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Correct use of cleats

Since click pedals were invented several different systems have been able to establish themselves. Due to these different standards when you purchase new cycling shoes there are normally no cleats supplied. These are supplied when you buy a new pair of pedals. The cleat forms a link between the shoe and the pedal. On the majority of pedals it is also possible to adjust the release tension.

The thread insert is part of the shoe itself. Grease the thread before fitting the cleats and tighten the cleat bolts after the first ride. Please observe the torque recommended by the shoe manufacturer when tightening.

The cleat is the link between the shoe and the pedal. Depending on the pedal system you have you must either twist your foot outwards or to the rear to “get out of the pedals”.

The most conventional click pedal systems are:

:

Shimano SPD:

Pedal system for mountain bikes from Shimano

Shimano SPD-R:

Pedal system for road bikes from Shimano

SPD-SL:

Road bike system from Shimano with a wider contact surfaceBild 1

Time:

Manufacturer of road and mountain bike click pedal systems

Look:

Developed the first click pedal system for bikes in 1984 which was based on systems from skis.

Crank Brothers:

Manufacturer of the dirt resistant Egg Beater click pedal system

Please observe the following:


• Cleats wear out relatively quickly and must be regularly replaced.
• Cleats can cause noises. Assembly grease can remedy such problems.
• Use only the cleats supplied with your new shoes by the manufacturer.

Ensure that all screws and bolts are tightened to the correct torque. The correct torque is indicated on the component itself, in the bike manual provided with your new bike, or here in the Technical Support Center.


Canyon consistently strives to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information contained in this Technical Support Center. Any repairs or adjustments which you carry out on your bike are entirely at your own risk. If you are in any doubt about what to do, you should send your bike to Canyon or take it to another qualified repair specialist. Canyon gives no guarantee or accepts no liability for the any of the information contained in this Technical Support Center.

Picture 1: Shimano SPD-SL pedals

Picture 1: Shimano SPD-SL pedals

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