back & forth, this can cause several issues. Firstly it may force you to slow down when it moves around alot which will have a neative impcat on your workout, secondly the vibrations form the bike can damage your carpet especially when going all out.
But there are 2 solutions to this the first is by adding a plywood board and a mat, the plywood board provides a sturdy base & the mat protects your bike from getting scratched or damaged. The other method is by adding a heavy-duty mat, there are various heavy-duty mats in the market that act as a stable base. Check out our full guide on Peloton on carpet.
Can i put my peloton outside?
Putting your peloton bike outside is only a viable option if you don’t live in an extremely sunny & humid area, the sun may damage your bike, and it can be quite difficult to work out in extremely humid conditions.
Do I need a bike mat?
You dont necesarily need the mat but it defenitly does help. Addin a mat has various benefits such as:
- Protecting your floors from scratches & marks.
- it protects your floor from sweat
- Reduces noise typically caused from the vibrations of the bike to the ground
So there you have it, the peloton weighs 149 pounds with the dimensions of 4’L x 2’W, which makes it compact enough to fit in most spaces. Moving the bike is fairly easy as well since it’s equipped with wheels which means all you would need to do to move it is pick it up from one side and simply roll it to your desired location. Before deciding on where to place your bike have a look at our list above and ensure your room or space meets the recommendations listed above for optimal usage.