Aside from technological advancements of exercise equipment, the other most researched factor is the weight limits of the equipment. Most consumers purchasing a Peloton treadmill or bike are trying to lose weight or be healthy; one must ensure the equipment can maintain us for safety reasons.
The Peloton Bike has a weight maximum of 297 lbs, while the Peloton Tread has a maximum of 300 lbs. The company statement is as follows “has been tested for users between 4’11” and 6’4” in height and between 105 and 300 lb in weight.”
What does this weight limit mean for the consumer greater than the tested weight recommendation? Is the Peloton only created for the small and average-sized consumers? What does this weight limit mean for the warranty if over in size? Continue reading to dive in deeper.
Peloton bikes starting price is $1,495 and offers a 30 day in-home trial period. Still, even with a trial, that is a hefty price tag for a workout machine with a weight limit of 297 pounds. What if your weight is right on the weight limit or slightly over? Is it still safe to use? Is it worth the money?
The company claims that the Peloton bike is excellent for cardio and strength training, providing many classes to give you the overall perfect full-body workout.
Both the Peloton Bike and the Bike+ require users to be an age minimum of 14 years old, have user height recommendations of between 4’11” and 6’4”, and have a weight limit of up to 297 pounds.
If you use the Peloton bike and are over the maximum recommended size and weight range, then you will be:
A. Void of any potential warranty – due to the bike not being tested or recommended for users surpassing the weight recommendations.
B. Personally liable for any injury that could occur from using the bike at a size larger than recommended.
This does not mean that you will break the bike or get hurt if you use it at a large size; it simply means it is not recommended to do so due to not being tested for a more considerable weight variance.
Hopefully, newer models will increase their weight and size ranges to better associate the price tag.
Peloton Treads are excellent home gym additions as they state to have “a class for every day, a workout for every muscle.” If you can add a Tread and a Bike to your home gym, your could quickly switch up your workout routine daily and not need any other gym equipment to help get you in the shape of your life.
Peloton Treads’ starting price is $2,495 and offers monthly payment plans of $59 monthly. With speeds up to 12.5 mph and inclines up to 12.5% grade, you can surely get marathon ready in the comfort of your home.
The Tread does have a weight limit of 300 pounds, slightly higher than its bike sibling maxing out at 297 pounds. Similar to the bike, there are also age and height requirements; the age minimum for the Tread is 16 years, and the height range is 4’11” to 6’4”.
When you walk into a gym setting and see the numerous bikes and treadmills available, you don’t ponder the maximum weight of the machinery. Typically, users assume the equipment can withstand their size because otherwise, it should not be there.
However, when adding equipment to your home gym, it is better to be a bit more conscientious of the size recommendations since the machines should be catered to you personally. If you are over 300 lbs, then Peloton manufactured treadmills and bikes may not be the best choices for you.
However, can you still use them over the recommended weight and height limits? Technically, yes. Would you be voiding the warranty and liable for your safety on the machinery in doing so, also yes.
Many users buy the Peloton equipment for the name brand with or without size limitations in mind. Bodybuilders, the overweight, yogis, weight lifters, and every other person in the world looking to get or stay healthy and fit want equipment that can help them get the job done, and Peloton is what is often thought of when treadmills and bikes come into play.
Peloton does an excellent job and is an industry leader in creating workout equipment that is not only effective but technologically advanced enough to make it fun to use. If you are over or under the height, age, or weight recommendations for the Tread, Bike, or Bike+, just be careful and know the risk.