Whether you’re moving or you just purchased an exercise bike like the Peloton, transporting it in your SUV may be a good way to save extra cost on renting a car or truck. But, can a peloton bike fit in an SUV, and do you need an extra hand when trying to move this indoor cycling bike? Cos, let’s face it! Moving a 149 pounds Peloton bike can turn out to be a workout on its own (even if you’re only moving it within your home).

Most people doubt how simple it is to fit the Peloton Bike into an SUV; you can easily fit the bike into your SUV. The sole concern is avoiding damage to the screen. To do so, you’ll need to prop the bike up on its handlebars.

Can I Move a Peloton in My Car?

Moving a Peloton is neither rocket science nor something new, people do it every day. However, the process can be easily done, depending on the type of car you have. If you have a smaller vehicle, you may have to go out of your way in order to fit a peloton.

The Peloton is an exercise bike and not a regular road bike. It measures about 36 inches tall and 149 pounds in weight. While two full-grown adults will be able to lift it, you can take measurements to get the ideal SUV dimensions for different types of SUVs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can a Peloton Fit in A Honda CRV?
  • Can a Peloton Fit in A Subaru?
  • Will Peloton Fit in Rav4?

Can a Peloton Bike Fit in An SUV?

In order to fit a Peloton in an SUV, you may have to remove the handlebars and screen. Removing these parts is pretty easy and should be done to prevent damage. Without taking them out, the Peloton wouldn’t fit in most SUVs.

You won’t find it difficult fitting a Peloton into a Subaru, Honda CR-V, or Toyota Rav 4. Before you put the Peloton on its side, take off the screen, lower the seat all the way down and follow the steps on how to fit a Peloton bike in a car

Keep in mind that, if you must move a peloton in your car, it should be done with caution. We found this disclaimer on Peloton’s support page; have a read.

Damage or equipment failure resulting from disassembling, reassembling, or moving the Peloton Bike will not be covered under Peloton’s warranties. By undertaking disassembly, reassembly, or the relocation of your Peloton Bike, you agree to waive and release Peloton from any and all claims that you may have resulting from the disassembling, assembling, or moving of the Peloton Bike by anyone other than a Peloton authorized Service Technician.

How Do You Fit a Peloton Bike to A Car?

If you have a mid-size sedan for example and you need to get everything fit into the trunk. The few tools you need include; Phillips screwdriver, Allen keys, and an adjustable wrench.

  1. Remove the Velcro and unplug the screen first, then remove the screen using the wrench and Allen keys, and finally pull out the handlebars/screen mount altogether.
  2. After that, remove the Phillips screw and the plastic piece that is holding a metal spring/stop behind the horizontal seat adjustment, and then remove the seat.
  3. Next, remove the vertical seat bar, and then use the adjustable wrench to remove the pedals.
  4. Take the bottle holder/plastic shroud off the bike by removing the Phillips screws that keep it in place.
  5. Finally, put the Peloton on its side and remove the front and rear bases with the Allen keys.

These steps are quite straightforward. Just be sure to tuck the screens cables safely between the bike’s front fork so that it doesn’t get damaged. When assembling, simply follow the steps from the bottom up. To avoid losing the screws and small bits, you should put them in a zip lock bag.

Tips When Moving Peloton Bikes

We’ve listed out some tips to keep your Peloton Bike or Bike+ stays safe throughout your move:

  • Remove the touchscreen, pedals, sweat guard, water bottle holder, and weight holders from your Peloton Bike or Bike+ during the move to avoid any damage.
  • Lower the handlebars and seat post and tighten all of the bike’s adjustment levers.

Just keep in mind that even stripped down, the bike is still quite hefty, so seek the assistance of a friend to move it. Also, cover the screen to prevent it from being damaged while moving.

Can You Transport a Peloton on Its Side

You can tilt the bike onto its side and remove the shoulder dolly straps when transporting it. An extra hand, one on each side (front and back), is required to complete this task. Most importantly, when lifting, use your legs rather than your back.

Final Words

Disassembling the Peloton can turn out to be a bit technical for some folks. You don’t have to take the Peloton screen if you’re moving in a small distance (maybe within your room). However, you can never be too safe!

A Peloton will cost roughly $2,400 ($1,995 bike + $250 shipping/delivery/setup), excluding the subscription fee. So, if you’re not comfortable ripping your Peloton bike and voiding your warranty, then using a shipping or moving company is highly recommended because you will get insurance on your Bike just in case damage occurs during transport.

Can a Peloton bike fit in an SUV? I believe that’s already settled. If you find an assistant who will gladly help you carry out this workout move your Peloton, do well to thank them (most especially if it’s your wife).

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