Properly adjusting and setting up your Peloton Bike or Bike+ will allow you to ride comfortably and efficiently. Riding your Bike or Bike+ when it is not properly adjusted can lead to improper form and can cause muscle engagement imbalances. For more information on how to adjust your seat and handlebars, please read the instructions below or watch our support video.
You can find this tutorial on your Peloton Bike or Bike+ touchscreen in a series of videos called Peloton 101. Peloton 101 is a video library that outlines how to adjust your Bike or Bike+ for your most comfortable ride.
To find Peloton 101:
- Log in to your Peloton account on your Bike or Bike+ touchscreen.
- Tap the three-bar settings icon on the bottom-right side of your home screen.
- Select "Peloton 101".
- Press the play button.
Please read below for more information on adjusting your Peloton Bike and Bike+ settings. After you have properly done so, click here to read
Adjusting Your Seat Position and Height
When setting your seat position, you’ll need to adjust both the height and depth to ensure a comfortable ride. To adjust your seat height, turn the knob below the seat to the left. Move the seat to your desired height. If you are adjusting your seat for the first time, we recommend that you set your seat height to be aligned with your hip bone when standing next to the Bike or Bike+. When you have your desired height, tighten by turning the knob to the right.
Next, set your seat depth. Open the latch below your seat by pulling it down. Slide the seat into the desired position, then close the latch to lock the seat in place.
If this is your first time adjusting your seat depth, we recommend starting with the seat placed in the center. You can also determine a starting seat depth by placing your elbow on the nose of the seat, then pushing the seat forward until your fingertips touch the handlebars.
Once you’ve taken a few rides, you can always adjust your settings for comfort.
Adjusting Your Handlebar Height
Your handlebar height can also be adjusted to allow for a perfect fit.
To adjust your handlebars, first, loosen the knob on the front of the Bike or Bike+. Standing in front of the seat, place your forearms underneath the handlebars. Gently lift them up and hold them into place. Finally, tighten the lever.
If this is your first time adjusting your handlebar height, we recommend you start out by setting the bars at their highest level and then reducing the height until they are comfortable. Once you’ve taken a few rides, you can always adjust your settings for comfort.
Confirming your Bike and Bike+ setup
It’s important to ride the Bike and Bike+ after making adjustments to confirm that your seat height, seat depth, and handlebar height are positioned correctly for your comfort.
Start by clipping into your Bike or Bike+. With your hands on the bar in riding position, bring your right foot to the 6 o’clock position. Your knee should have a slight bend. If you don’t have a bend in your knee, lower your seat. If you have too big of a bend in your knee, raise your seat.
Next, confirm that your seat is at the right depth. Place your foot in the 3 o’clock position. In this position, your knee should lie above the ball of your foot. If your knee is behind the ball of your foot, move your seat forward. If your knee is ahead of your foot, move your seat back. It may help to have a second person confirm the positioning of your knee.
From here, you can begin to pedal. You should be able to comfortably pedal without your hips rocking, your knees locking out, or toes dropping down through the bottom of the pedal stroke. If you feel like your legs are reaching then lower your seat or your knees are going out to the sides, raise your seat. If you notice your hips are rocking, it’s likely that your seat is too high. Try lowering your seat a little at a time until you are no longer rocking as you pedal.
Now that your seat height is set, it’s time to confirm your handlebar position. You want to make sure your hands can rest comfortably at the bottom of the handlebars while allowing for a slight bend in your arms. If you feel like you are reaching or straining, try raising your handlebars. Feel free to modify your handlebar height position to accommodate any unique physical needs or limitations.