How To Ship a Peloton Bike

Want to say goodbye to your Peloton bike? Whether you’re selling it on or delivering to a friend, knowing how to ship a Peloton bike properly will save you time and hassle. Firstly, it’s good to choose an appropriate courier!

In this guide, we’ll look at what you need to pack up Peloton bikes and how you can ensure your equipment gets to the other end safely.

Key Takeaways

  • Choose a reputable and insured courier service to ship your Peloton bike safely and securely.
  • Clean and disinfect your bike before selling, following the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Disassemble your bike carefully, following the official guide or video tutorial, and be aware of the warranty disclaimer.
  • Package your bike with bubble wrap, cardboard, and polystyrene, or use the original packaging if you have it. Label your package with contact details and take photos of the condition.
  • Compare shipping quotes from different couriers, and include the shipping costs in your sale description.

What You’ll Need to Ship a Peloton Bike 

Assuming you’ve already completed the sale of your Peloton bike, you’ll need to pull together a few items and details before you’re ready to ship.

A Quote From a Shipping or Moving Company

Is your buyer collecting your bike in person? If not, always look for a professional courier quote. 

Where possible, work with a national courier you’re familiar with. Alternatively, choose a moving company with legitimate and positive reviews.

Google is a great resource for this. You can find nearby experts with open reviews by using your local area and the right keywords. Searching “bike moving company,” for example, can help.

Do also look for a shipping company that provides insurance. Peloton bikes retail for several hundred dollars, even used! It’s extra confidence for you and your recipient, too.

Cleaning Tools

It’s best to follow what the Peloton website recommends! You won’t need anything too outlandish to clean up your bike with.

Look for a reputable stainless steel cleaner. Then, arrange some old clothes, cloth, or rags you don’t mind using for cleaning, or even a towel or two. In many cases, microfiber is fantastic for cleaning up Peloton bikes.

Packaging Material

You’ll at least need enough cardboard to cover the whole of your bike. Then, arrange some bubble wrap to cushion it while in transit. It’s all the better you keep hold of your original packaging if you intend to resell your bike.

In some cases, sponge cushioning may help to bolster your bike further while it’s moving.

Do also check if your courier offers a packing service! For a little extra money, some movers are happy to package and box up your bike and ship it.

Now you’ve got the tools and information you need, here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do next.

Step One: Clean Your Bike

Cleaning your bike is just good manners before selling. Ideally, you should have done this before taking photos and listing online.

Peloton Interactive has its own guide to cleaning up their bikes. In my experience, it makes sense to follow the manufacturer! Peloton recommends using a stainless steel cleaner and microfiber cloth after each use. But, it’s good to do the same before selling.

Invest in a disinfectant spray (such as OdoBan), apply it to a towel, and gently wipe it all over your bike. Make sure not to spray in any electrical components, and dry with another towel carefully.

Disinfecting wipes, too, can work well if you want a quick clean-up job. Some Peloton riders recommend using Windex for the screen or similar products made for laptop screens.

Above all, there’s no need for abrasive cleaning. If you already spot-clean and wipe down your Peloton regularly, you shouldn’t have much need to give it such a thorough inspection.

Step Two: Carefully Disassemble Your Peloton Bike

Disassembly can be tricky unless you follow an official or authority guide. If you still have the manual(s) from your Peloton equipment on purchase, always consult this advice first. Also, be aware that the official disclaimer on Peloton’s website read’s as follows:

Damage or equipment failure resulting from disassembling, reassembling, or moving the Peloton Bike will not be covered under Peloton’s warranties

Peloton recommends removing elements such as the:

  • Water bottle holder
  • Touchscreen
  • Weight holders
  • Sweat guard
  • Pedals

You should also take care to set your handlebars as low as possible on the bike. Tighten up all available levers, and you should be ready to package.

Check out Peloton’s official guide to moving a bike (or Bike+) piece by piece for further details.

Alternatively, take a look at the following video guide for a step-by-step approach. Just be aware that the official disclaimer on Peloton’s website read’s as follows:

Damage or equipment failure resulting from disassembling, reassembling, or moving the Peloton Bike will not be covered under Peloton’s warranties

Step Three: Package up Your Bike

Carefully package your bike with bubble wrap or sponge packaging. Do consider using dust sheets to prevent contamination on route, too. 

Carefully tape wrapping around to secure the soft cushioning in place. If you’ve been careful enough to include the original packaging, always fall back on this. If not, order cardboard packaging that matches your bike’s dimensions when disassembling. 

Peloton themselves may be able to help. Alternatively, consider shopping on eBay or Craigslist for a used but complete Peloton bike box and packaging. This may save you time and effort trying to measure and package yourself for a small investment.

Carefully package your bike to support its weight so it doesn’t break through. Where possible, use polystyrene to help bolster your exercise bike further. 

Try to reinforce your boxing with layers of tape. Doing so can help you avoid your bike falling through the box either on the way to moving or while on route. 

You should also package moveable parts separately where possible. As Peloton recommends, it’s worth disassembling before getting the bike ready for transport.

Again, do also ask your chosen shipment business for advice on packing. If they can add in a small cost for packaging up your bike along with delivery, it may be better value for you in the long run.

Once packaged up, include details such as your contact info as well as the name and address of the recipient. You may need to do this once you have a courier in line.

One more handy tip – take photos of your bike before it’s shipped, both in and out of the box. Therefore, you can prove its condition at shipping, and help your shipper locate your bike if it goes missing in transit (hopefully, it won’t!).

Step Four: Arrange for Pickup

Find a quote from a reputable carrier or recommended courier service that other Peloton owners look for. National couriers such as TNT or UPS may be worthwhile scoping for a price.

Always measure and weigh your total package carefully. Where possible, overcompensate and allow a little extra just to be on the safe side. As mentioned, do also select options for insurance and on-road protection. That way, you won’t lose money if there are problems on the way to your recipient.

Always ensure the buyer pays for insurance and shipping before sending. Arrange for the equipment to pick up at your doorstep. Or, you might safely drive it to a designated pick-up point.

A good rule to follow is to account for shipping costs in your sale or product description. eBay, for example, allows you to automate this based on your bike’s weight and chosen courier.


What’s the Cheapest Quote for Peloton Bike Shipping?

There’s no way to say what the absolute cheapest shipping quote for a Peloton bike may be! Costs may vary depending on where in the country or world you send to. Think about the size and weight of your bike, and how quickly you need the bike to deliver, too.

Check out a few shipping company comparison tools, and don’t just go for the cheapest rider. Cheap couriers don’t always offer the best service! Look for reputation, user reviews, and protection options as a priority.

Is It Worth Listing My Peloton Bike on Craigslist or eBay?

Yes it’s definitely worth listing your Peloton on Craigslist or eBay. Exercise equipment often sells, and you can get quick cash from people willing to pay good prices. However, there may sometimes be risks with listing online. 

eBay’s buyer and seller protection policies are helpful in many ways! Otherwise, choosing the best engine really depends on your needs and preferences.


Shipping your Peloton bike shouldn’t be hard, but there’s no precise process! We hope this guide helps you start shipping your bike to its new home.

Remember always to clean, disassemble, and carefully package your bike. If you have the original packaging, it’s a huge bonus. Always shop for couriers that offer confidence and protection first.

If you know someone who needs help shipping their bike from an online sale, be sure to share this guide! Happy selling!

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