Bont Cycling logo
Bont Cycling logo

All articles

Cleat and Sole T-NutsUpdated 2 years ago

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.

If the bolt and t-nut are completely seized, it may require the head of the bolt to be drilled out. This can be performed at home if you are confident with a drill or Dremel or alternatively visit a local bike store to assist.

Note, cleat t-nuts can be replaced 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 Stik'n Seal or equivalent. 

Be advised, our Riot, Riot+ and Motion series have a fabric bottom and therefore their t-nuts are not able to be changed. Please reach out to our team at [email protected] and our team can advise possible solutions. 

Replacement cleat and sole t-nuts can be purchased through a retailer found by contacting your country distributor or our online store.

The below parts are required for t-nut replacement.

Vaypor S, Vaypor+, Zero+ and Crono MK2 = Cleat T-Nuts Stainless Steel

Helix = Helix Cleat T-Nuts

Was this article helpful?