Set Up And Adjust A Clipless Bike Pedal

Introduction

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

Step 1

Set-Up The Clipless Pedal - Set Up And Adjust A Clipless Bike Pedal

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

Prepare - Set Up And Adjust A Clipless Bike Pedal

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

Adjust The Clipless Pedal - Set Up And Adjust A Clipless Bike Pedal

Adjust The Clipless Pedal

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

Step 4

Match Both Sides - Set Up And Adjust A Clipless Bike Pedal

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.