All you need to know before installing the pedals on your new bike.
Assembling your new bike is one of the most exciting tasks ever, we agree. One of the components you’ll need to install upon receiving your new bike are your pedals, follow this step-by-step guide and you’ll be pedalling in no time!
The tool needed for this job is the supplied 15mm pedals spanner.
Installing the pedals may seem like an easy job, but there are some things you should keep in mind to avoid any grief.
The most important thing to note is that while your right pedal has a standard thread, your left pedal comes with a reverse thread. What this means is that differently from the right pedal, you’ll need to screw the left pedal counter-clockwise in order to tighten it.
We recommend preparing the pedals threads with a dab of grease and starting the thread by hand. This will avoid damage to the pedal and crank arm threads and make it easier to remove the pedals when the time comes to replace, clean or service them.
Once we’ve threaded most of the way in by hand we can then use the 15mm pedal spanner to torque them, making sure it’s quite tight.
And there you have it, how to properly install the pedals on your new bike. Feel free to contact us in case you have any questions or concerns and happy riding!