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I finally got some shoes for my mallet c pedals and I tried them on and they are hard as hell to clip out of. Im use to riding shimano spd pedals and these things seemed next to impossible to get out of. Anyone else have the same problem? Is there a way to adjust the spring tension? Any tips/suggestions?
 

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Gman said:
I finally got some shoes for my mallet c pedals and I tried them on and they are hard as hell to clip out of. Im use to riding shimano spd pedals and these things seemed next to impossible to get out of. Anyone else have the same problem? Is there a way to adjust the spring tension? Any tips/suggestions?
Two things, the cleats can be placed on opposite shoes for easier/harder release, don't recall which is which, check the directions. The other is make sure there's clearance between the pedal and the sole of the shoe, mine was touching and I had to remove some material from the sole to fix it. There also should be some shims that go under the cleats, if you only need to gain a little clearance use the shims.
 

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Do not trim the soles until you try shims under the cleats first. Sometimes the cleat sits too deep and you must compress the tread of the shoe against the body of the pedal to clip in. Raise the cleats with the shims and clip in and release effort is reduced.
 

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a tip for ya man, if your gonna put the bigger traction plates in. do it before you do any riding on them otherwise theyll seize up and it becomes impossible to remove the originals. my pedals got ruined becuase of it( threads got torn apart)
 

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Gman said:
when you say clearance do you mean on the sides of the shoe?
Nope, the soles of the shoe. Like Shiggy said try the shims first, if they don't do it you'll have to remove some rubber from the sole. It's usualy not much. Clip your shoes into the pedals by hand and turn them over, you should be able to see where the contact is. And check for contact during release rotation. It might look fine when your foot is in the normal riding position but might rub when rotated.
 
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