Why make SPD-SL pedals grip tighter??

rodgers73
rodgers73 Posts: 2,626
edited October 2010 in Road beginners
I've been using mine for a month now on the loosest setting but cant see a reason why I should tighten them up. Can anyone tell me why I would want to do this??

Thanks

Tom

Comments

  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,863
    if you are going hard it is usually easier to accidentally unclip if they are loose, worst case this could cause you to crash
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  • John.T
    John.T Posts: 3,698
    I have been using them for several years now and have never reset them. Never had an un-scheduled unclip either. If they are easy to use but seem secure then leave them alone.
  • woodywmb
    woodywmb Posts: 669
    The tensioning can loosen through time and use, resulting in too much float. If this suits, simply continue pedalling but if you need the extra security and confidence of being fully clipped in, turn the bolts a quarter-turn at a time and check the grip as you go along. A wash-out with WD40 also gives the effect of loosening the mechanism.
  • John.T
    John.T Posts: 3,698
    The tension has no affect on float. Only wear on cleats and pedals will do this. The tension adjustment is just for how hard you need to twist to release. It also affects clipping in pressure.
  • pottssteve
    pottssteve Posts: 4,069
    John.T wrote:
    I have been using them for several years now and have never reset them. Never had an un-scheduled unclip either. If they are easy to use but seem secure then leave them alone.


    +1 for what he said.
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