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Speedplay Question(9 posts)

Speedplay QuestionDCP
Feb 6, 2002 2:19 PM
I am thinking about abandoning my SPD's and getting Speedplay X-2's. Some time ago I had a problem with my knee which I cured by changing the lateral position of the cleat to more my foot outward. Can the position of the X-2 cleat be moved laterally or is it fixed?
yesDog
Feb 6, 2002 3:27 PM
The cleat can be moved on the shoe about 1/4 inch laterally.

Doug
Speedplay Questionbooner
Feb 7, 2002 9:21 AM
What does moving the cleat laterally do for you? I'm a newbie and I have the cleat at the top of the shoe (ignorance). Seems okay but having nothing to compare it to I have no idea.
PositioningDCP
Feb 7, 2002 9:54 AM
I moved my cleat position in response to knee pain. I read up on possible causes of knee pain and incorrect lateral positioning was one of the potential causes.

I don't know enough to answer your question on cleat position. I suggest you post your question as a new topic and the knowledgeable people will respond.
lateral positioningTig
Feb 7, 2002 9:56 AM
I'm assuming that DCP needs to position one foot further away from the bike to alleviate knee pain. In this case, a special need can be compensated for, but most people like to get their feet and shoes closer to the cranks than away from them. I know some triathletes who like their feet as wide as possible to help their transition from the bike to running. I like mine as close to the cranks as I can get them without my shoes rubbing the cranks or my heels hitting the chain stays.

I usually make about a half dozen adjustments over the first two months when setting up a new pair of shoes or pedal system. The Speedplays took only one adjustment, and it happened to be lateral. I've ridden many different pedal systems and these were by far the easiest to set up.
yes it can be adjusted laterally. (nm)AllUpHill
Feb 6, 2002 3:28 PM
Sorry, didn't know Dog had slipped a reply in there. (nm)AllUpHill
Feb 6, 2002 3:45 PM
Yes it can. :o) (nm)Allen az
Feb 6, 2002 5:09 PM
in addition to moving the cleat...DrD
Feb 6, 2002 5:53 PM
You can get the x2's with different spindle lengths, too (nice if you have big feet!) - it's nice because you can keep the cleat centered on the shoe, which makes it easier to walk (for me, anyway)