Trying figure out Peloton bike calibration? Here’s how to calibrate a Peloton bike at home.
I mentioned before that we’ve had to have our Peloton bike serviced twice. One of those times included getting the frame fully replaced after we noticed a weird clicking sound coming from the pedal area that wasn’t related to the cleats.
In any case, we got our frame fully replaced, but when we started riding again, we noticed it felt so much harder. At 30 resistance, it felt like 50+, and every time I rode, my knees would hurt, which made me not want to ride at all. I couldn’t figure out what the hell was going on.
How To Calibrate Your Peloton Bike
I talked to my friend Ashley about it, and she sent me a calibration chart she had that gives averages based on cadence and resistance. Based on what she sent, I set my resistance to 30, and rode at a cadence of 80. With those specifications my output should have been between 58-62. At a cadence of 100, my output should have been 88-92. My output was off by more than 75!
But what the heck could I do? I’m not exactly savvy and I didn’t want to mess up my bike.
In talking with my other Peloton friend Lindsay about it, because she mentioned this also happened to her when she had her frame replaced. She said to tell Peloton on the chat feature and they would send a kit to calibrate your bike at home.
Calibrate Peloton Bike+
Naturally the first thing I did was chat with Peloton and they told me that while the bike can be calibrated with a kit, the bike+ was not the same.
Thankfully, calibrating the Peloton bike+ is actually much easier!
From your home screen, go to settings in the top right corner.
Click ‘DEVICE SETTINGS’
Click ‘HOME INSTALLATION’
You will be prompted to start your calibration and you’ll hear the mechanics of your bike moving around.
You’ll be alerted that your calibration is finished and your home screen will re-load.
That’s it! You’re all set! Honestly, I was wary. I was really concerned my bike was permanently messed up, but I got on a ride right after I did this and it made all the difference.
If you’ve been feeling like your bike is riding really heavy, or your resistance feels unusually hard, definitely consider recalibrating your bike. This is especially true if you’ve recently moved your bike, or gotten a new frame.
If you’re here and don’t own a Peloton bike yet, you can get $100 towards bike accessories using my referral code, which I can email directly to you!