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Mtb pedal setup question(4 posts)

Mtb pedal setup questionPsychler
May 2, 2002 6:49 PM
I post this here because pedal setup is always a topic for Roadies...Rarely see it discussed amonst mtbers.
Just switched to Eggbeaters after over 6 years on Onza pedals...Rode on Tues eve. It is now Thursday and my right knee is in pain. I am wondering if it could be the pedals...if so, what do I do to correct this situation. I never considered a "proper" way to set up my cleats...any suggestions?
"Thicker" pedals may be the problem??B2
May 2, 2002 7:29 PM
Could it be that the Eggbeater/cleat combo is thicker than the Onza's and therefore has effectively lowered your seat relative to your shoe platform?
re: Mtb pedal setup questionVal_Garou
May 2, 2002 10:32 PM
A couple of stabs here:

1) I agree with the above poster, although I don't think lowering your seatpost usually results in knee pain. It's still a variable to check.

2) Are those Onzas 6 years old? B/C I remember the Onzas from back then as not having much in the way of float. The Eggbeaters have 6 degrees. Most people find float to be good for their knees, but if the Onzas had none, then you'll be using stabalizing muscles that haven't been built up by your previous riding, resulting in soreness.

3) A low budget MTB trick is to set the cleats where you think they belong (your road shoes might provide a good guide) Tighten cleat bolts down, but just barely snug. Ride the bike around the block so your stroke becomes your natural cycling stroke. The cleats should slide into a pretty decent position. Return to your garage, have a friend mark the cleat's position on the sole with a Sharpie or some other permenent marker. Then unclip, line the cleat up with your marks, and tighten it down. As you go on your next couple of rides, you'll see if you need to move it up/down/left/right a bit. If you can't get a friend to do this, untie your shoe to get your foot off the pedal, and mark it in place yourself.

4) Go to your LBS and pay 25 bucks to get a Fit Kit pedal adjustment done.

Hope at least one sentence here is useful . . .
Stack Height?czardonic
May 3, 2002 8:45 AM
How does the stack height on your old pedals compare to the eggbeaters? According the the