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How loud is the Peloton Tread? Can I have the Peloton Tread upstairs or on the 2nd floor?

Ever wonder how loud the Peloton Tread is? Or wonder if it is suitable to install a Peloton Tread upstairs? The concern for most people is if they can hear the Peloton Tread downstairs while someone is using it. The short answer is – most people wouldn’t recommend having it upstairs if you have another choice.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of factors that go into this. First off is your Peloton Tread itself. Due to some manufacturing issues, several early users of the Peloton tread have problems with their base and need them replaced. One of the common issues is people report it is loud – some compare it to a jet engine. Others say while it is loud, it’s not louder than expected. If you are playing music through the built in speakers, and not through any bluetooth headphones, it’s possible the sound of the music would mask the treadmill itself – at least in the room you are in. That would not help with the noise underneath the tread. Here are a few quotes of users who have experience with the Tread being upstairs. Several people report hearing noise, but nothing too crazy:

Our bedroom is underneath the room the tread is in. My husband said it sounds like the furnace kicking on….Doesn’t shake the house~

We have ours upstairs and we don’t think it’s unnecessarily loud or shaking in the room below. No more so than our old tread.

Others have strong opinions about the noise:

We have ours upstairs and the room directly downstairs (our sons playroom) definitely can feel it. We didn’t have any other options so we make it work but if you can I would keep it downstairs.

We put ours upstairs. When you are downstairs it sounds like someone is rolling a bowling ball across the floor continuously. Haven’t noticed shaking though

I have mineup stairs and it rumbles for sure. We have some old windows that rattled a little bit so I added the tractor supply mat underneath and that made a huge difference. I didn’t have a first floor option so it wasn’t going anywhere else.

Put it down stairs if you can…mine is upstairs and it’s just so heavy the floor bounces.

The other biggest factor is the build of your house – including the height of the ceiling, construction of the floor and roof, and other factors. Generally speaking, if it is installed on anything other than concrete flooring, you will have some rumbling and noise. While it isn’t always recommended by Peloton, some people have had success using thick mats (like horse stall mats) underneath the Tread to dampen some of the noise and vibration.

So if you have some people saying that its sounds like a jet engine, and others saying they are able to use it while their baby sleeps in the next room – how do you know if it is right for you? If you have the bike, use that as your baseline. 99% of people report that the Tread is louder and nosier than the bike. Beyond that, you might just have to try it. And if you have the choice between having it on the ground floor and upstairs, if you are concerned about acoustics or noise, go with the ground floor!

Chris L
Chris is the founder of Pelo Buddy. He purchased his Peloton in 2018, and has been riding and running ever since. You can find him on the leaderboard at #PeloBuddy.

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