Must Have Best Peloton Bike Accessories: Just Updated

I’ve updated this article on the best Peloton bike accessories to reflect people who may have purchased a Peloton to help them exercise at home.

Also, if you’ve ordered a bike and are waiting for your Peloton to arrive, this article will help you get started on the bike accessories to buy now. Finally, you’ll find a list of the best, must-have Peloton accessories.

Then, further down in this article I’ll offer more editorial on each item and links to them.

When I originally wrote this blog post on Peloton must-haves, I’d highlighted about a dozen Peloton bike accessories that have made my Peloton ownership more enjoyable.

However, after having my bike since 2016, I’m continuing to discover new ways to improve and add to how much I love my bike.

Thus this update of the best Peloton bike accessories. Some of these are Peloton products. Others are products that are compatible with Peloton.All are Peloton must haves in my book! Now, onto the original part of the post.

spin tray desk for peloton

Accessories for both Peloton bikes

So now that you have the bike, you may be wondering what the best accessories for the Peloton bike are or even just the best Peloton bike accessories overall?

I’ve put together a list of products, nay Peloton essentials, that can help you get more enjoyment from your Peloton.

This includes the best Peloton shoes and the best headphones for Peloton–in my humble opinion, that is.

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Many of these are what I’m calling Peloton accessories Amazon. That is, you can buy many of them conveniently on Amazon.

However, many of the products and add-ons that I’m recommending can be purchased elsewhere, such as on Etsy or the manufacturer’s website. Wherever possible I’ve added coupon codes to save you the most.

List of the best, must-have Peloton accessories that you need

  • Heart rate monitor 
  • Moisture-wicking cycling socks
  • Padded shorts or leggings
  • Gel bike seat cushion or cover 
  • Cycling shoes with Delta Look cleats
  • Reusable water bottle that fits the Peloton holder
  • Wireless, Bluetooth headphones
  • Yoga or exercise mat
  • Foam roller and/or handheld massage tool
  • Shelf to hold your phone
  • Hand weights or dumbbells
  • Headbands to catch sweat
  • Handlebar towels
  • Fan to keep you cool
  • Peloton screen covers

What originally came with our Peloton bike

I can tell you that when our bike first arrived in November 2016, we “upgraded” our purchase to include Peloton bike accessories.

This Peloton gear included:

Called “the works” it added $249 to our bike purchase.

best peloton exercise room accessories must haves

The works weren’t enough

While it was an OK purchase, it wasn’t enough. That’s because there were two adults using the bike. My husband and I do not wear the same size shoes so we would need at least one more pair.

Plus, our college-aged daughters would want to hop on the bike when they were home from school. So, we needed shoes they could wear, too.

Best Peloton Bike Accessories

I’ve put together a list of the best accessories for the Peloton bike. This is from someone who has been riding an original Peloton bike since 2016. Then, in 2021, we added the Bike Plus to our family.

Therefore, you can feel confident that I know what I’m talking about and will only recommend products I trust. This list of best Peloton bike accessories including Peloton clothing. That is clothing to wear while riding your Peloton bike–not necessarily clothing from the Peloton brand.

But they do have some cute stuff in the Peloton boutique! Speaking of Peloton apparel, here is my Q&A about Peloton workout clothes.

We added a Bike Plus to our family in 2021. Photo credit: Leah Ingram.

Peloton compatible heart rate monitor

While the Peloton hr monitor is perfectly adequate, with multiple people riding, no one wanted to share their heart rate monitor. Of course you need a heart rate monitor that is compatible with the Peloton.

Why do you want to wear a heart rate monitor when using the Peloton? Because if you want to get serious about training your heart, you’ll need a heart rate monitor. It’s one of those home workout equipment essentials.

Also, if you want an accurate way to track how many calories you’re burning, you need a heart rate monitor. The image below shows what my burn rate looked like while wearing an HRM and without one.

Copy of peloton heart rate monitor

Big difference, right? So when thinking about investing in Peloton equipment, put a heart rate monitor on your list.

Forget the FitBit

While your FitBit can track your heart rate, it won’t pair with the Peloton bike for heart rate training. However, it will work with your Peloton bike to track distance and calories burned.

Here is an in-depth review of the best heart rate monitor to use with Peloton.

TL;DR? I love my Scosche heart rate monitor.

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Best socks for Peloton

You wouldn’t think that you need special socks for riding your Peloton or spin class in general. You would be wrong.

One of the challenges of biking is that on long rides your feet and toes tend to fall asleep. This is due to no fault of your own, except for wearing too thick socks.

Yes, that’s right. The best socks for Peloton are those that are on the thinner side. It just means you need to cinch your shoes a little snugger so they stay on your feet.

