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SPD-SL is harder to clip out of than SPD (MTB style), it's just a fact of how it was designed. It improves slightly with time but it will never be as easy as SPD.
If you are talking about the pedal and pedal spindle(metal piece that threads into the crank arm from the pedal), then yes you are most likely are just going to need to replace the pedals which should be fairly straightforward.
I have had similar issues with numb feeling in my toes. Have tried my cleats in every possible position but it did not help. My local bicycle shop owner suggested some arch supports, he thought it had to do do with me having quite an high arch that pressing it down that much interrupted the blood flow. Since I have arch supports I have not had any numb toes ...
There is probably a combination of things that can help. Periodically getting your weight off can help as can making sure your pedaling stroke includes ankle flexion. In my experience, that helps a lot with circulation in my feet. Obviously, you'll want to make sure your shoes are not laced or velcro-ed too tight. I will often stand in the pedals and do ...
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in regards to the efficiency advantage of clipless pedals there are a few things to keep in mind. first off, we are converting reciprocating motion to rotational motion. secondly, that this conversion has different force vectors throughout the 360 degrees of rotation. and finally, the reciprocating component, your leg, is comprised of three constantly ...
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