We get it. You made an investment in yourself when you purchased a Peloton Bike or Bike+. You clip in on your own schedule and join an incredible community of world-class instructors and other Members. But just like your body needs regular maintenance, so does your bike.
Why do I Need to Clean my Bike or Bike+?
We built the Peloton Bike and Bike+ to last, but sweat is a chemical compound that can degrade even high quality metals over time. And we don’t just have to be on the lookout for sweat. Any substance that gets onto your bike, including water, beverages, and perfumes, can cause rust and other damage.
Wiping down your bike after every ride and doing a more thorough cleaning about once a month will keep your Bike or Bike+ functioning like new for years to come.
We recommend wiping down your Bike or Bike+ after every workout.
- Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe any sweat from the bike frame, paying special attention to areas in the “sweat path,” highlighted below.
- We recommend dampening your cloth with a diluted mild dish detergent, but if you do, take special care not to leave any excess moisture on the bike.
- Make sure the bike is completely dry. Use another dry cloth if needed to absorb any excess moisture. Take special care to dry any liquid caught in grooves, screws, or areas of exposed metal. Even tiny droplets can work their way into the bike and cause rust.
Even with daily cleaning, your Bike or Bike+ can still accumulate dirt and grime. It’s important to clean your bike more thoroughly about once a month, or every 20-30 rides.
- Dampen a soft, clean cloth with a mild, diluted dish detergent. The cloth should be moist, but not sopping wet. Excess liquids could work their way into the bike and cause rust.
Note: Avoid using solvents and other chemicals on your bike. If you wouldn’t want to touch it without gloves on, don’t use it on your equipment.
- Wipe down your bike. As with your daily cleaning, focus on areas in the “sweat path”: the stabilizers, crank arms, and areas of the frame between the saddle and handlebars. Pay special attention to weld lines, surfaces where sweat droplets could land, the area around the belt guard, and any other nooks and crannies you can find. You may even want to use a tool with a small head, like a cotton swab or a pencil wrapped in a microfiber cloth, to reach into narrow corners and crevices on your bike.
- Wipe down high-touch areas like the resistance knob, adjustment handles, handlebars, and underneath the saddle. Even if you don’t see any sweat, dirt and moisture from your hands can cause damage over time.
- Make sure the bike dries completely. If needed, wipe it down with another clean, dry, soft cloth to absorb any excess moisture. Take special care with screws, exposed metal, and openings in the bike. Any remaining liquid could cause rust and corrosion.
- Wipe down the touchscreen using an electronics wipe.