Like all stationary bikes, you have to take off the Peloton pedals from the Peloton bike and bike plus occasionally. Sometimes you just want to ride with a different set of pedals; at times, you are only following the normal routine. By the normal routine, I mean that you need to replace peloton pedals, at least once a year, as part of the maintenance program.
So, how do we remove peloton pedals and install new ones? Here is an easy step by step procedure.
Can You Change Pedals on The Peloton?
Yes, you can change the Peloton bike pedals. However, you have to consider the size of the pedals, which should be 9/16″, before changing the pedals. All Peloton brand pedals are suitable for the Peloton bike, but you have to confirm the sizing with other brands before purchasing the replacement pedals.
Does Changing The Peloton Pedals Void The Peloton Bike Warranty?
If you change the Peloton bike pedals, you will not void the Peloton bike warranty. Also, you will not lose the warranty on the pedals if you replace them with the Peloton pedals.
However, if you replace the pedals with other brand pedals, you will lose the warranty on the Peloton bike pedals. Note that the only warranty affected is the pedal warranty and not the whole bike warranty.
When Should I Replace My Peloton Pedals?
- It would help if you replaced your Peloton pedals immediately after they break because they can no longer serve their purpose.
- Peloton recommends that you change the pedals yearly. Therefore, if yours are older than one year, you can consider a change.
- If your pedals have a cranky sound even after the recommended adjustments, it may be time you consider a replacement.
- If your choice pedals are SPD or other types of clipless pedals that are not Look Delta, you can replace the pedals for your choice.
- The Peloton shoes are expensive and mostly not true to size. Therefore, you may want to take your time with the shoes. In the meantime, you can change the pedals for a convenient clipless or toe cage pedal option.
Can I Change Peloton Pedals(Delta) To Spd Pedals?
Yes, you can change the Peloton pedals to SPD pedals. Many Peloton users believe that SPD Pedals are easy to clip in and out. However, keep in mind that the pedals’ spindle will be the size of 9/16″. The SPD pedals have a spindle size of 9/16″, just as the Peloton pedals.
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What Size Is The Peloton Pedal?
Essentially, the Peloton pedals have a spindle size of 9/16″. This means that any other pedal that you intend to install on Peloton has to be of these measurements.
Luckily, most spinning bike pedals fall in this category, hence easy changing choices.
How To Change The Peloton Pedals
The good news is that you don’t need a professional to change your Peloton bike pedals. If you are confident in your DIY skills, let’s get the show on the road;
You will need the following;
- the new pair of pedals (could be Peloton, Delta, SPD or toe cage pedals)
- the 15mm wrench that comes with the bike installation box.
How to Remove Peloton Pedals
You have to keep in mind that the left and right pedals are not installed in the same way on the Peloton. The left pedal uses a reverse installation design, and this we have to consider during the pedal removal.
Anyway, let’s skip to the procedure of taking off the pedals from the peloton bike:
Step 1: Turn The Resistance to The Right!
First off, turn the resistance knob all the way to the right. This helps to prevent the pedals and the crank arms from moving during the removal and installation processes.
Step 2: Remove The Right-Side Pedal
Inserting the wrench at the pedal’s axle, take off the Peloton pedals. Next, turn the wrench counterclockwise for the Right-Side Pedal, which will loosen the pedal. If you have used the pedals for long, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the removal will be quite tough.
You can add a little more pressure to the wrench in such an instance, which should go a long way toward loosening the pedal. Once you start feeling some ease in the turning, increase the speed.
Then, you can use your active hand to remove the pedal from the crank arm completely.
Step 3: Let’s Work on The Left Pedal
As stated above, the left pedal on the peloton bike has been installed in a reverse method, which we will follow in the removal process.
So, take the wrench with you to the left side of the bike. Attach the wrench securely around the axle of the left pedal. Then, turn the wrench clockwise for the Left Side Pedal.
Like with the right pedal, apply some pressure in case of resistance. However, if the axle is completely dry, you can oil or grease it, which will soften it. This will ease the process of removing the pedal off the bike.
Then, when the pedal is loosely held to the crank arm, you can remove the wrench using your hands.
There! You now have both the pedals off the bike, ready for a change.
How to Install New Pedals on The Peloton Bike
Now, let’s get into installing the new pedals you got for your bike.
- Firstly, thread in the right pedal carefully and ensure that it is level. Then, rotate it clockwise using your arms.
- Next, use the wrench to tighten the pedal but do not overtighten it to prevent breakage.
- Secondly, thread the left pedal gently to ensure that it is level. However, this time you will rotate it counterclockwise during installation.
- Use the wrench to tighten the pedal, but only enough to provide basic resistance.
- Finally, you can try out the new pedals that you replaced on your Peloton bike.
How to change the Peloton bike pedals can be challenging, primarily since each pedal installs differently. However, with the right guidance, I always find that even the hardest of tasks become more straightforward.
So, the process is the same, whether you have new Peloton pedals or a set that changes your cycling shoes option. Just keep in mind that the pedals are interchangeable.