If you’re one of the millions of Peloton enthusiasts out there, you know that clipping your shoes into the bike is a crucial step to maximize your workout experience. But for new riders, this seemingly simple task can be a bit daunting. Fear not, because with a few tips and tricks, you can master the art of clipping your shoes into the Peloton bike like a pro. Not only will this help you avoid any mishaps or injuries, but it will also ensure that you’re getting the most out of every ride. In this article, we’ll dive into the basics of clipping in and out of your Peloton bike, as well as some advanced techniques to take your workout to the next level. So whether you’re a seasoned Peloton rider or just starting out, read on to learn how to clip in and ride with confidence.
There are some things to prepare for when you’re about to be more serious about cycling—first, the equipment. Cyclists mostly use headwear, thin, durable clothing, and cycling shoes. Indeed, cycling shoes are not the same as shoes you regularly use in schools, offices, or malls.
Cycling shoes are made specifically for this sport, and that’s the reason why the materials are made more durable but also flexible at the same time. Most robust materials may guarantee more safety during the ride, and features like waterproofing may offer much better protection against all elements.
Peloton shoes are also made with the same idea: to provide proper protection and comfort for the users. Since there are some differences between Peloton and regular cycling shoes, you must know how to put these shoes properly to make the experience comfortable. Without further ado, let us talk about the steps required to do so:
Peloton shoes also have cleats to prevent sliding. However, once you unpackage the shoes for the first time, you may notice that the cleats are somewhat different from the ones you commonly find on other shoes.
But don’t worry, we’ll talk you through it. Usually, there are three cleat holes you can find on each shoe. So, you need to adjust the cleat position first to align these three dots to the holes.
If you feel a bit confused, just see the numbers that can be seen on the sole. Then, match the numbers with the ones located beside the holes.
And then start positioning the washer and the crews. Make sure to properly put each of the screws and then start tightening them. That’s it! Your shoes are finally ready to be used.
After properly “building” your shoes, it’s time to put them on. Start by loosening the straps and buckle before putting your feet in. To lose the straps, pull each out as you usually do with regular shoes. The buckle usually has a button to release it. So, after you finish loosening all the straps and the buckle, it’s time to put in your feet.
As you usually do with regular cycling shoes, put the cycling shocks first and then the Peloton shoes afterward. Make sure to have the most comfortable shocks; the comfier, the better.
First, put your cycling socks on, and then wear the Peloton shoes. Be sure that you are comfortable in your shoes and that they fit you perfectly.
Position your feet nicely into the shoes and ensure you can move freely and comfortably. And then, it’s time to pull the straps back and tighten them. Don’t forget to attach the buckle again to ensure the shoes won’t fall off.
Now your feet are equipped with the Peloton shoes. How does it feel? Is it comfy enough for you?
If the answer is a solid yes, we move to the next step, clip in the shoes. The steps to clip the shoes into the Peloton bikes are pretty simple. Follow this tutorial on how to clip the Peloton shoes:
- Before sitting down, stand with the feet located on either bike’s side
- Grab the handlebars to stay balanced, and put your dominant foot on the pedal to the downward position (6’ o clock)
- Next, put your toes down and fit with the pedal opening of your shoe
- Put it gently until you hear a “click,” which indicates that the shoe fits nicely into the bike
- Now, do it with the other foot, and wiggle each of them to make sure they are perfectly clipped
- Then, start cycling!
See, clipping your shoes into Peloton bikes is actually so easy. All you need is just to fit the shoes on the pedals nicely until you hear the sound indicator (the click). Then, a perfect grip will ensure balanced pedaling movement while keeping your feet comfortable.