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Disclaimer – Proceed with the instructions below at your own risk. Do not proceed without first reading the following two blog posts; Peloton – Bicycle Calibration FAQ and Peloton – Why Bike Calibration Matters
1. Make sure you have the white parts shown below; they should have been given to you when your bike was delivered. In addition you will need a hex wrench and a Phillips screw driver.
2. You need to remove the water bottle holder and sweat guard; there are 4 hex screws and 4 Phillip screws to remove. If you were sitting on the bike; on the left side you will remove one Phillips screw and two hex screws (blue and yellow arrows). On the right side of the bike, you will move the same screws, blue (hex) and yellow (Phillips) in addition to two Phillips screws shown by the green arrow.
3. Login into your bike. While viewing the screen that shows you upcoming live / recorded rides, you will see a 3 dot icon in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. Tap the icon.
4. A screen while pop up looking like the photo below, tap the About text.
5. A screen will pop up looking like the photo below. In the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up windows, rapidly tap the corner between 10 to 20 times until the windows in step #6 appears.
6. When the window below appears, tap “Get Started”.
7. Turn Resistance knob all the way to the left, then tap “Calibrate”. Once you see minimum resistance calibration, please tap “Calibrate Maximum Resistance.”
8. Turn the resistance knob all the way to the right, then press “Calibrate”. Once you see maximum resistance calibrated, tap “Done.”
9. Turn the resistance knob all the way to the left then press “Next.”
10. Place the calibration tool (wedge) between the 2nd and 3rd magnets on the flywheel. The 2nd and 3rd magnets are the two closest to the seat. Turn the resistance knob to the right until the wedge is secure but can still be removed with a little resistance. Picture on the right is where the spacer should be for adjustment.
11. Remove the calibration tool (wedge) and store it away.
12. Move to the resistance knob and note that the black post below the knob actually can move up into the orange handle. Make sure to move this black post protector up into the handle and then insert the resistance disks, pictured below.
13. The two items below are used on the resistance knob. For simplicity; the item on the top is named Resistance Disk #1 and the item on the bottom is named Resistance Disk #2. To help further, on Resistance Disk #1, color the left right ridge black with a black marker, it will help as you keep track of each quarter turn of the resistance knob in the instructions below.
14. First put insert Resistance Disk #2 and spin it until it seats itself and no longer spins freely. Second, insert Resistance Disk #1 and align the quarter ridge that you marked black with a quarter ridge on Resistance Disk #2 [WHILE ALIGNING THE RIDGES, MAKE SURE TO HOLD THE RESISTANCE KNOB STEADY, DO NOT ALLOW IT TO TURN WHILE YOU ARE ALIGNING THE RIDGE.]
15. Tap “Next” on the screen to begin the calibration.
16. Press “Set” then begin ¼ turn to the right, and Press “Set”. Having one of the ridges marked with a black marker makes it easier for you to see each quarter turn with accuracy. Continue with this for the rest of the rotations the screen asks you for, approximately 31 and finish the screen prompts.
17. Return to the main menu pressing the 3 dots as you did in step #3 and ten tap “Device Settings”
18. Then tap on “Apps” and then tap on “Peloton” and then tap on “Storage”.
19. Tap on “Clear Cache” then tap on “Clear Data” and then press the “Peloton” icon at the bottom to go back to the home screen.
20. Once back at the home screen, turn off the screen by pressing the orange button at the top and unplug the bike from the back and this should cycle the new calibration. You will need to login into your account with your password.
21. Replace the water bottle holder and sweat guard.
If you have any questions please let me know.