HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR CLIPLESS ROAD BIKE PEDALS?

Using clipless pedals is a common way of optimising your pedalling, and therefore your performance, without missing out on comfort. However, choosing the right clipless pedals is essential!

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DECATHLON's cycling brand offers handy tips to help with your cycling practice.

You should choose your clipless road pedals based on your cycling standards.

YOUR STANDARD

There are two main families of clipless pedals: road pedals and mountain bike pedals.

Road pedals are designed with a large pedalling surface for transferring as much energy as possible from the cyclist's legs.

IF YOU ARE TRYING CLIPLESS PEDALS FOR THE FIRST TIME

Choose a model where you can adjust the tension. This type of pedal is easier to clip into and get out of. If the spring is stretched to the max it will be easier to unclip from: all you need is a small flick of your heel to one side to free your shoe from the pedal. You can then tighten them up as you get used to them.

IF YOU ALREADY USE CLIPLESS PEDALS

Choose a model with a large surface area. It will be able to hold your foot on the pedal more securely when you are pedalling intensely.

Nicolas

Cycling Specialist

If you want to walk without damaging your cleats, you could always wear Keo cleat covers.

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