Are you a Peloton rider, suffering from issues locking into and out of your bike pedals? It’s not the shoe, or the pedal that’s the problem, it’s the cleats. Will replacing your Peloton cleats with these fox the problem? Yes, but not perfectly without a slight change.
The Peloton cleats are built too close to the shoe when installed properly. Peloton CS will tell you to loosen the pedal tension, but if you use other shoes/cleats you’ll notice they clip in just fine. Even after loosing the tension the Peloton cleats are still too close to the shoe, so you might be tempted to loosen the cleat. Unfortunately, doing so means that while you’ll be able clip in more easily, unclipping is now very hard without twisting your ankle in an uncomfortable position. And after unclipping, your cleat is possibly at a skewed angle now, meaning you’ll be pedaling pigeon toed, requiring you to readjust your cleats after every ride. No fun.
If you attach these cleats to your Peloton shoes you’ll notice something new. A nice loud, audible click that you’ve locked successfully into your pedals. Much better than the dull thud that may or may not detach while in the middle of a ride with the original cleats. There’s still a problem with detaching the cleat from the pedal though. These cleats come with Phillips head screws and if you’re installing them with a normal screwdriver you probably aren’t going to install them as tight as they need to be installed. You’ll end up with the same problem as you had with loosening the Peloton cleats when detaching them from the pedals - skewed cleats, pigeon toed rides, constant readjusting.
The solution: use these new cleats, but pair them with the Allen wrench screws from the Peloton cleats. You’ll get the leverage you need to keep them tight and prevent them from skewing sideways when detaching from the pedals, and you’ll get a well built cleat that easily clips into the pedal. Problem solved.
Enjoy your [less frustrating] ride!