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    pedal bearing tension

    Excuse my possible incorrect terminology. I have some wellgo b132 pedals and when you go to spin them by hand they definitely do not spin very freely. Should they spin as freely as say your wheels? Wondering if this is something that can be adjusted? And if it effects your pedaling power/efficiency?

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    it can and should be adjusted...


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    the bolt/end cap on the outside of the pedal, i am guessing thats what adjusts it, and i just loosen it? I wont have to worry about them falling apart on the trail? lol and how freely should i allow them to spin? will this get my cadence up?

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    Really? Someone please get me out of the AM forum!

    Platforms shouldn't spin freely because you want to be able to get your feet back on them in the same position when you leave them. Last thing you want is a spinning pedal when you're in the gnar or catching no footer airs.

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    noted, i havent played with them yet but i will find a happy medium. im certain they are not spinning freely enough, i will be careful not to set them "too spinny" though

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    my Point 1's don't spin a lot, and i wouldn't want them too. don't confuse that with not spinning smoothly.

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    they definitely spin smoothly. just not very freely. i noticed when i watched this video, around the 20-25 second area, that mine are probably not set as ideally as possible

    Mike Hopkins in Kelowna Video - Pinkbike.com

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    if they are new they are not going to spin much because of the grease....

    under load (you on pedals) they will spin freely...that is what you want

    if rebuilding them....don't overtighten...just snug
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