Moisture-wicking socks are a must

Another thing that makes socks the best socks for biking? Wicking away moisture.

One of the things I’ve learned while riding my Peloton is that there are parts of me that sweat that I didn’t know could sweat. This would include the backs of my knees and the bottoms of my feet.

My favorite moisture-wicking socks

Wicking socks are a must. I have two favorite kinds of moisture-wicking sock. One Some of the best wicking socks are from Bombas. The other is from Swiftwick. I’m wearing Swiftwick socks in this picture I took with Denis Morton at PSNY.

Photo credit: PSNY.

Don’t ride without padded shorts or leggings

Unless you’ve been spinning for a long time, using the Peloton bike on a regular basis takes some getting used to. And I mean for your delicate lady parts and manly bits.

Put plainly the Peloton bike seat hurts. Let me tell you–a spin bike seat can be very unforgiving, if you know what I mean.

I have these Terry padded shorts for women. Anyway, the Terry shorts are amazing.

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A gel seat is one of the best Peloton bike accessories

After reading reviews online for the best gel seat cover for a road bike, I settled on the Domain Cycling gel seat cushion. It’s got great reviews on Amazon, too.

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Best shoes for Peloton bike

Like I said earlier, when we purchased our bike, we also purchased an accessories package. This package included one pair of Peloton bike shoes or Peloton cycling shoes.

We got them in my husband’s size. My husband has hard to fit feet. FYI, now you can buy Peloton bike shoes on Amazon.

This article offers a more in-depth look at the best Peloton shoes. It also includes information on the Peloton shoe size chart.

It’s the cleats that make the Peloton bike shoe

Another thing to consider: once you get spin shoes, it’s not the footwear itself that makes your shoes compatible with Peloton. It will be the cleats you attach to the bottom of the shoes that make them compatible with your spin bike.

So if you’re asking, “Do you need Peloton shoes?” or “Do you need special shoes for Peloton,” the answer is yes and no. Again, you need the cleats that look like these.

bottom of peloton bike shoes

Treat yourself to reusable water bottle or two

One of the nice features about the Peloton bike is it comes with two water bottle holders. That’s great when you’re taking longer rides where you’re really going to sweat. And when you sweat, you get thirsty.

Here’s what I do not love about the Peloton water bottle holders–they are really narrow. At just three-inches wide they can barely hold my regular-sized, reusable water bottles that I normally use when exercising.

Best bottles or cups for Peloton bottle holder

I’d suggest that you invest in a few stainless steel bottles that have as narrow a base as your Peloton water bottle. This will help cut down on plastic bottle waste, ensure that your water bottles stay in the bottle holder throughout your class, and keep you from having to worry about BPA in plastic bottles.

My favorite way to stay hydrated while riding my Peloton is using reusable water cups with a top and a hole for a straw. Then you don’t have to fumble with opening a top to take a drink.

Why I love Tervis Tumblers

I’ve got a few Tervis Tumblers in rotation. We use the insulated, BPA-free drinkware. Tervis also makes stainless steel cups.

Pro tip: get the 16-ounce Tervis Tumblers as they are the ones that fit into the water bottle holders, not the bigger 24-ounce size; they fall out! I also bought multi-packs of generic reusable straws that can go in the dishwasher and use with them.

Now that Peloton is selling its products on Amazon, you’ll have an easier time finding Peloton brand products. This includes water bottles that fit the bike’s bottle holder.

Swap out bottle holder

On the other hand, if you want a bottle holder that can handle wider ones, then you’ll want to swap out the bottle holder. It’s really easy to do. The folks at TruBliFit have made a bottle holder specifically for wider ones.

peloton bike accessories water bottle holder

You can buy a version for the original Peloton Bike as well as the Bike Plus. Use code LEAHINGRAM to save 15% on your purchase.

Bluetooth headphones

You definitely want to be riding your Peloton bike with a pair of Bluetooth headphones on. However, I’ve never been able to pair my AirPods with my bike. So, I’m not going to recommend them at all to use with Peloton equipment.

My favorite kind, which I use whenever I ride, is the AfterShokz Aeropex headphones. For more on the best headphones for Peloton, including answers to common questions, please read this blog post called Peloton Bluetooth headphones.

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A yoga mat and accessories are a good idea

You may think about Peloton as just a tool for spinning. But you can take Peloton classes without a bike.

Peloton offers stretching classes, weight lifting bootcamps, running instruction via the Peloton Tread and yoga content. There are also Peloton yoga classes.

