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    Clipless issues, looking for input.

    I just received my second pair of clipless shoes and I'm having an issues getting them release from the pedals. My first pair I had to grind away a lot of the tread to get them to clip. These clip just fine, I guess, but getting them to release is a major battle. It looks like I'm going to need to do some work on the the bottom of this pair as well.

    Is this normal or am I missing something?

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    What pedals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    What pedals?
    Shimano XT M785

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    The shoes are Mavic Rush


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    Have you tried adjusting the tension so they release easier? Also there are two types of shimano cleats the silver ones allow you to pull back to release, the black ones only release under side pressure. I use the silver ones because I can get out much quicker when I really need to.
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    The tension is as loose as it can be, worked fine with my old shoes. I'm using the black cleat.

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    With the tension set so loose the cleat has more room to move before it will disengage. This means you'll have to rotate your heel out further to unclip.

    Another problem arises if the cleat is offset to to close to the tread. However, this would make engaging the cleat difficult.

    Using a door frame to balance, practice uncilpping at different tensions to find the one that works best for you.

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    I passed the shoes off to my son, they fit him much better since I have a freakishly high instep, and he tried them out on my old clipless pedals. They worked much better with the old then the new. Which makes me wonder if it's just not the combo of new cleats and new pedals.

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    New cleats are definitely stiff and need time to break in. I have Mavic Scree shoes they have the same tread as yours, I use 1 spacer and multi release sm56 cleats and it works fantastic ...

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    I picked up a pair of Diadora X-Trail 2 Carbons, (a true high volume shoe even though it's not advertised that way) coupled with a set of the multi directional cleats works great. No breaking in needed. Now if the trails would stop resembling chunky peanut butter maybe I could get some riding in.




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    They look quite nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anglenasalt View Post
    I have a freakishly high instep, and he tried them out on my old clipless pedals. They worked much better with the old then the new. What pedals?
    I thought I responded to this earlier. I guess it didn't go through. Sorry.

    To answer your question, Shimano PD-M530.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    They look quite nice...
    Yeah, I dig'em, just wish they had more of toe cap like the Mavics. I can just see myself finishing a ride with my to sticking out of the end of my shoe.

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