How To Clean Your Bike

Sharing the details on how to clean yourbike, and keeping it feeling fresh and new, even with tons of use.

Hi friends! How’s the morning? I hope you had a happy and lovely post-Thanksgiving weekend. We did some more decorating (the yard is done!), got our tree (after years with a fake tree, we converted to team Real Tree a few years ago and I’m a huge 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 while 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 a cardio workout at home (even when the kids are home!), and I love that I don’t have to waste time commuting. It’s my go-to for super busy days when I still want to get in some movement.

How To Clean Your Bike

Soap / general cleaner: Use diluted dishwashing soap or preformulated bike wash cleaner for frame cleaning. Degreaser: A bike-specific degreaser (avoid kerosene or turpentine) will clean up gummy parts like your bike chain. Choose a solvent that is easy on the environment (and you). Dispose of all solvents properly

I like to keep things clean in 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 can look unappealing, it can also eventually affect the function of the equipment. (Learned this from years of working at gyms and studios.) Cleaning your Peloton bike regularly can help avoid unwanted odor and damage, BUT you can also damage your Peloton bike by improper cleaning. You definitely want to preserve the screen and make sure it continues to work!

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

How To Clean Your Peloton Bike

Peloton frame

I clean my Peloton frame and resistance knob after each sweaty ride. If there are sweat spots anywhere, the whole thing gets wiped down. If I’m leisurely pedaling along and listening to music (using it as an active recovery day), I don’t wipe it down. The best time to clean the frame is directly after your ride, because then you’ll always remember to do it.

Peloton accessories

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


I’ll clean the screen once every few weeks. It doesn’t tend to get sweaty or many 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 do for the frame (details below).


I clean the mat under the Peloton after every sweaty ride. I have the same rule for the mat as the frame: if I see sweat, the whole things gets wiped down.


The pedals get cleaned every couple of months. I just make sure there isn’t dust in the clips and disinfect the pedals.

What To Use To Clean Peloton Bike

Cleaning wipes

Aim for nontoxic wipes that don’t contain bleach and avoid abrasive products. I like to use antibacterial wipes (like these ones!) that are also nontoxic, since I’ll be touching the wipes with my hands. Word on the street is that you can use baby wipes, too, 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 onto 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 wear away at the materials.

Screen cleaner

Make sure you use a screen cleaner that is specifically-made LCD plasma or other flatscreens. This is the one I use and love! I wouldn’t recommend using Windex or spraying anything directly on the screen. It can leave weird stains and smears. It’s worth it to get a cleaner that’s designed for this type of screen.

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

So tell me, friends: how often you do clean your exercise equipment?

Do you feel like Peloton has lost its shine a bit, or are you still a believer? I still love it just as much as ever.

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