Clipless pedals are fond among serious cyclists. They can be great for beginners too, but if you’re unsure of how to use them, we have some handy tips for you! Grab your bike, your helmet and try something new!
Unclip early - Unclip from your pedals earlier than you think you'll need to!
Clip-in late - When you’re starting from a standstill, don’t clip in until you’ve gained some speed and power.
Muscle Memory - Always unclip on the same side, this is the best way to ensure you remember each time you ride.
Cleat position - It’s helpful to use the first set of rides you embark on to adjust your cleat position so you’re able to ride comfortably.
Pedal tension - Adjust your pedal tension. If you’re coming out of the pedals a lot, try tightening them up. If they’re tough to cycle with, loosen them.
Expect to fall - It’s only normal to struggle with something you’ve never tried before.
Grass - Try out the pedals on grass first until you get used to them.
Beginners - Try double-sided pedals first so you’ve got more options and you’re able to get used to them.
Clean - It’s important to make sure your pedals are clean so you’re able to easily maintain them.
Maintenance - If you’re using both your bike and pedals a lot, make sure you maintain them both regularly.
That’s it! Now all you have to do is give them a go!