Peloton Bike Cleaning Tips
Are you one of the millions who got a Peloton during the pandemic? With the closure of gyms and fitness studios in 2020, many people turned to exercising at home, and a popular workout option is the Peloton stationary exercise bike. As with all exercise equipment — whether or not it’s shared — it requires regular cleaning to stay in top working condition. Plus, if you’re working up a daily sweat on your Peloton, it’s a good idea from a health perspective to wipe it down regularly. Here are some cleaning tips so you know how to clean your Peloton.
It’s more than a bike. It’s an investment.
The stereotypical story of the stationary exercise bike goes something like this: you make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, you invest hundreds or thousands of dollars into the latest and greatest version, then it ends up being the world’s most expensive clothes hanger. It stands in the corner of the room — dusty, forlorn, a guilty reminder of missed goals and misspent cash.
And then the Peloton arrived, and it was a game-changer. Maybe it was the interactivity — the feeling that you’re in a class with like-minded people, encouraging each other and sweating it out together (virtually). Maybe it was the fact that it felt that way, but if you wanted to, you could climb off your bike and reach for that open bag of chips nearby without judgment. Or maybe it was the holiday commercial that went viral.
One thing is for sure: People who love their Peloton, love their Peloton. They use them every day, sometimes multiple times a day. There are families with multiple users as well. That’s a lot of sweat on a significant investment.
Keeping the machine clean by wiping it down every day with a wet wipe like Nice ’N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipes will stop the spread of germs that could cause infection or illness.
For the metal frame of your Peloton, we recommend using Nice ’N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipes. These pre-moistened wipes use a proprietary solution to clean, deodorize, sanitize, and disinfect while being safe on hard, nonporous surfaces. Because they’re 64% larger than the leading household wipe, and made from renewable, plant-based fibers, you’ll be able to efficiently clean the frame without worrying about scratching the metal. Best of all, they’re proven to kill viruses* and bacteria** 25% faster than other leading brands (3 minutes vs. 4 minutes).
The Method: Working from the top of the bike frame down, gently wipe each section, making sure it remains wet for at least 3 minutes, then allowing it to completely air dry. Pay special attention to the handlebars, seat, resistance knob, and anywhere else that may have gotten drenched in sweat.
The bike mats, phone mounts, cleats, and other accessories available from Peloton should also be part of your après-workout wipedown, especially if you share the machine with others. Nice ’N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipes are perfect for cleaning Peloton accessories — each wipe is a great one-step cleaning and disinfecting tool that kills 99.9% of bacteria** and viruses*, including the COVID-19 virusɸ.
The Method: Most of the Peloton accessories have hard, non-porous surfaces, so using a Nice ’N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipe to carefully clean the grooves, nooks, and crannies as well as the smooth surfaces is easy. Our lemon-scented disinfecting wipes have scrubbing applicators to help you tackle a variety of cleaning challenges!
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The Peloton screen can also be cleaned with Nice ’N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipes. As a hard, nonporous surface, our wipes are safe to use on the screen and are great for cleaning and disinfecting an area that is frequently touched. If there’s any streaking, you can follow up with a dry microfiber cloth.
The Method: Be sure to always shut down the screen prior to cleaning by holding down the red button on top of the tablet. Gently wipe the screen in one direction, as well as the outside frame. Be sure to run the wipe along the inside edge of the screen as well, as sweat can accumulate in the corners after a particularly intense workout. It’s best to wipe the touchscreen off with a Nice ’N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipe after every ride.
HOT TIP: Out of Nice ’N CLEAN® Disinfecting Wipes? No problem — Nice ’N CLEAN® Baby Wipes are free of parabens, phthalates, plastic, alcohol, dyes, and chlorine, making them gentle enough to protect the surface of your Peloton bike frame, yet strong enough to clean off your sweat.
Protect your investment
Keeping your Peloton clean and sweat-free will help keep it running smoothly for many years and it just takes a few minutes after each ride to protect your investment. Wet wipes make it convenient and easy to clean your Peloton. Keep a package of disinfecting wipes next to your bike for easy access after you wrap up a workout.
You can find our disinfecting wipes at Costco warehouses nationwide.