How To Use Clip-In Pedals & Cleats | Clipless Tips For Beginners

How To Use Clip-In Pedals & Cleats | Clipless Tips For Beginners

Clip-in or clipless pedals are a great upgrade for your bike. Ollie and James run you through their tips on mastering the clipless pedal and how to make sure you feel comfortable when using them.

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SPD, SPD SL and Look are all types of clip-in pedals that you may have come across. These pedals often strike fear into the beginner cyclinst, but with our top tips, you need not be worried! We explain the different types of pedals, how to clip in and vitally how to clip out. We also share some safe ways to practice this skill without the fear of falling over at the traffic lights!

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  1. BobTheBuilder294 on June 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    2:24 he scratches his leg
    3:05 you can see where he got cut

    Bikes don’t like being laid down on the cassette side

  2. Frank Moses on June 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Hii guys i see your shop,can you delivery to indonesia?

  3. Relative Points Now on June 27, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I always think this is a hazard for me due to the fact that sometimes drivers will cross me and I won’t be able to react fast enough to the point that it will make things worse because I’ll be launched w my bike attached to me.

  4. Chris Welch on June 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Anybody using 3 hole road shoes and two hole mtb cleats?
    What adapter are you using and did you need to readjust everything?
    Why you ask? Because those Fizik R1 knit shoes in Petrol Blue and yellow are sexy! I could change to a "Road" pedal but well… Matt

  5. Jonathan Davis on June 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Why are they called "Clipless" when they are "clip-in". Doesn’t that mean they have clips and by definition are not clipless?

  6. Malcolm Torrance on June 27, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    When starting out remember, If your cleat is to far forward on your shoe, it is much harder to unclip as you have to move your ankle a greater distance. get your LBS to help you position them.

  7. Ann Mahaney on June 27, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Another wonderful unassuming video.

  8. Julian Cromwell on June 27, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    When I first switched over I had small piece of red electrical tape on my handlebars a a ‘visual mental jog’ to not forget to unclip when slowing to a stop. Worked a treat and its second nature now. Double sided flat / spd pedals are also worth a look if you sometimes want to ride in non cycling specific footwear. Also don’t be embarrassed about using spd pedals on a road bike – nobody can tell when you are actually pedalling, and yes mtb/leisure type shoes are much easier to walk in.

  9. silverballer1911................................................................ on June 27, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    How do you know if your gay

  10. Nicholas Morales on June 27, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    This was the most helpful video about clipping in that I’ve found. Cheers!

  11. Sebastian Tinsley on June 27, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    I have a nimble road master for all the old folks out thare

  12. ayowser01 on June 27, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Two very informative goof-balls. I had a good laugh while learning how to clip in 😀🚴🏻‍♂️

  13. Brian Freytag on June 27, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    When I got my first road bike, I removed the SPD pedals and put some standard platforms on there because I was terrified of the idea of locking myself to my bike. When I got a new bike, I opted to get Forte Boulevard pedals that are platform on one side and SPD on the other. Within 2 days of riding, I regretted every single mile I’ve spent on a platform pedal in my life. Sometimes I feel like I should have just gotten dual-entry SPD pedals, but those couple of times I just needed to run up to the store and didn’t want to put my cycling shoes on, I’ve appreciated the platforms (except I kept taking my feet off the pedals because I forget I can’t pull up on them in the back)

  14. Andrew Zhu on June 27, 2019 at 8:41 pm


  15. Steven Townley on June 27, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Very informative! Thanks guys!

  16. smthnss on June 27, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    okey now I need to see a sleepover-pillow-fight between ollie and james.

  17. Boris Goldenko on June 27, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    1:45 Don’t be making fun of walking! 👣
    The first bike was created by someone who *walked* to his workshop

  18. CU SOM Mini Med on June 27, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Guys, you forgot the most important info for beginners: when you’re coming to a real or potential stop, clip out with the leading foot before you get there! You can rest your foot on the pedal, and if the light changes, click back in and take off. But if you come to a stop and then decide to clip out, it will likely be too late.

