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Share the details on how to clean your Peloton bike, keeping it looking fresh and new even with tons of use. Check out my post on how to set up your Peloton bike here!

Hi friends! how is the morning I hope you had a happy and wonderful post-Thanksgiving weekend. We did some more decorating (the yard is done!), got our tree (after years with a fake tree, we switched to team Real Tree a few years ago and I’m a big fan), and had a lovely dinner with friends.

For today’s post, I wanted to share the details on how to clean your Peloton bike, especially for my friends who are expecting it as their Santa gift this year. 😉 I’ve been a proud Peloton owner for about 4 years now, and although I don’t ride as much as I used to, I still hop on the bike about once a week. It makes it SO easy to get in a cardio workout at home (even when the kids are at home!), and I love that I don’t have to waste time commuting. It’s my go-to for very busy days when I still want to get moving.

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How to clean your Peloton bike

I love keeping things clean around the house, but it takes on a new layer when it’s exercise equipment. Equipment like the Peloton can collect dust, sweat, bacteria, fingerprints, and while it may look unattractive, it can also ultimately affect the function of the equipment. (Learned from years of working at gyms and studios.) Regularly cleaning your Peloton bike can help avoid unwanted odors and damage, BUT you can also damage your Peloton bike through improper cleaning. You definitely want to preserve the screen and make sure it continues to work!

I’m dedicating today’s post to help my friends out there clean a Peloton bike properly and share what products are safe to use to clean Peloton bikes.

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How to clean your Peloton bike

Platoon frame

I clean my Peloton frame and resistance knob after every sweaty ride. If there are sweat spots anywhere, the whole thing is wiped off. If I pedal quietly and listen to music (use it as an active recovery day), I don’t wipe it off. The best time to clean the frame is right after your ride, because then you’ll always remember to do it.

Platoon accessories

I will clean the weights once every few weeks or so. Since they don’t tend to get sweaty and I’m the only person using them, I feel like they can wait a while.

Screen

I will clean the screen once every few weeks. It doesn’t tend to sweat or get a lot of fingerprints on it, but every few weeks I like to make sure it’s clean. I use the same wipe to clean my computer screen. *Make sure you use a different cleaner for the screen than you use for the frame (details below).

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Mat

I clean the carpet under the Peloton after every sweaty ride. I have the same rule for the carpet as the frame: if I see sweat, the whole thing is wiped.

Pedals

The pedals are cleaned every few months. I just make sure there is no dust in the clips and disinfect the pedals.

What to use to clean Peloton bike

Cleaning wipes

Aim for non-toxic wipes that do not contain bleach and avoid abrasive products. I like to use antibacterial wipes (like these!) that are also non-toxic since I will be touching the wipes with my hands. Word on the street is that you can also use baby wipes, which won’t erode the material of the frame, but aren’t antibacterial.

Cleaning spray

Instead of wipes, you can also use a cleaning spray, like this one. Instead of spraying directly on the Peloton, spray the towel and then wipe the bike. You can use a cleaning spray for the frame, resistance knob and accessories.

Microfiber towel

Use a soft microfiber towel that won’t rub off on the material.

Screen cleaner

Make sure you use a screen cleaner made specifically for LCD plasma or other flat screens. This is the one I use and love! I would not recommend using Windex or spraying anything directly on the screen. It can leave strange stains and smears. It’s worth getting a cleaner designed for this type of screen.

*You can use the cleaners above on the Peloton bike, treadmill or rower!

So tell me, friends: how often do you clean your workout gear?

Do you feel Peloton has lost some of its luster, or are you still a believer? I still love it as much as ever.

I hope you have a great morning and I’ll see you soon!

xoxo

Gina

More Peloton Posts:

Full Peloton bike review: is it worth the money?

How to combine Peloton with other workouts

Peloton workout plan for beginners

Peloton workout plan without the bike

Favorite Peloton instructors

How to set up your Peloton bike or any spinning bike

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