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Old 06-02-10, 08:52 PM   #1
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Pedal twist off Q

How hard should it be to twist your cleats off? My looks cleats are so hard to twist off.
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I keep mine as tight as possible yet still allowing twist out. It's also a question of technique, a quick twist pops them off much more easily than steady pressure.

It's a personal decision but if you're a spinner you can go with less tension. But if you stand and sprint or climb hard in a high gear you want a solid engagement because unexpected release can cause you to lose control.
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Old 06-03-10, 04:22 AM   #3
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There's a release tension screw on the back of the pedal.
Check that your pedals are not jammed up with gunk.
You may also have worn cleats.
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