Installing your New SPD Cleats

November 17, 2016 1 min read

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Installing your New SPD Cleats

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 muscle engagement with every, single stroke!

Check out our Slipstream cycling shoe and take your class experience to the next level! 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: 

  1. 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!*
  2. Regularly check the screw heads for wear and always re-grease the threads when changing inserts. Your cleats may need some slight adjusting and tightening in between multiple rides!

Cleat Installation

Watch this video for further information on installation:

As always, if you have any questions concerning your Slipstreams, SPD Cleats, cleat installation, or clipping in, feel free to shoot us an email at info@tiemathletic.com or comment below and we would be happy to help!


10 Responses

Tressa
Tressa

May 20, 2019

Has anyone else had problems clipping in to their spd pedals? My spd cleats would not securely clip into my spin bike…it was very frustrating. I don’t know if its because the sole around the threads and cleats are risen too much and the cleats aren’t thick enough? Any suggestions would be great. I even tried to take the shoes off and clip them in with no luck

Amanda
Amanda

May 06, 2019

What does “grease the threads” mean for installation and what type of grease should be used?

TIEM
TIEM

April 11, 2019

Hey!

On behalf of the TIEM Team, we just wanted to address some of these questions/comments/concerns!

Our shoes are currently only compatible with SPD cleats, which will not be compatible with the pedals that come with your Peloton (Peloton typically uses Look Delta cleats). That being said you can easily swap out your Peloton pedals for ones that are compatible with an SPD cleat!

Once the cleats are installed, they are recessed so you can easily walk around studio and go for short walks outside! Depending on the surface you’re walking on you will hear/feel the cleats slightly outside, but this shouldn’t damage the cleats! Just ensure they are secure before each ride.

If you’re experiencing any pain points during your ride, I would recommend adjusting where the cleats are positioned and how tight they are. They should be right around the ball of your foot. Depending on the bike, you may also have to adjust your seat height/positioning to adjust to a new kind of cleat.

Our customer service team will be reaching out with more information via email if needed! As always, feel free to reach us directly at info@tiemathletic.com.

Thanks,
Team TIEM

Adriana
Adriana

April 08, 2019

I am having back pain from how the cleats are installed. Do you have a picture on exactly where on the slide should they be attached?

suzanne
suzanne

February 17, 2019

Love my new Tiem shoes….however I am now experiencing soreness below knee cap which I didn’t have with last pair. What could be issue. And can I fix

Marcela
Marcela

January 19, 2019

Can you walk around from your house to the studio on the shoes or should I bring them on a bag and put them on when riding

Mansi Chokshi
Mansi Chokshi

January 02, 2019

Hi there! I’m doing some research on spin shoes, and TIEM’s was recommended to me by a friend. I was about to purchase, but then realized that the Peloton bikes do not support SPD cleats. Is it possible to install different style of cleats onto the TIEMs, or just SPD’s?

Thank you!

TIEM
TIEM

March 14, 2018

Hi Holly,

Yes, you will need cleats in order for our shoes to function properly and clip into the bike. Feel free to shoot us an email at info@tiemathletic.com if you have any questions at all!

Thanks,
Team TIEM

Victoria Williams
Victoria Williams

March 12, 2018

Yes! You need SPD cleats for the shoes to clip in :)

Holly
Holly

March 07, 2018

Hello!

Pardon the naivety but I was just wondering if you need the cleats in order to clip into most bikes at spin studios? I just got the sneakers today (They are beautiful!) and am unsure if I need the cleats or not.

Thank you!
-Holly

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