Have you ridden into the world of clipless bicycle pedals yet?
Cycling in your trainers is great for convenience and getting started, but biking with clipless pedals – those which allow you to ‘clip’ into a special shoe – will totally change the game, from power and speed to confidence and handling!
And yes, we know it’s weird – you clip your foot in, but they’re called ‘clipless pedals.’ We don’t get it either.
Here are some key reasons for why its time to go clipless if you want to cycle further, faster, and with more comfort, and a few tips for getting started!
Top tips for going clipless!
If you’re convinced and are going to make the move from flat pedals to clipless, here are a few pointers to get you started:
Get your cleats fitted
All cleats can be adjusted a few millimetres to be moved closer to either your toes or your heel. The reason for this is that you want the cleat to be centred directly beneath the ball of your foot, where you can achieve optimal power transfer without overloading your knees.
You can guesstimate how to do this yourself, but many bicycle shops have specific fitting tools that can help you get the pedals in the perfect spot. It’s well worth getting your cleats fitted when you first start using them to boost your comfort on the bike and to help you ride faster!