Tech Talks: New Cleat Setup, Presented by Park Tool – Video

May 26, 2017
by Pinkbike Staff  
Tech Talks Presented by Park Tool


Tech Talks Presented by Park Tool is a monthly video series hosted by Park Tool's own wrench whisperer, Calvin Jones. The series covers the A to Zs of some of the most prevalent repair jobs, with the eleventh episode tackling new cleat setup.

There's a lot more to installing your new clipless cleats than simply bolting them to the bottom of your shoes, especially if you want to be comfortable and as efficient as possible. Calvin and Ben are here to run you through the adjustments and how they effect your ride.

Clipless Pedal Cleat Setup

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26 Comments

  • + 11
 Another great and informative Tech Talk vid.
Great job Park (and Calvin)!
  • + 6
 Been on clips since the late 90's, recently switched it up to flats on my Tracer and not looking back.
  • + 15
 cool
  • + 12
 5 years riding flats and now clips and never looking back
  • + 0
 That's cute.
  • + 7
 @dgm10: you're cute sugar buns
  • + 12
 I have my drive side clipped and non drive side on flat. Never turning back.
  • + 19
 @chyu: never turning right.
  • + 2
 @thinkbike: Like NASCAR.
  • + 0
 @addatx: I didn't think so but now that I have your validation l'll be able to sleep tonight.
  • + 4
 It's about time that we had cleats in our shorts and gloves, I need to feel totally connected.
  • + 9
 Remove saddle, leave seatpost in place. One problem solved (butt another created). With proper clenching no dropper needed.
  • + 2
 @number44: let's probe this topic further...
  • + 3
 wow the most informative cleat position video i have seen by far. thanks pinkbike and park tool!!!
  • + 0
 I'm curious to know what bike fitting courses/qualifications Colin has? I would say I have a basic knowledge (at best) of cleat placement and I can honestly say this was a swing and a miss. Although this was a great ADVERTISEMENT for park tools...maybe you should bring in some actual substance in regards to cleat placement by a...I don't know...actual bike fitter.
  • + 3
 dont forget to use a grease on the thread, otherwise good luck taking those cleats off in a year or two Smile
  • + 0
 Locktite is a better idea. You can still remove them when you need to but no need to worry about them coming loose on their own
  • + 0
 @chize: Loctite has been my choice for a long time with mountain bike components. I actually find using the 222 (green) is enough for any mountain bike component. Don't use something too strong, anything in the "High strength" range and you'll pull out the aluminum threads right along with the Loctite.
  • + 2
 Stopped riding clipped in more than 10 years ago but still watched this as Calvin is just the best ????
  • + 2
 Best Park Tool mustache and beard goes to Calvin and Ben!
  • + 1
 Don´t forget to tighten the cleats firmly. Otherwise they can start to move and as a result you may be unable u unclip.
  • + 1
 Thank you guys. I was wrong totally. Only now I learned. Congratulations.
  • + 1
 Most shops i know use the Ergon cleat tool, then you adjust to fine tune
  • + 1
 I cant understand this.
  • + 1
 Cant see what you did there.
  • - 3
 clipless pedal setup: use flats.

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