Best Peloton Bike Pedal Replacements Reviewed By Rob
When it comes to Peloton pedals, it’s a personal thing, and everyone likes different styles because they will give you a different experience. I want to use a few different types depending on what I’m training for. Not all shoes work the same, and some will not work with certain pedals. In this article, I want to run through the different types of pedal attachments and some excellent replacements you can use on your Peloton Bike Plus and Original.
Current Pedal Types
The first style you will see on many bikes is the standard Flat pedals. These accessories do not require clip-in shoes and can be ridden with any flat trainer. They offer lots of movement and typically have a strap to hold your foot in place when riding.
The next is what we call an SPD Pedal; these are the small metal clips that you find standard on the flip side of some pedals or quite commonly found on mountain bikes. They attach via a small metal piece on the bottom of a clip in the shoe with two bolts. This is called a cleat. They have a large amount of float, which means they can move side to side without unclipping.
The last is Look and Delta. These are the small three-bolt cleats, and they are generally used on road bikes. Some refer to these as SPD-SL, but they are slightly different. They are a little more unique because you can adjust the float by using other colored bike cleats, which are made of plastic.
Tips and Advice for Peloton Bike Pedals
Firstly make sure when you come to take them off, you are undoing them in the right direction; pedals have a particular thread, and you can end up tightening it too much and having some awful issues trying to remove them after they have been too tight.
Secondly, make sure you get the left on the left and the right on the right. You can strip the pedal thread if you get this wrong, and parts not only can be expensive for spinning bikes they can be tough to find. I have come across many people who have had to wait months for this error and paid a fortune for specific parts.
When fitting your new pedals, I’d use a torque wrench and make sure they are tightened up to the correct torque. Also, add some grease to the pedal thread to ensure they don’t seize onto the bike. This will make sure when you next come to take them off. It will be a two-minute job and not a two-hour job.
When using pedals like this, sometimes when you change the cleat or use them as flats, they can raise the height of the pedals, so it will, in turn, make your saddle feel way too low. Make sure that you’re sitting at the right height when making changes between Peloton cleats and shoes.
Keep the old pedals if they still work. I have found that as I have upgraded my bikes, I have let the pedals go with them and ended up having to buy more. It’s a good habit to keep the old ones in case you sell the bike so you can put them on. When you buy a high-end bike, it’s a widespread practice that it will come without pedals as this is a very personal thing to the rider.
Check your pedals for play regularly, as if the shaft is loose, they can fall off. It’s worth just every few months trying to wiggle your pedals from side to side to make sure they have no play. If they do, they will need a service, or you might need a new set.
Remember that you don’t have to change your Peloton pedals to ride the bike with regular athletic shoes. All you would need to be able to use your Peloton bike with your standard gym shoes is a pair of Peloton pedal adapters that I have listed in the mentioned links. You just clip them into your standard Peloton pedals and there you have the surface to ride the bike with regular shoes.
Spinner Trio QR Spin Pedals
Spinning is a brand, and they produce many quality products that see the indoor cycling market. They haven’t messed about when it comes to these pedals. They are amazing. Not only do they come into play looking the part, but they perform.
They come in a lot of different options. Firstly they come in two other threads, and if that doesn’t suit you also have the option of the threadless choice. This means no matter what bike you might change too. These will be available to adjust to. As far as options for riding, you have a capacity for flat pedals, Look/Delta, and SPD, so they cover everything you will need for whatever shoe may be on the market. The Flat option has a strap too, which is nice.
The quality, as mentioned before, is fantastic and, like any spinner product on the market, will last a long time with very little maintenance. As far as price goes, they are not cheap. They do come in at the higher end of the market. They come with a year warranty, and that’s expected on something like this.
Will fit all Shoes
Venzo Peloton Pedals
The Vento is a pedal that offers a lot for very little, and I like that. It may not have a big brand name, but it’s still one to speak about.
They will cover you for all your spinning needs, the SPD, The Look, Delta, SPD-SL, and the flat option with a toe strap ability. It has a standard pedal thread, so it will fit 99% of bikes on the market.
The quality is high, and they have put time into the design. For example, the patterning on the flat option is incredible, and it has a nice flared look to it with stealth coloring. I prefer the style compared to the Spinner. The price is half the amount of the Spinner, and I love the fact they have made this price point open to everyone. They also offer double the warranty, which is impressive.
It Will fit all pedal types
2 Year Warranty
Only one thread option
VP-S3 Bike Pedals
The VP-S3 is a pedal made in Taiwan and is a very classic-looking pedal, and I like the fact it has that edge. Firstly they are much cheaper than the other but still offer all the great features and more.
They have a standard pedal thread and will cover you for all the clip-in options SPD and Delta, Look. They also have the Flat option with a toe strap. It will cover everything you need.
They are made of high-quality steel and have sealed bearings that are made to a commercial standard. The quality is good, and they will last a lot of sessions on the bike. They come in a little cheaper than the Venzo and under half the price of the Spinner Trio. They are incredible value for money. They offer a lifetime warranty, but it is limited, and it only covers you if they break. Any other reason, such as wear and tear, will not be covered.
All options for cleats and flats
Although the warranty is good, it’s limited.
BV Bike Dual Pedals
The BV bike pedals are a great pedal and have a few differences from the other pedals, which I like. Firstly they look like proper pedals, and they look very modern.
Secondly, they will give you the option of Look Delta or Shimano SPD cleats. These will not cover you if you want the ability to run flat pedals. The quality is high, and they are straightforward to adjust the tension on the spring inside to tighten the pedals up.
They are mid on the price point, coming in about $100, which I thought was about right. The warranty will give you a total of 1 year, which is pretty standard on a product like this.
Only SPD and Look Delta
A Final Verdict
All these pedals are great value for money, and it’s been tough to decide which one I think the undecided should go for. I love being clipped in, but I also love the fact I could have a friend round to have a go on my bike too, so it has to be a set with all three options. The Spinner is relatively high in price, and I like my pedals to look great, so the final choice for myself would be Venzo, they may not be the cheapest, but they look great and have all the options at such a low price.
If you’re really looking to upgrade your pedals to something really special check out the article here on our best power meter pedals for your spinning bike.