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Speedplay cleat question(4 posts)

Speedplay cleat questionspookyload
Jul 18, 2001 6:28 PM
I recently upgraded to speedplay pedals from my MTB Time ATAC pedals. Big upgrade in performance, but now I am getting hotspots on the outside part of my right foot. The shoe is the SIDI Energy shoe on the standard sole setting(not stiff), and the Mtn shoe was the Domintator 2, so the sole stiffness is similar. I have the cleat positioned so that my foot is as outboard on the pedal as I can get it. The pedal axle is directly under the ball of my foot. I have checked seat height, and it is fine. I even loosened the shoe on one ride thinking the shoe was too tight, but that still didn't help. Will moving the pedal inboard make any difference? I like my foot outboard since it is a similar foot position to my Time pedals on my Mtn bike, but maybe the time pedal supported that position better. Any pedal expertise would be appreciated.
re: Speedplay cleat questionCanidraftyou
Jul 19, 2001 11:03 AM
I have my cleats set different than you and have no problem, but my shoulders are very wide and felt that my feet should be more outside than in, I have tried both, wider is better for me. I have Sidi Mega's and the sole is nice, stiffness is better than the Shimano shoe I had prior. Dont be afraid to try something new, but get it right soon as you can. You need to find what works and stay with it. It effects everything. Your desire to cycle and how long you cycle. It aslo can work your muscles different, simply by changing how you pedal or even foot position. I know, that I would like to keep working the same muscles each time I get on my bike. One thing you need to keep in mind, when Climbing hills its a good idea to bring your knees in when setting, its harder to do that when your feet are already in. Try outside, it can make you a better climber. It did me.

Thats my two cents worth,

Peace out
Cleat Adjustment...biknben
Jul 19, 2001 6:48 PM
I think your feet are too far out on the pedal. I don't think your feet are flat. Because you have the cleat positioned on the inside of the shoe your not getting enough suuport on the outside. Your foot is rolling toward the outside putting more pressure on the outside of your foot. Adjusting the cleat to place your foot over the center of the pedal may help alieviate this problem.
Thanks for the helpspookyload
Jul 19, 2001 10:44 PM
I moved it so my foot is closer to the crank arm, and it really seemed to help. I think it might have just been putting my foot too far out with no support. I rode for a couple hours today, and didn't seem to notice any cramping or pain in my foot. Thanks to everyone for their input.