The first question I had when I got my Peloton bike was - how do I keep this thing clean? When I'd do in-person gym classes like Orangetheory they'd always hand me a wipe at the end of the class to wipe down the equipment but I really never paid any attention to exactly what type of wipe they were using.
I was a little surprised when I got my bike the delivery team really didn't explain how to clean my bike or what products to use either (and hey Peloton- this would be a good opportunity to sell some cleaner or wipes!). So I searched online and asked around in Facebook groups and ultimately found the best way to clean the equipment.
In this blog post, I'll share with you the best way to clean your Peloton bike or tread and what products I've found to be the best.
How to Clean the Peloton Bike and Tread
After every class, I make sure to wipe down my bike frame with a towel with a little water (this can also be done with the treadmill). Once a week - or more, if I've done a super sweaty ride - I'll wipe the entire bike frame down with a Clorox wipe. I later found out this was what they were using in my Orangetheory studio and this has worked out really well.
The trick to cleaning a Peloton bike is not to use something abrasive that will damage the bike, and make sure you're only using the Clorox wipes on the frame part - we'll get to how to clean the monitor next.
In the Peloton showrooms, I learned they use a product called Wise to clean the bike (similar to this one on Amazon) and use a microfiber cloth to wipe it down. I'm hesitant to use this at home because it seems like it's just a stainless steel cleaner and I'm not sure how well it'd actually work on a sweaty bike or tread - after all, the showroom bikes aren't exactly getting used as intensely like your bike at home is.
How to Clean the Peloton Monitor
The best thing I've found to clean the Peloton monitor are these Windex Electronics Wipes. One wipe is more than enough to clean the entire screen, and they don't leave the screen with any residue or streaks. I've been using them since I first got my bike and the screen still looks brand new.
I'll usually do this step once a week, but if I have a super sweaty workout (like an intense power zone ride) then I'll do it more often.
In the Peloton showroom, they use regular Windex to wipe the screen and a microfiber cloth. I'm always hesitant to use regular Windex on electronics so I prefer to use the Electronics specific wipes instead.
Supplies Needed to Clean a Peloton Bike and Tread
Here are the supplies I recommend to use to clean your Peloton Bike and Treadmill:
With a proper cleaning schedule and maintenance, your Peloton bike and treadmill will last a long time! I hope these tips help and if you have another way you like to clean your bike or tread, I'd love to hear it in the comments below!
- Windex Electronics Wipes
- Microfiber Cloth
- Clorox Wipe
AFTER EVERY RIDE
After every ride, use a little water and a microfiber cloth to wipe down the frame and seat of the bike or the frame of the treadmill.
- Dry with microfiber cloth
ONCE A WEEK/AFTER SUPER SWEATY RIDES
Use a clorox wipe to wipe down the frame and seat of the bike or treadmill.
- Once the frame and seat are wiped down, use a Windex Electronics wipe to wipe down the monitor.