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I am 5"2 and my reach for the handlebar is approx. 1" short.... Is there any handlebar extension available to use on the peloton that anyone can suggest.... I cannot be the only person with this problem....
 

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Hi. I've seen posts about this before so you're definitely not the only person with this issue. One problem with the Peloton bike in my opinion is that it's not as adjustable as it should be. I'm 6' tall and I have the handlebars as high as possible and the seat as far forward as possible so I'd imagine it would also be a problem for tall people.

A few suggestions:
  • The most obvious is to move the bike seat all the way forward which you've probably already done
  • The next thing would be to slightly loosen the bolts under the seat and move the bike seat as far forward on the rails as possible. If you haven't done this already this may get you an extra half inch to 1 inch more forward. Make sure not to loosen them too much as it's a bit of a pain if the parts come apart. You'll need a 13MM or 14MM wrench for this. Make sure to tighten the bolts well when you're done and make sure the seat is straight as it can shift left to right (not sure why) when it's loose.
  • Some people have tried using pool noodles on the handlebars - a bit of a hack but works for some.
  • There are some aftermarket options out there although I don't have experience with them. This is one that would work although I'm not sure if's available yet. Using it may also void your warranty if you have one.
  • There is a facebook group for shorter riders and I'm sure this has been discussed at great length so if you're on facebook you could join and look through the comments there.
Good luck! Please let us know if any of these suggestions helped!

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wow...great idea..... I cannot wait to try this idea...... ...will keep you posted.....
 

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Hi. I've seen posts about this before so you're definitely not the only person with this issue. One problem with the Peloton bike in my opinion is that it's not as adjustable as it should be. I'm 6' tall and I have the handlebars as high as possible and the seat as far forward as possible so I'd imagine it would also be a problem for tall people.

A few suggestions:
  • The most obvious is to move the bike seat all the way forward which you've probably already done
  • The next thing would be to slightly loosen the bolts under the seat and move the bike seat as far forward on the rails as possible. If you haven't done this already this may get you an extra half inch to 1 inch more forward. Make sure not to loosen them too much as it's a bit of a pain if the parts come apart. You'll need a 13MM or 14MM wrench for this. Make sure to tighten the bolts well when you're done and make sure the seat is straight as it can shift left to right (not sure why) when it's loose.
  • Some people have tried using pool noodles on the handlebars - a bit of a hack but works for some.
  • There are some aftermarket options out there although I don't have experience with them. This is one that would work although I'm not sure if's available yet. Using it may also void your warranty if you have one.
  • There is a facebook group for shorter riders and I'm sure this has been discussed at great length so if you're on facebook you could join and look through the comments there.
Good luck! Please let us know if any of these suggestions helped!

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Thank you so much..... I am going to try it.... I bought a handle bar extender..but it was too small to fit and too short in length..... I am looking forward to trying this out..... with hopes it is slightly more comfortable....... thanks again
 

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Thank you so much..... I am going to try it.... I bought a handle bar extender..but it was too small to fit and too short in length..... I am looking forward to trying this out..... with hopes it is slightly more comfortable....... thanks again
Just read about "The Adjuster" by Top Form Design: The Adjuster - Top Form Design

Youtube video demonstrating the product is here:

I haven't tried it myself but this seemed like the best option I've found so far.
 

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That's not cheap but looks like a good option for someone who needs it. BTW, I know that guy in the video - John Mills. I would trust his review for sure.
 
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