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Does anyone know if you can adjust the tension on theses pedals? Is so, I would love to know how (falling because you cant clip out on a steep hill isn't fun, which happened today :(). Also, I noticed that the springs seem to flex a a little when hammering down on them, is this "flex" normal do you think? Thanks for any help.
 

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You can't adjust the tension but you don't need to. Your problem is most likely not a tension problem but an interference between the pedal body and the shoe's sole. I use a Dremel or a knife to take a bit of rubber off my shoes on the lugs around the cleat area. Don't take too much off though, unless you like more free-float. I like absolutely no contact between the shoe and pedal, keeps my knees happy and makes clip-ins and outs easy and fast.
 

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You can't adjust the tension, but you can adjust the release angle.

Put the cleat with the dots on it on your right shoe for a 15° release angle and put it on the left for a 20° release angle.
 

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You may also want to mess around with adding or removing the thin spacer that comes with the pedals. Last time I switched shoes, my beaters did not work so well. They didn't seem to be very secure, so I removed the spacers and they were back to normal.

All of that being said, you may need to get used to the CBs. They are a bit different than normal SPDs.
 
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