Plus, I always recommend that you do a post-ride stretch after taking a cycling class. Sometimes instructors lead this standing up. Othertimes, they may suggest that you kneel down next to the bike. Since the Peloton bike mat isn’t that wide, it’s a good idea to have a yoga mat nearby.

My yoga essentials

With yoga comes the need for yoga essentials. I’ve had great luck with the Gaiam yoga mats.

Sure, they might be a bit pricey but they hold up beautifully. And they come in gorgeous colors. I had to work hard to keep my younger daughter from stealing my purple Gaiam yoga mat and taking it back to college with her.

In addition to a yoga mat, you should also invest in the following:

  • a strap and yoga blocks
  • gripper socks, if you don’t like doing yoga barefoot

Get yourself a foam roller and/or a handheld massage tool

A foam roller is like a big thick pool noodle, but harder. I love that this Gaiam foam roller has exercises and how to use the foam roller instructions built right into it! You have to check it out.

For my birthday last year, my husband bought me a Hypervolt GO handheld massager. It is battery operated and is a percussive tool that basically beats sore muscles into submission. I’ve been using it religiously along with my foam roller.

Here is my Hypervolt GO massager review.

Phone holder for your spin bike

So many people have landed on this blog post looking for a Peloton phone mount or holder, or a Peloton iPhone holder. I found them on Etsy.

They say these phone holders can handle every size of smartphone, both Apple and Android. Note: these are phone holders for indoor spin bikes only. They are not designed to hold a phone when you ride a bike or motorcycle outside.

Headbands are a great idea while riding

You are going to sweat buckets when riding your Peloton. You know you’re getting a great workout.

Therefore, I’ve found that regardless of how you wear your hair, having a headband on during your ride is a must. You can wear it at your hairline or across your forehead to catch the sweat.

Sweaty Bands headbands

Finally, many readers have asked where they could find the sparkly headbands that instructor Christine D’Ercole wears. The brand is called Sweaty Bands.

Sweaty Bands offers a no-slip headband that you can buy on Amazon.

You’ll notice that Christine sometimes matches the headbands to the outfits she wears in class. I particularly like the royal blue sparkling headbands.

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Handlebar towel

Mostly, I’ve used actual towels that hang off of your bike’s handlebars or lay over them. Then, I discovered one that goes around the handlebars.

It’s called the Gus Grip, and it’s great.

One, it allows me to keep my hands on the bars without the towel slipping. Two, it’s absorbent. And, three, it stretches to fit handlebars on the original Peloton bike as well as the Bike Plus.

Best of all, if you use coupon code LEAH10, you’ll save 10%. Finally, if you’re looking to support a women-owned business or brand, Gus Grip fits the bill.

Gus Grip makes a handle cover for the Peloton rower; I’ve included it in this roundup of the best Peloton Row accessories.

Sweat guard for your bike

Look for a sweat guard for your bike? You’ll want a special towel to put on your bike and underneath it. One company making these products is called Velotowel.

Velotowel makes a frame wrap to protect your bike from sweat. Also, Velotowel makes a triangle-shaped towel for underneath your bike to protect your floor or mat, and to make clean up easier. Just toss in the laundry after your workout.

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Fan for Peloton bike

You’re going to want a fan for your Peloton. Plain and simple. Because when you’re riding your Peloton bike, you will be sweating. A lot.

Many of the Peloton fans on Reddit swear by the Vornado Pedestal fan. They say it keeps them cool while riding, even during HIIT, Tabata and Power Zone rides. Obviously, if your workout room includes a ceiling fan, you’re good to go.

But if you find yourself needing a way to cool down even more, this Vornado fan seems to be the best fan for the Peloton bike user.

On the other hand, if you want a fan that mounts on your bike, check out this cutie below. Use code LEAHINGRAM to save 15%.

SpinTray for Peloton

The SpinTray for Peloton a custom-cut piece of acrylic that slips over the Peloton handlebars. It’s got a little “stick” to it (but not like flypaper) so your laptop doesn’t slide off.

This is a great option when you want to use your Peloton for a “Just Ride” while checking email or working on your computer. Use code LEAH10 to save 10%.

Peloton weights

You can use Peloton weights on and off the bike. For example, the little weights are for arms and light weights classes done on the bike.

On the other hand, the square dumbbells are for floor classes for weight lifting, such as those on the Hardcore on the Floor calendar. All are available on Amazon.

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02/19/2024 12:59 am GMT

Peloton mat

It’s a good idea to put a mat under your bike. The mat helps to catch sweat and protect your floors. You can find Peloton bike mats on Amazon.

Peloton Inspired Workout Planner PDF

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Hize Hoods improve your posture

If you’re not part of the shortie tribe but want to improve your posture on the bike, here’s another option. Check out the these Hize Hood handlebar extenders.