  19. Dieter Hansdampf on June 27, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Are there different clear sizes? I ask because I bought a used road bike with clip pedals and my cleats don’t fit in there and I don’t want to destroy anything… ( please excuse my bad English I am from Germany)

  20. блять on June 27, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    How do you stay still and upright with these eg at stop lights

  21. ArtHur LauGier on June 27, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Ollie’s Wahoo limited edition is back XD

  22. Crypto Que on June 27, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    I just noticed the blood on Ollie’s leg lmfao, what the hell did he do putting down that bike?

  23. Jason McGrody on June 27, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Used clipless pedals for the first time today. Fell off when I stopped for the first time. Injured my wrist and elbow.

    Wish I had seen this useful video first.

  24. Orez Alieanesis on June 27, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    My friend gave me some pedals and now I know what they are. They are off road pedals. I didn’t know what shoes to buy for them. This gives me a relative idea of what to look for. Thanks.

  25. L Y R I C S P H on June 27, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    I missed Matt Dan and Simon here😧

  26. Bobby Hempel on June 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    If only the shoes and peddles weren’t so damn expensive. I’m still rocking toe straps on my road bike.

  27. LM C on June 27, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    That’s a killer walk Ollie !!! LOL

  28. Aaron David on June 27, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Thumbs up if you’ve ever fallen over at a stop/light, despite being experienced with clip-in pedals! 🙂

  29. andrew learmonth on June 27, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    No , think I will stay with flats, far to dangerous in a emergency 👍

  30. Xiomara Rodriguez on June 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Me watching this after falling 20 times. …😕😅

  31. zdravo on June 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you for the video.
    For me as a beginner its a bit scary, clip in OK, but clip out and specially when something suddenly jumps out in front of you, thats what I am afraid of

  32. Tracy Krznar on June 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Yep I fell

  33. Winson Guo on June 27, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Clipping in is easy. But how do i clip out mate. I’m standing with half my legs on the bike searching for videos to clip out…

  34. Danny Man on June 27, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    I’m prolly gonna get smacked by others on here for this… but really ???..

    Listen I grew up skateboarding now I’m 30 and been roadbiking for last 2 years got a scott road bike 60mm with shomano 105s components I know wassup.. but with pedals just go old school none of this soccer cleet bs… and what’s with the spandex and helmets these dudes look lil gay…just had to say this OK I feel better peace

  35. Raph Vandenberghe on June 27, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    I would like to know why the SPD clikpedals (used for the mTB) aren’t good enough for a race bike.

  36. Trey Gruel on June 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    For the "road-style" (Look, SPD-SL, etc.), you really should talk about getting the pedal right side up for clipping in. You briefly showed it when clipping in the leading foot, but don’t go into any detail on it. It’s a bit more tricky on the move, with the second foot, especially without looking – and for safety’s sake, you don’t want to be looking down at your pedals when starting off in an intersection.

  37. doug on June 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    needed how to adjust the pedals size and how tight to get the clips

  38. Global Cycling Network on June 27, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Do you use clip in pedals? How long have you used them for? 👇

  39. Super Guitar on June 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Poor boys…
    On the green bike I saw a change Shimano Tiagra

    Like to support their effort because of the change of s**t

  40. Володимир Гладун on June 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    що за клоуни перекос цепі роблять

  41. Mason Yarbrough on June 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Those shorts make you look like you have a pussy

  42. Akmal Vlog on June 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    This is funny cause i was holding on the wall and still fall with spd

  43. Ricardo Arguelles on June 27, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Hi, I have been riding downhill and Enduro for 3 years now and I still ride flats

  44. Mohamad Salleh on June 27, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    It’s not a race mate. 😂

  45. Fadhil Ghifari on June 27, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    whats type of bike with flat bar?

  46. Ian Barkham on June 27, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    What are the advantages of "clipless" over clips and straps?

  47. P M on June 27, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Is there a preference between SPD and SPD-SL for Road bike shoes ?

  48. Kai H on June 27, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Could you use road bike pedal s on a XC bike

  49. Chobaca on June 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Gaaarh fix your helmet strap!

  50. Conner Macfarlane on June 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Tried them for the first time…fell twice😂