Indoor cycling is a lot of fun, and for many, the
One thing many cyclists change when it comes to an indoor
- Why Upgrade Your Spin
- What Do You Need To Change Spin
- How To Change Spin
BikePedals, Our Step-By-Step Guide (Includes my video)
Why Upgrade Your Spin
There are many reasons why you are going to want to upgrade your spinning
1. Different Pedal Types
The first thing to mention is you have different pedal types to suit different shoes and cleats you might want to upgrade to. Here are the main different types of clip-in pedals you have available.
Often referred to as mountain
SPD-SLs are known as road
Look Delta pedals are typically what come with the Peloton clip-in system. They attach to a shoe the same as an SPD-SL three-bolt cleat and offer a great indoor cycling experience with small wide cleats and lightweight pedals.
2. Power Meter Pedals
You might want to consider upgrading to power meter pedals. These pedals are special because they have a strain gauge built into them. This can measure the force of how hard you are pushing on the pedals.
By installing a set of these to your spinning
3. To Replace Worn Out Pedals
Over time pedals can wear out. You might notice they have some play in them or even find they start clicking when you use them. Not only can this ruin the cycling experience, but it isn’t very pleasant.
Changing out the bad pedals will give your
What Do You Need To Change Spin
When it comes to changing pedals, you don’t need much. Depending on the type of pedals, you might need different tools, here’s what you need:
- Allen Keys
- Pedal spanner
- Grease (Optional)
How To Change Spin
Bike Pedals, Our Step-By-Step Guide
Now for the exciting part. Changing your pedals will only take about 5 minutes, and we recommend taking your time and following each step in order.
Check out my YouTube video!
Step One: Remove The Old Pedals
The first step is to remove the
The easiest way to remember this is to put the pedal at 3 o’clock, attach the spanner pointing toward the back of the
Step Two: Clean and Grease
Next, you are going to want to clean the threads from where the pedals came out. You can do this with a cloth, don’t worry if it’s dirty as generally these are greased and can pick up dirt over time.
Once clean, you will want to get your new pedals and put a little bit of grease on each of the threads. Then use the cloth to run it around, spreading it evenly. Now we recommend putting the left pedal on the left side of the
Step Three: Insert The New Pedals
Now you are going to want to get the new pedals in. The easiest way to know which way they are going in is to screw the pedal in towards the front of the
Once the finger is tight, take the pedal spanner or Allen key and tighten the pedals. You’ll want to put some force in and ensure they nip up well without going too much so that they won’t come loose in the future.
A Final Note
Now you know how to tighten the pedals on a spin