That depends on which side of our SPD compatible pedal you choose.
EX3 models have dual: toe cage and SPD, Sport models have toe cages but you can upgrade: dual pedal set.
If you choose to use the toe cage side, wear athletic shoes. We recommend as hard of a sole as possible. Never ride in open toed shoes, slippers, flip flops, or barefoot.
If you choose to use our clip-in option on the reverse side of pedal, use SPD cleats on the bottom of your SPD (Shimano ® Pedaling Dynamics) compatible cycling shoe.
The recommended cleats are standard SPD 2-bolt cleats (type SH56)
Single release cleats allows for a smoother dismount as it involves a foot-twist-release as opposed to pull-up-release.
Position your cleats to how your feet naturally fall - straight, inwards, outwards and keep adjusting until comfortable.
Refer to the Beginners On Demand class for more tips on your riding form.
----please do not remove the toe cages as this will compromise the function of the SPD clips-----
Echelon video: How to clip in video
If having adjusted your shoe cleats and pedal clips you are still experiencing problems with clipping in, try wearing your shoes and clipping in the opposite foot to pedal, eg try stepping your right foot shoe into the left pedal. If it doesn't clip in, there is a problem with the cleat.
Feet in toe cages & loose cleats: Feet and pedal position video
If the clips are too tight, you can make very small adjustments with a 3mm allen key (hex key)
Adjust carefully so the bolt doesn't come away from the nut underneath. If loosened too much, the spring mechanism will become undone and prove difficult to put back.
To tighten a loose clip that is 'rocking', turn the pedal upside down.
The arms of the spring may be caught under the screw, this can be gently manoeuvred with a flat-head screwdriver
If your cleats get stuck in the clips, there is a simple method of manually releasing the clip to free them using the hex key:
Although the following videos are not specific to Echelon Connect bikes, they will offer an idea of what is required for you to conduct further research: