Installing your New SPD Cleats

November 17, 2016

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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. Greasing all the threads in the sole before inserting screws, if possible.
  2. 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 importable that cleats be installed as tight as possible!*
  3. 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!


3 Responses

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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