Set Up And Adjust A Clipless Pedal

Introduction

Often with a clipless pedal it's possible to adjust the release spring tension.

Step 1

<h3>Step 1</h3><p>Identify the adjusting bolts. There is one for each foot position. A set of double-sided pedals have four adjustment bolts.
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Set-Up The Clipless Pedal

Identify the adjusting bolts. There is one for each foot position. A set of double-sided pedals have four adjustment bolts.

Step 2

<h3>Step 2</h3><p>Equalise the tension on all bolts on the clipless pedal by screwing to the low – anti-clockwise – limit. Don’t force them past the limit. You will feel defined steps every quarter turn.
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Prepare

Equalise the tension on all bolts on the clipless pedal by screwing to the low – anti-clockwise – limit. Don’t force them past the limit. You will feel defined steps every quarter turn.

Step 3

<h3>Step 3</h3><p>Test the entry and release force by clipping in and out of the clipless pedal.
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Adjust The Clipless Pedal

Test the entry and release force by clipping in and out of the clipless pedal.

Step 4

<h3>Step 4</h3><p>Adjust one position, counting the number of quarter turn steps. Test again. If tension is satisfactory adjust all other positions to match, otherwise repeat from step 3 as necessary. Remember to make any further adjustments equal for all foot positions on the clipless pedal.
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Match Both Sides

Adjust one position, counting the number of quarter turn steps. Test again. If tension is satisfactory adjust all other positions to match, otherwise repeat from step 3 as necessary. Remember to make any further adjustments equal for all foot positions on the clipless pedal.