Gear

Shoes and Pedals

Buying Shoes & Pedals can seem like quite an investment, but what a difference they make!

Once you have made the decision to upgrade to “clipless” pedals and some cycling shoes, you will be amazed at the immediate improvement to your cycling performance.They work in a way very similar to ski bindings; there are 2 ‘hooks’ on the pedal, one of which is spring-loaded. The ‘cleats’ on the bottom of the shoe clip into the pedal and are held by the spring-loaded hook. To take your foot off the pedal, simply twist your foot and it will be released. (In the same way that if you fall when skiing, your skis come off the boots when you twist your feet) Luckily, you don’t have to fall off your bike to get your feet off the pedals!
 
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There are two general types of shoes & pedals; road and mountain. There are a few basic differences between the two.Road shoes are usually very lightweight and also very stiff in the sole of the shoe. They are designed for best performance when pedalling; using a large cleat and without tread on the bottom of the shoe. Only to be used on the bike!At Wolfi’s we offer the Latest Keo Fit Adjustment Technology. This allows us the most accurate cleat fitting available.

Mountain bike shoes are usually best for the recreational rider, and can even be used on good quality “spin” bikes. This type of shoe allows you to walk around if you need to as they use a smaller cleat that is recessed into the tread of the shoe. Don’t think this means that all mountain bike shoes are big and heavy, the top models are very much like their road cousins; carbon soled and very lightweight.The main shoe brand carried in the shop is from Scott. Over the years Scott has used their knowledge of winter sports and accessories, along with their first-class manufacturing of carbon fibre, to produce some of the best cycling shoes in the world.

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To match this quality, we only stock the best pedals from Time, Shimano and Time. There is sure to be a pedal and shoe combination that is ideal for you! If you are using them for the first time, ask to practice on our indoor trainer. You can see first-hand how to clip in and out and see how the pedals and shoes really feel.
Let us know if you have any questions or need help choosing a system that is right for you.
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