Cleat and Sole T-Nuts
Bont Cycling cleat and sole pad t-nuts are designed to ‘bite’ into the sole of the shoe when your cleats or pads are affixed.
That said, sometimes the t-nut can spin making it a little difficult to remove if the existing bolts have not been sufficiently greased during installation.
The best way to remove our cleat or sole t-nuts is to either use a pair of circlip pliers from the inside of the shoe (to hold the t-nut in place) or to use a pair of needle nose pliers under the head of the bolt and pull upwards as you unscrew it.
Note, this is easily performed on our Vaypor S, Vaypor+, Helix, Zero+ and Crono models as the t-nuts are visible underneath the innersole. Loose or spinning t-nuts can be glued into the base using a contact adhesive like Gorilla Clear Grip, Loctite Skin'n Seal or equivalent.
Our Riot and Riot+ series have a fabric bottom. If you need to change the t-nuts on these shoes, you will need to make an incision into the fabric to get to the t-nuts.
Replacement cleat and sole t-nuts can be purchased through a retailer found by contacting your country distributor or our online store.