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Atac release angle question.(5 posts)

Atac release angle question.KorbinCage
Aug 24, 2002 5:26 AM
Do you people have your atac cleats set at the 15 degree release or the 20.(I have the older cleats). Just wondering if I should worry about a quick release or staying in them. And please dont give me the "whatever's right for you" response. I just want to see what everone else is doing, Im a follower.
re: Atac release angle question.ferrul
Aug 25, 2002 8:38 AM
I have mine set at 15. Though, I tried both and dont really notice a difference between the two. Though I saw the new cleats are like 13 and 18, I think. Has any tried them, any easier getting out?
15 Degree release angle... (and another question)Steve_O
Aug 26, 2002 6:14 AM
I run them at 15 degree release angle which is the quicker of the two options (I think that's right?!?)... Works fine for me...

Personally I haven't tried them at 20 degrees but once I wear down my next set of cleats I am thinking about simply swapping the cleats on my shoes to get some more life out of them (moving the cleat on the left shoe to the right shoe and vice versa). Since you really only wear out one side of the cleat (in my case the 15 degree side) it seems I could reverse the cleats and get some more life from them...

Anyone else ever do this?

Steve-O (Just being a cheapskate!)

Note - sells a shaved version of the Time cleats. If you end up having a tough time adapting to your new ATACs then you might consider firing up the bench grinder and making some modifications...
15 Degree release angle... (and another question)atpjunkie
Aug 26, 2002 6:46 PM
run 15 as well, and yes for you cheapskates (me too) you can get extra life by flipping them. (I tend to put them on my beater go to the grocery shoes)
Whatever's right for... oh....triangleforge
Aug 27, 2002 6:22 AM
I've got them on three pairs of shoes, and I'm pretty sure they're all at the 20 degree release; to tell the truth, I think the only thought I put into it was to notice that the instructions said that one should use the 15 degree setting until used to clipless pedals. I suspect I picked 20 out of pure vanity.

That said, I've used them both ways, and can't discern any real difference -- which isn't to say there is none. I haven't had any problem with either accidental release or getting stuck in either position. I do tend to put a lot of weight on my right hand on the top tube on dismounts -- and try to unweight my left (clipped in) foot almost completely -- which makes release a whole lot easier.