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I am a new Peloton owner. I cannot unclip my shoes from the pedals, and I would like my partner be able to try out the Peloton with his own shoes.
I have viewed the how to videos, and tried all the tips, but something is wrong. The pedal clips will not release.
I have also read the warnings about releasing the tension on the pedal, but need to know how much I can turn the screw
to avoid "ruining the pedal". I marked the screw and area adjacent with a line with my magic marker so I will know where I started.
I tried one quarter turn towards the negative mark, but it made no difference. Please advise.
 

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I don't think you will ruin the pedal - just keep turning it to the left until the shoe releases comfortably. It is a strange motion to kick your heel out away from the bike but once you get the hang of it, it's a lot easier.

For what it's worth, everyone has a hard time getting out of the pedals at first:)
 

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I don't think you will ruin the pedal - just keep turning it to the left until the shoe releases comfortably. It is a strange motion to kick your heel out away from the bike but once you get the hang of it, it's a lot easier.

For what it's worth, everyone has a hard time getting out of the pedals at first:)
Thank you for your reply. I appreciate your response. This is helpful.
 

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I concur, you won't ruin the pedal or the clear! Just keep unclipping (twist out) and you'll wear in the cleats in a few rides.

I've ridden clipless pedals before, so I knew what to expect. My wife, OTOH, had never before the Peloton, so had a hard time. After about 4 rides, she finally got the technique and while not perfect, is able to unclip and ride on her own without yelling for me me to help. :):)
 

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I am a new Peloton owner. I cannot unclip my shoes from the pedals, and I would like my partner be able to try out the Peloton with his own shoes.
I have viewed the how to videos, and tried all the tips, but something is wrong. The pedal clips will not release.
I have also read the warnings about releasing the tension on the pedal, but need to know how much I can turn the screw
to avoid "ruining the pedal". I marked the screw and area adjacent with a line with my magic marker so I will know where I started.
I tried one quarter turn towards the negative mark, but it made no difference. Please advise.
I am a new Peloton owner. I cannot unclip my shoes from the pedals, and I would like my partner be able to try out the Peloton with his own shoes.
I have viewed the how to videos, and tried all the tips, but something is wrong. The pedal clips will not release.
I have also read the warnings about releasing the tension on the pedal, but need to know how much I can turn the screw
to avoid "ruining the pedal". I marked the screw and area adjacent with a line with my magic marker so I will know where I started.
I tried one quarter turn towards the negative mark, but it made no difference. Please advise.
Peloton pedals are a bit tough even on the lowest settings compared to road bike pedals. The below advice is sound in that a little wear on the cleats from a few uses coupled with technique from practice works. Try clipping out either at the top of the pedal stroke or at the bottom of the stroke, some people find it easier one way or the other. Lastly, if you are in a jam and worried about clipping but not hurting your knee or ankle, just bring the pedal to the top, undo your shoe and remove your foot from the shoe. You can then just remove the shoe from the pedal once you are off of the bike.
 

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Here's a video on technique and another thing to try is pressing down on the resistance know which may make it a little easier to clip out. It seems really awkward at first but once you get the hang of it, it becomes second nature.
 

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Hi all, I recently replaced my peloton pedals with the Shimano PD-M520 MTB SPD Bike Pedals and Pearl iZumi Women's Road Attack Cycling Shoes and it is so much more comfortable and easy clicking in and out. It is also MUCH quieter! Hope that helps!
 
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