How do I fix a clicking noise my Peloton Bike / pedal / cleat is making?

See also: How do I stop my Peloton pedals from making a clicking noise?
Or: There is a random clicking noise from my Peloton bike. Help?

First off, your bike should not be making random clicking noises. However, there are a few quick trouble shooting steps you can try before you have to reach out to Peloton support for next tier support.

The first thing to try when a random clicking noise is coming from the pedal area is to make sure your cleats are tight in your bike shoes. Get the screwdriver out and make sure they are completely tight.

The next area to look at is your pedals – specifically the part where the the cleat clips into the pedals. These sometimes have adjustments or screws that can come loose. Take care that, unless you intended to, you are not adjusting the float setting that would allow more flexibility of your cleats in the pedal.

Finally, if your bike isn’t 100% level, the clicking noise could be from one of the feet of the Peloton bike slightly tapping up and down on the floor (this would be more noticeable if your bike was not on carpet). Be sure all feet are level. You can also check the lock nuts on the feet as well, and make sure those aren’t loose and tapping on things.

One reader reported a rarer problem: the clicking noise on their bike was caused by a crank arm alignment issue – “Peloton diagnosed the problem right away as an issue with the bike’s crank arm alignment (a short video was provided). A technician is coming out this week to replace it”

If you’ve had a random clicking noise from your Peloton bike, and it was fixed by a different solution, let us know so we can provide trouble shooting tips on it for others!

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Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis is the creator & founder of Pelo Buddy. He purchased his Peloton in 2018, and uses all the different devices: Peloton Bike, Tread, Row, and Guide. He has been involved in the fitness industry for more than a decade - previously co-founding the websites Mud Run Guide & Ninja Guide. You can find him on the leaderboard at #PeloBuddy.


  • Jessica Leong says:

    Hi Chris,
    I noticed a clicking noise on my right pedal after only having the bike for less than a month. I found your article online and tightened the cleat and the float setting. Unfortunately, it continued to make the same sound after adjustments. Peloton diagnosed the problem right away as an issue with the bike’s crank arm alignment (a short video was provided). A technician is coming out this week to replace it.

    I really appreciate your site and all the useful information it provides, especially to new riders.

    Thank you,


  • Cal Taylor says:

    Our bike has a clicking sound coming from the bottom bracket. It sounds almost like when you put cards in the spokes of your bike as a kid. Not quite as loud, but similar. We bought the bike a year ago and it started last summer. It is most noticeable at low RPM’s. We’ve reached out to Peloton and are waiting to hear back. Any ideas?

  • Phebe says:

    I have the same issue on the right side. I first thought it was the shoes or the clips. But it wasn’t. I sent a video to peloton and was told I need to have right crank arm repaired. Crank arm and crank arm bolts are shipped and waiting for the service to be scheduled. Peloton told me I could still ride the bike while waiting for it to be repaired.

  • Simon Bowler says:

    Same problem on the bike+, seems to be unfortunately common. And Peloton can’t come to fix it due to only operating threshold repairs (vs my bike on the top floor!) – anyone know any interim solutions / how to replace or repair a crank arm?

  • JZ says:

    I just had this clicking issue as well, on both pedals, after only one week… So far tighetening my cleats as well as making sure the pedal is tightened at its connection to the crank arm has eliminated the clicking.

  • Erica says:

    I’ve had my Peloton for about two weeks and noticed a clicking sound coming from possibly the left side (or at least when I push down on my left pedal) when I am in the standing/third? position. Cleats are tight, will check pedals next. Hopefully that works. Otherwise, I would be disappointed if there are issues this early on… will update the final solution.

  • Briana mckiddy says:

    This is my current problem, clicking on the left foot, downward stroke when out of the saddle. Peloton has told me to check the footings, will see if that fixes it.

  • Thomas says:

    Have had these exact same issues and have only had the bike for a month. Tried all the suggested fixes to no avail and have submitted a case to Peleton – no response yet. I’m sure the recall on their treadmill isn’t helping service times right now. Fairly expensive piece of equipment to already be having these issues.

  • Andy says:

    I have the same issue on left side when I stand. Have checked cleats and tightened all adjustments but still clicks and drives me crazy. Any suggestions? Does not click when sitting

  • Lisa Alexander says:

    What did you find out. I have the sam issue.

  • Brenda says:

    I just had the same issue and started a chat with them on their app, it took like 10 minutes. I sent them a video and they scheduled a repair tech to come next Wednesday. They think its a broken bottom bracket on my left pedal.

  • Lars says:

    Same issue here. Unfortunately I bought a second hand bike and Peloton refuse to fix it. Any idea what might fix. Thanks for any hints

  • Philip says:

    I read somewhere that (after doing all your notes above to tighten up the shoes and pedals) spray a little wd-40 on the areas where the plastic shoe connectors grab the bike pedals. Be sure to wipe off any extra! You don’t want to go ice skating. The WD40 will stop the rubbing between the shoe and pedals, which can sound like a clicking sound especially when standing and pedaling.

  • Meagan says:

    I contacted Peloton after reading this and the comments. I shared a video and I was told that the Bottom Bracket on my bike needed repair and they recommended a Frame Swap. They’re scheduled to do that in 10 days. Thanks for your help!

  • David says:

    Hi all,

    A little late to the party but I can share some definitive info on the mysterious clicking sound. While the pedal clips or an uneven floor can be sources of a clicking sounds as described in the article above, the trickier problem to diagnose is the bottom bracket issue.

    This bracket is a sealed ball bering hub for the pedal cranks, and is held in place from both sides. All the pieces of this assembly, including the pedals, have to be very tight. What appears to be happening on the newer bikes is that when they ship, or in transit, things become a little loose. Then with a short period of use, the center hub become loose enough to allow for some wiggle room. And this is what makes the clicking sound each time you revolve the pedals. You can check for this by kneeling down next to your bike and grabbing both pedals. Then try to push and pull them toward and away from the middle of the bike frame, perpendicular to the direction you pedal. If they wiggle in and out at all, then you have a loose bracket that need tightening.

    Over time, this play in the bracket might damage the hub, but it’s a pretty sturdy piece of hardware so if tended to promptly, you should be okay.

    Fixing this issue does require a few special bike shop tools. So if you’re still under warranty, it’s probably best to let a Peloton pro do it. But if you’re out of warranty, and would feel comfortable replacing the pedals and hub on a regular bicycle, you can probably find some videos on line and try it yourself. The biggest hurdle will likely be the specific tools you will need to buy or borrow from your local bike shop.

    Hope this is helpful.


  • V says:

    I just got my peloton a week ago and it’s also squeaky I checked all the screws and I just tightened the pedals .. “they were a little loose”as much as I could! I hope it goes away after that! I will do an update👍

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