One of the clubs I go to has recently changed our spinning bikes, they ditched the Kiesers and now using brand new Star Trac spinners.
They causing me one big problem. I use SPD cleats on them.
When I clip in, they go in very easy...too easy for my liking...well what I mean is when I use bikes like Kiesers in the past, they clip in and you can hear the cleat makes that "snapping clip" noise, they are a tight fit and your shoes are in solid and safe...this is not the case with Star Trac.
When I clip into these new spinners, I can slide my shoe a little bit to side to side, this is bad. Because when we on a track which involves fast sprinting, my shoes pops out, and it's gone and happen on a few of those bikes I used, it not just the one or two. This is really getting unsafe, fortunate I can able to lift my leg up to clear from the free spinning crank/pedal and while I apply the brake on the flywheel quickly...imagine what would happen if I had an instructor who took the class and did hill climb sprints while standing up
I don't know yet if any others at my gym having these problems, as at the moment i'm in the morning classes for a while (shift work) and other ppl who also use them are often in the evening classes. But I can't believe I not the only person there having these problems...more or less, ain't most SPD cleats are the same aren't they?
I never ever had any problems on other bikes in the past and I use a few different ones now.
Any anybody come across these problems before?
Is there something I can get for my cleats to stop this?
I really don't want to go back to trainers....that would be hell!!