Although you can ride in sneakers at some studios, it’s best to ride in cycling shoes since they give more support, more power, and more muscle engagement with every single stroke!
Ordered a new pair of SPD Cleats with your Slipstreams? We recommend having your local bike shop or studio install the cleats for you, but if you prefer to install them at home here are some tips.
For best results TIEM recommends:
Align the cleat with the ball of your foot and tighten the screws securely such that the cleat does not slide or rotate against the sole. *It is very important that cleats be installed as tight as possible!*
Regularly check the screw heads for wear and always ensure they are secure and tight on the sole of the shoe. Your cleats may need some slight adjusting and tightening in between multiple rides!
Watch this video for additional guidance on installing your cleats:
As always, if you have any questions concerning your Slipstreams, SPD cleats, cleat installation, or clipping in, contact us and we would be happy to help!
It's officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Along with the launch of our new Tie-Dye Pink Slipstream Cycling shoes, we are so proud to be partnering with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for the sixth year in a row. On the weekend of October 13th, TEN studios across the nation will be coming together to raise money with the goal of supporting BCRF find a cure.
Deciding to take your ride outside this summer? From mountain trails to the open road, outdoor riding presents different obstacles than indoor cycling. We've asked around to see what the most popular items are to bring on your outdoor ride! Keep reading to see what we recommend you pack before hitting the road.
If you live around the Boston area, you may have seen a special TIEM marketing initiative riding around town lately! Massachusetts, home of TIEM HQ, is also the host of the Pan Mass Challenge. The PMC is a fundraising bike-a-thon that raises money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institue, via the Jimmy Fund. TIEM Athletic is proud to be a sponsor of this impactful event. Read on to learn more!