If you’re wondering how to get the peloton shoes off of your bike, that’s understandable. It can be hard to know exactly what you need for this bike and it will take some time to figure out which accessories are right for you. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! 

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Peloton shoes are a great way to ensure you don’t slip off the bike and break your neck, but sometimes they can be a little difficult to remove from the bike. Peloton has a few different ways of removing their shoes from the bike depending on how it is being used.

But before that, you should know…

What kind of Pedal your Peloton has?

Peloton has 2 kinds of pedals: Look and SPD.

Look Pedal is a 3-hole style pedal, so there are 3 bolts/screws to be removed in order to remove the shoes from the bike. If you don’t have Look pedals – your shoe needs to be “SPD” or “clipless”.

SPD in short terms – is a 2-hole type of pedal. You will need to unscrew just 2 bolts to get the shoes out of the bike.

How does it Work?

Well, there are two ways how to remove peloton shoes from Look pedals:

Remove the pedals:

  1. Disconnect the plastic cleat at the bottom of the peloton shoe and remove it from the bike pedal.

  2. Then push down and hold the metal bar, which fits into the pedal body at a certain angle (about 45 degrees).

  3. And then lift up your peloton shoes out of the pedals by holding the metal bar.

OR Remove the Bolts:

  1. Loosen both bolts for a few turns with a 4mm Allen key.

  2. Pull your peloton shoes from inside out, by holding at the pedal end part of the shoe.

Remove SPD pedals is very similar to that with Look pedals – disconnect plastic cleat at the bottom of shoes and then push down the metal bar at 45 degrees, while lifting up your shoes by holding pedal end part.

It is the same mechanism both pedal types use to attach shoes to pedal bodies. Then proceed towards the next step:

Undo the Straps on each Shoe:

  1. First loosen the velcro strap on the top of your shoe, and then remove it from the pedal. (if you don’t have velcro straps – skip this step)

  2. Loosen the 2nd velcro strap, which is situated at the lower part of peloton shoes and pull it out of the pedal end part. (You can also use a rubber band to fix the second shoe strap on the pedal).

Gently lift up one side of the Bike and Slide it out from under your Foot:

  1. Remove the plastic cleat on the bottom of the shoe (you can cover it with some electrical tape).

  2. Use your body weight to lift one end of the bike up and pull out one pedal underneath your foot.

  3. Repeat this step with another pedal, then gently lower down the bike.

Now you can slide the peloton shoes out from under your feet. If your pedal is too tight – you may need to use a hammer with a rubber cover to make it easier

Repeat for another side:

  1. Use the same steps – remove the shoe, undo the straps and lift up one end of the bike up.

  2. Repeat this step with another pedal, then gently lower down the bike.

Now you can slide peloton shoes out from under your feet.

Place your shoes back onto the Pedal, Tighten straps to secure them in Place:

  1. First tighten the velcro straps back in place on side of the bike you just removed shoes from.

  2. Then put plastic cleat back in the shoe, so it will fit tightly to the pedal. if don’t have cleats – use electrical tape.

  3. Tighten pedal axle bolts with a 4mm Allen key.

  4. Then put back the pedal, tighten axle bolts with a 6mm Allen key and replace your shoe inside it.

Cleats Get Caught In Clip fewer Pedals For What Reason??

Peloton shoes have a plastic cleat at the bottom, which gets inserted into a Look or SPD pedal.

That metal bar is pretty tricky to remove from the pedal itself because it’s engineered so cleverly that doesn’t allow shoes to be easily removed from pedals.

But why? Peloton insists on those metal bars are for your safety, because you can’t accidentally slip off the pedal with them.

Peloton also has a security system to stop the bike completely if somebody tries to ride it without shoes. So don’t worry, you’re safe on this one. Luckily, they have thought of everything!

A Simple Guide into Peloton Cleats Installation:

The cleats should be facing forward, towards the toes, at first. To match the peloton cleats, three holes should be on your cleat plate at the bottom of your shoes. Two close together and one further away. The further away this last hole is, the more angle you will be placed on your feet (making them “heel out”).

The easiest way to make sure your peloton shoes cleats are always lined up correctly with the pedal – move your front/back screws until you get it ‘right’, then mark your screw hole positions with a pen, then tighten the pedals to the bike.

  1. First loosen both screws on your peloton shoes that are holding in place the cleat plate

  2. Take out that same cleat’s pins (if you can’t – skip it)

  3. Put back the cleats’ pins back in the peloton shoes with holes facing upwards, so it’s easy to slide them onto the pedal.

  4. Put peloton shoes on the bike pedals and make sure they sit tight by testing if you can move shoe/cleat a few millimetres from side to side.

  5. Tighten both screws back into place.

  6. Done! Now tighten pedals’ axle bolts with a 6mm Allen key. Enjoy your day, ride strong! 😉

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