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How to Unclip Peloton Shoes?

Written by John Tomac

Ever since the COVID lockdowns, home workouts have gained immense popularity. A lot of people started using Peloton bikes at homes for fitness. These bikes come with Peloton shoes which you clip on before cycling. It is quite easy to put the Peloton shoes on. However, some people struggle with taking them off. If you are one of those people who want to know how to unclip Peloton shoes, you have come to the right place. This article will give you a complete, step-by-step guide on how to unclip Peloton shoes.

Peloton is a great bike for home workouts. It is durable and made of quality materials. The brand offers built-in exercise programs which are follow along. This is a treat for home workout enthusiasts as the workout videos are straightforward and easy to follow. Peloton has become really popular in the last couple of years. Peloton shoes enhance the cycling experience by keeping the foot stable and providing the perfect fit. It is easy to clip and unclip the shoes. However, we have noticed that some people do struggle to unclip Peloton shoes after the workout. This comprehensive guide will help you unclip your Peloton shoes at home with ease with minimal equipment.

How to unclip Peloton shoes after a workout

Follow the following steps to unclip and remove Peloton shoes after your workout.

Step 1: Bring the bike to a complete stop:

It is always recommended to stop the bike completely before getting off the bike or unclipping your Peloton shoes. Apply brakes or alternatively, press the resistance/emergency stop button to halt the bike completely.

Step 2: Twist the resistance knob

Once the bike has completely stopped, use your dominant foot and come to a 6’o clock position. Once you are in this position, you need to twist the resistance knob clockwise. This will tighten the pedal in position and allow you to easily unclip the Peloton shoes.

Step 3: Take out your feet from the Peloton shoes

Now that the bike’s pedals are static, you can take out your feet from the Peloton shoes with ease. This is how you would unclip Peloton shoes after a workout in normal conditions.

How to unclip Peloton shoes when stuck

In some instances, the Peloton shoes may get stuck when you’re taking them out. If you want to know how to unclip Peloton shoes when stuck, follow the following steps:

Step 1: Bring the bike to a stop and remove shoes from the feet

Follow the above steps and bring the bike to a complete stop. After this, it is advisable to take your feet out of the shoes so that you can unclip Peloton shoes with ease.

Step 2: Twist the resistance knob to the right

By turning the resistance knob to the right, you will ensure that the pedals are immobile. This will make it easy for you in the next step to unclip the Peloton shoes.

Step 3: Move the pedals to 12’O clock position

You will be needing to unscrew the Peloton shoes pedals. For that, you need to move the pedals to a 12’o clock position.

Step 4: Unscrew the pedal with a wrench

You need to get a 4mm Allen wrench. Once you have it, and the pedals are in a 12’o clock position, you need to slowly start unscrewing the pedal. Once the pedal is loose enough, you can unclip your Peloton shoes.


Hopefully by now, you would have been able to unclip your Peloton shoes. We gave you two scenarios. First one was the normal one explaining how you would unclip your Peloton shoes after a workout. The second scenario is the one where your feet may get stuck. In that scenario, all you need is a 4mm wrench and just follow the steps mentioned above to unclip Peloton shoes.

About the author

John Tomac

John Tomac is a retired American professional cyclist who is considered one of the greatest mountain bikers of all time.

He won numerous national and international titles during his career and also competed in road racing events such as the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia.

Tomac now works as a coach and commentator and is also involved in charitable organizations that support disadvantaged youth and promote the sport of cycling.

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