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    Senior Member Norboo's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member Steev's Avatar
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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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