Cleat Key

(2 customer reviews)


Brand: Bike Energy Lab

Optimize your cycling shoe cleat position, rotation, and float range with this easy-to-use cleat positioning tool.  The Cleat Key is the bike tool that every cyclist needs!

Updated Version 2 is now in stock!

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The Cleat Key is the only tool designed to accurately set and quantify the most important part of your bike cleat position: the rotation angle. Duplicate the setting on different pairs of shoes or on a new pair with ease.

A properly positioned cleat ensures maximum power and performance and decreases the risk of injury. An incorrectly placed cleat can result in sub-optimal performance and injury.

Take control of your cleat fit!

Cleat Key Benefits

  • Accurately quantify the rotation angle of your cleats
  • Easily duplicate your optimal cleat position between different cycling shoes
  • Remove the painful trial and error process of cleat positioning
  • Reduce the instance of injury
  • Increase power and performance

GIF of Cleat Key Rotation Setup








Cleat Key Features

  • Robust construction made from aircraft quality components
  • Constructed from environmentally-friendly PMMA OM92 acrylic and aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum alloy
  • The Cleat Key’s transparent base allows for accurate execution of the cleat fitting process
  • The result of 10 years of product development
  • Tested and validated on numerous cyclists
    • The protocol has already been used to set up the cleats of hundreds of cyclists, from beginner to elite, including over 80 qualifiers to Ironman, IM 70.3, and UCI road cycling world championship events.

Cleat Key in Action - Removing the Cleat Key


The Cleat Key is designed to work with Look Keo and Shimano SPD-SL road cycling cleats, and road shoes that have a 3-hole road cleat bolt pattern*. These include:

  • Look Keo
  • Look Delta
  • Shimano SPD-SL (road-type)
  • PowerTap P1 and P2
  • Favero Assioma (both Look and Shimano-type)
  • Garmin
  • Exustar and Wellgo cleats made to be compatible with Look and Shimano road pedals
  • NOT suitable for use with TIME cleats.

Use this tool, in conjunction with the designer’s Cleat Key Protocol, to properly install a bike cleat, and most importantly, set the correct cleat rotation angle.

Written instructions are here, or see below for video instructions





Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions12.5 × 9.5 × 2 in

2 reviews for Cleat Key

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    This device allows precise angular setting of cleats. Heel in and heel out explanations are helpful for angle to select. I log all settings and repeat virtual rides to determine which is best. Since I use zero float cleats, my foot is not moving all around negating any angle you set. However, I wish there was a better way of marking your foot bone positions to the outside of the shoe–seems rather hit and miss.

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