They go on your handlebars so that riding the Peloton is a lot like riding an outdoor bike. You know, where you put your hands on the brakes on your bike that goes somewhere.

Hize Hood handlebar extender

Here is how the website describes it:

“Cyclists spend upwards of 90% of their time riding on the hoods on their bikes so why not offer the same experience indoors.

The HIZE hoods were designed from the shape of a conventional brake hood cover on road bikes to offer a riding position that is more efficient, familiar, and easier on the wrists, neck, and lower back.”

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Peloton bike cover

Recently, a reader wrote and asked about finding a cover for his Peloton bike. Here’s what he told me:

“We recently got a puppy who is a bit too interested in our bike. We’d like to keep it covered to avoid any issues.”

So, I recommended these bike covers that you can get on Amazon. They’re made for storing bikes outdoors, but they could easily work indoors, too.

Peloton screen cover

Speaking of Peloton covers, you may be interested in a screen cover. That is, something to go over your Peloton tablet, monitor or screen when you’re not using it.

This Neoprene cover (that’s scuba material) will protect your screen and keep it dust free when you’re not using your bike. Use code LEAHINGRAM to save 15% on your purchase.

Here is how you spell Peloton

The actual definition of peloton is a group of riders.

When you think about it, it was brilliant of the company to call itself Peloton.

However, some people may not know how to spell Peloton.

Here are the spellings I’ve seen:

  • peleton
  • pelaton
  • peliton
  • pelton
  • pelatron
  • pentalon
  • pendleton

Just so you know it is P-E-L-O-T-O-N.

A few final thoughts on the best Peloton bike accessories 

I hope these tips on the best accessories for Peloton bikes have been helpful. If I can answer any questions about the Peloton bike app, the best Peloton instructors, how to do Peloton On Demand rides, or anything else, please post a comment here.

Again, I’ve created a special shopping list on Amazon of my favorite Peloton bike accessories.

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61 Comments

  1. Any recommendations for a Peloton cover? We recently got a puppy who is a bit too interested in our bike. We’d like to keep it covered to avoid any issues. Thanks!

  2. Great article Leah! Some more comments from me now that I’ve followed some of your suggestions, and found a few of my own
    – cycling gloves – I now use an old pair instead of a towel over the bars
    – mini-fan – perched on the handlebars (gorrillapod-style arms wrapping around the bars), pointed up at my face. USB rechargeable

    If anyone wants to save themselves $100 off the accessories – here’s my code:
    NXXEU8

  3. Great article! I wish I would have read it before buying my peloton. I did have some issues with the peloton heart monitor, did anyone else? Need to call peloton about that. I know their customer service is good. Just wondering bc I replaced the battery and it still doesn’t work. I mean does it have a off button?! Lol

    Anyway if you want some FUN gear here is a coupon code for $100 off
    2NXQW4

  4. Great article. As someone who has just received the bike I found this really useful. If anyone wants to save themselves $100 off the accessories – and you now know which ones to get – here’s my code:
    NXXEU8

  5. Do you have a new discount code for the Scorsche HR monitor? The one in the article doesn’t seem to work anymore. Thanks!

  6. Great article, already purchased some of your recommendations! If anyone needs a referral code UZUTH5.

    Thanks

    Gus

  7. Thanks! I am brand new and just getting started. I found this extremely helpful. For anyone looking for a referral code that works, here’s mine for $100 off. Happy riding!

  8. Hi, I was trying to click on some of your links for Pelospin3d and the Spin tray but it doesn’t seem to work. Love your compilations of the accessories so thank you!

  9. Agree with the accessories. Great article! For $100 off your peloton accessories, use code 4Z2WZB!

  10. Some great things here to add to your peloton experience!

    For those who are still looking for a code: MQ77QM

  11. Thank you Leah for such amazing insights and ideas for the Peloton. It has had such a transformation on me both physically and mentally since I bought the bike 2 months ago. I’ve listed my referral code here which Is good for $100 off of peloton accessories with a new Peloton purchase. FH9WYH

    Thats like a free pair of spin shoes!

  12. If you need a referral code use SNRHSR for $100 off your Peloton accessories purchase! Enjoy 🙂

  13. Great article! I was trying to find out where to buy new pedals, one of my pedals fell off, after doing a little bit of research I learned how to put it back on (Peloton has good videos on the app you can reference) and it said for maintenance you should replace your pedals annually. I’m not sure if I need new pedals yet (coming up on 2 year anniversary) but wanted to check cost. I will use your amazon link to check. I would like to offer my referral code if anyone would like to use YBP5GS, would love a discount at the Peloton boutique! 😉

    Lilith

    1. Have you reached out to Peloton to see if they will replace the pedal? We’re going on close to four years with our bike. One pedal broke right after we got it but no problems since then.

