Registered: Dec 2007
Location: Decatur, Alabama
CANDY SL PEDALS
Thanks to all that responded. The Crank Bros have both "SHIMS" and "shields" that can be installed between the cleats and the shoe soles for their pedals. The "SHIMS" are used to move the cleats farther away from the sole to prevent binds between the shoes and the pedals. The "SHIELDS" are used to protect the shoe soles from wear caused by contact with the wings on the pedals, and also serve as shims. The shims come with the pedals, but the shields must be ordered separately. I have both. Neither of them helped my problem, because shoe to pedal interference is not what's causing it. I clicked the shoe in while holding it in my hand and verified that there was no interference. I have already contacted CRANK BROTHERS, and here is their reply:
Thank you for your e-mail.
I could see how this could be tricky, because our pedals work best when you can use your leg force down to clip in and to release. Most recumbent users that have e-mailed me have used our 5050 flat pedals, so I have never had this complaint before. Could you move a bit closer to your cranks/pedals to get more power into the pedal when you clip in?
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They were not much help.
The problem may be that the wings on the pedals do not turn very freely. Since this is my first pair of CRANK BROS pedals, I don't know how easily they are supposed rotate. I'm hoping that they will get easier to use after they are "broken in", because once I get clipped in I really do like these pedals, and I have no problems clicking out. BTW, I have used these pedals on LAKE MTB shoes, and on a pair of new SHIMANO RT31 road touring shoes. I did have to use the shims on the RT31 shoes, but I still have trouble clicking in.
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