I bought my first pair of clipless bike shoes (Northwave MTB) and pedals (Shimano 8100). The connection is SPD, since they're MTB shoes.
I had them show me in the store how to connect and disconnect the shoes:
- to connect: first push the cleats forward into the pedal and then press down hard on the heel of the shoe to connect the back part
- to disconnect: push down hard on the heel of the shoe and then rotate the heel outward
I didn't manage to get it working in the store and after a while I decided to try it at home, since I wanted to leave the store due to a long time in an enclosed space in these Covid times.
My question is: is it possible to break the cleats/shoes/pedals if I do the motions wrong? If so, what do I want to do (apart from the motions listed above), and what do I NOT want to do?
Thanks for the help and any other suggestions!