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Hot spots while riding X-2's(6 posts)

Hot spots while riding X-2'sflynavy
Jul 10, 2001 8:46 PM
I currently ride X-2's on Nike shoes. About 15-20 miles into a ride, I get a hot/numb spot on my right foot, up by my toes. It seems to only affect my outer 2 toes. I have tried different insoles, different cleat poistions, etc. If anyone has any ideas, please help.
LOOK for another pedal, you'll have a better TIME ;) (nm)peloton
Jul 10, 2001 10:09 PM
I also HAD that!carbonguy
Jul 10, 2001 10:16 PM
I got something called a "big meat wedge" they fit right under your cleat at barely lift the inside of your cleat it totally worked for me!
Before this turns into a SP bashing thread...biknben
Jul 10, 2001 10:34 PM
...Try another pedal and see if the problem continues.

I would also recommend having someone ride behind you and tell you if your foot seems to roll to the outside. If you're foot is tilted towards the outside you may be cramping the outside of your foot and causing the numbness in your outer toes.

My $.02: The X-series pedal looks small but the cleat is large. The pedal doesn't even touch your shoe. All the force goes through the cleat. The large cleat is spreading out the forces. I think too many people see that small pedal and immediately assume it's the cause of their problem.
re: Hot spots while riding X-2'sDrD
Jul 11, 2001 5:24 AM
I had this issue with my X/2's when I changed shoes - turned out the cleat mounting position was a little different on the new shoes, and placed them a little too far inboard (causing my foot to roll over the pedal, placing pressure on the outside of the foot) - the solution was to reposition the cleat further outwards onto the shoe - problem solved!

If you have already tried that, it may just be that the shoes are a little narrow for you, too.
re: Hot spots while riding X-2'sjschrotz
Jul 11, 2001 2:03 PM
It could also be that the soles of the shoes are lacking adequate stiffness. If the sole is too soft, you're going to feel the body of the pedal much more on your foot. A stiff sole will isolate the foot from the pedal.