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Crank Brothers Cleat Tool Makes Any Cleat Install Easier

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Sometimes it’s the little things that stand out, and Crank Brothers’ booth highlight was this new Cleat Tool. Designed to fit their own cleats (obvi), as well as SPD and Time cleats, it helps you hold them in position while tightening the bolts.

The tool snaps onto the cleat, so you don’t have to keep holding it in place. When it’s time to crank down on the bolts, it gives you more leverage so the cleat doesn’t twist on the shoe, messing up your perfectly calibrated placement.

crank brothers cleat tool shown snapped onto a mountain bike shoe cleat

The prongs on the side have four distinct depth measurements, all with 1mm variations, so you can check your shoes’ tread heights. This helps you determine if you need to use spacers under your cleats (or not). The dots on each corner tell you the depth in millimeters.

The Crank Brothers Cleat Tool price is just $5.99, and it’ll be available in July…unless you buy a pair of Crank Brothers shoes (update: or pedals!). We found out they’ll be including them with new shoes (and pedals!) starting in late May as a bonus surprise when purchased directly from Crank Brothers’ website.

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Josh
Josh
6 days ago

More pedals brands need to do this.

Larry Falk
Larry Falk
6 days ago

Looks great, especially for the price!

thehill
thehill
5 days ago

having just switched to Hope, i’m Hopeing it works for those too.
Ergon do stuff in this space and have considered that before, but mainly for Speedplay and i was thoroughly confused by their compatibility so never took the leap.
feels like there has been a massive gap for something like this for ages, so hope it works as expected

Ashok Captain
Ashok Captain
9 hours ago
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Vaguely recollect that ERGON had one version for 3 bolt and another for MTB.

Exodux
5 days ago

This appears to be a nice and helpful tool that most riders( those who do their own repairs and such) should own, and at $6, why not?

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