Clipless Pedals for Lighter Riders

Clipless Pedals for Lighter Cyclists

This is a guest post from my good friend Darryl at Loving The Bike Blog

If you’re a cycling lightweight like me then you just might want to make a change to the pedals you’re using on your bike.  I’m 125 pounds and if you’re around that weight or lighter you’re going to want to tune into the video below.  It wasn’t until I did a recent Cycling 360 podcast with Victor that I found out that they even make pedals for the lighter cyclist, but I know now how they can definitely affect your performance.

Prior to getting these new Look pedals, I always had trouble un-clipping while on my bike.  Many times I had to try yanking my shoe out a few times before finally becoming free.  Clipping in wasn’t as difficult, but seeing now how simple it can be I realize that it wasn’t quite so smooth.  All pedals are definitely not created equally and I put this little video together explaining my experiences with making the shift.

Bicycle Fit

I also including a few words on the importance of getting a good bike fit and how much effect it can have on your cycling.  Now whether you get a fit done by Victor or some other professional, it’s something you definitely need to get done.  Enjoy the video and let me know if you have any questions about the pedals. Please leave a comment in this post and I will respond.



What do you think? Have you ever struggled with Clipless pedals?


Darryl Kotyk blogs about cycling lifestyle over at, is a co-host of the Cycling 360 Podcast, and a co-conspirator of the Twitter bike chat called #bikeschool.  He believes that Family and Bikes are all that matter in life, and that the rest is just simply stuff.  Read more about what he has to say on his website or follow him on Twitter, Facebook, or G+ for more interaction.


  1. lovingthebike says

    Thanks again for the advice on the pedals, Victor.  I hope this post and video help other people learn about the advantages of the right pedal as well.

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