      Thanks for the positive feedback.

      Leah

  14. Thanks for the article. I am thinking about buying a Peloton but want my kids to be able to use it when they are home. Since it would be occasional, would you recommend the toe cages for them? My husband & I would buy the clip-in shoes. What do your kids do? Do the toe cages just clip in like the shoe so it would be easy to go back and forth?

      1. Oops that was meant for the comment below. We used the toe cages so that when our daughters were home from college–they are older–they could just slip their shoes into the cages to ride. Hope that helps.

  15. Hi there! A great list!
    The fan, I think, is one of the key items to buy (once you have shoes and a water bottle!)
    The one I bought has a remote control, and three speeds. This is particularly good as when I get on the bike, and it’s cool, I don’t need a fan on me at all, or else I’ll get cold. After 10 minutes or so I can turn it on, and if it’s warm outside, get it on a fast speed quickly.
    Keep up the Peloton Tips!
    Dave, UK

  16. Schwinn Triple Link pedals are another alternative to the Venzo ones… They also come with cages that snap into the Delta side. Works for us because some members of the family don’t like clipping in. Great list by the way! If anyone is looking for a referral code here is mine as well! 47TMMT

  17. Hi how true to size are the peloton shoes? I have been using the app for years but have just got a bike and now need to get the shoes as my current spin shoes don’t take the delta cleats. I am usually a 9 1/2
    Many thanks

    1. My husband ended up using the Peloton shoes that came with the bike and they were true to his size, and he has big wide feet. Hope that helps! Thanks for posting your comment and enjoy your bike!

    2. I’m a size 7 women’s in pretty much everything (Asics, Brooks…) The peloton shoes size 7 was perfect for me. My husband is a size 10.5- 11 depending on shoe size and he went with the size 11 and they fit perfect as well. Our Peloton bike was literally the best purchase we have made. Our referral code is 3RB9AE

  18. Great article! I read it before getting my bike 3 weeks ago. Definitely might invest in some of those accessories in the future! If anyone else needs a referral code, here’s mine EZFUM5

  19. Love this post! Any chance you could put my referral code on here since yours wont work until 2021 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m sure other people would love to still get a code!! mine is YT3YHK! you can take it down when yours works again! 🙂 🙂

  20. I recently got my bike and didn’t have any of the items you listed for seat comfort. Needless to say, thanks for your insight. I will be purchasing the gel seat, leggings, shorts, etc, etc. They are much needed for me to ride as often as I would like. Thanks for sharing!

  21. I’m glad I found this blog! I’m anxiously awaiting the delivery of my Peloton and loved the tips you’ve shared! I have no clue what I’m doing, however after reading all of tips, I feel a little more informed!

    1. Becky:

      Welcome to the family. You’ll love your Peloton. In the meantime you should head over to Facebook and find the different Peloton “tribes.” They have them based on instructor, based on age range, based on where you live, based on hobbies, and more. Again, you’re going to love it and welcome. Glad you found the post helpful!

      Leah

  22. I designed an accessory item to help improve the ride posture on a Peloton. The HIZE hoods re faux brake hood covers that easily attach to the bullhorn bars while allowing for a more optimal hand/wrist/elbow setup.

    Check them out at hizeman.com

  23. Look delta pedals also a good option for peloton if you use proper cleats. But SPD compatible pedals always the best option for spin bikes.

  24. I read through all your Peloton suggestions and love everything. Yesterday I ordered my bike as my 50th Bday gift and all set to arrive in 2 days, I didn’t buy any other accessories except for one pair of sneakers to offset the $100 referral code. Everything else was purchased through amazon. So excited to get started, thanks again for all the tidbits.

  25. This is a great list, but you need to make a correction. For those of us who already own SPD cleats, the solution is not to buy another pair of shoes, just purchase a cheap set of pedals(!) that match the cleats. I had a pair and it was super easy to change out the pedals on the Peloton.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing that tip. I didn’t not know that. I will surely update my article to reflect this new information. Thanks again!

      Leah

    1. Hi Leah,
      Thank you for all those tips. I just ordered my Peloton, I am so excited I’ve already started buying a few of the accessories on your list. Here’s my referral code for anyone who would like to get the bike before 2021 and take advantage of the $100 off in accessories: HFBE7Z.

  26. Try a Prana yoga mat! They’re wonderful and I never slip on them! I prefer doing yoga barefoot, and a non-slip mat is a must for me! 🙂