Switching to clipless pedals may be the easiest upgrade you can make to your riding but lots of new riders are terrified at the thought of being stuck in their pedals and this and the 100's of clipped in disaster stories adds to their reluctance to give them a go 🤷♂️😳
HERES OUR FLAB TOP TIPS FOR GOING CLIPLESS!
👟Use MTB shoes and MTB/SPD pedals
Set them on the loosest settings by adjusting the +/- screws on the pedal and fit your shoes with multi release cleats.
Getting pedals with a clip on one side and a flat pedal on the other side will give you options if you’re worried about being clipped in on your first few rides.
With your bike on a turbo or holding on to something/someone practice the motion of clipping in and out. Clipping in is a downward push motion onto the pedal cleat. Clipping out is an outward heel twist to about 4 o'clock.Once you're confident getting your foot in and out, go to a safe flat space, such as an empty carpark and practice some more.
Whenever you brake as approaching a stopping point, unclip the foot that you would usually put on the ground first. If you’re not sure which foot you use, just unclip both. Eventually this will become a habit just like braking in a car, where your foot automatically moves to the clutch.
Give yourself time to unclip and try not to panic, though that’s easily said! When people fall off with clips, it’s usually because they’ve left it too late to get their foot out or unclip the wrong foot. Give yourself a few seconds to kick out the heel and release the foot, then just ensure when you stop you lean on the correct foot side.
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