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POLL: Pedal Style(15 posts)

POLL: Pedal StyleBC
Apr 28, 2003 3:00 PM
Do you pedal with your heels pointed in or out? And how much float do your pedals have?
Speedplay X-2'st-moore
Apr 28, 2003 3:02 PM
Slighly in/ShimanoRJF
Apr 28, 2003 3:19 PM
Heels are slightly in; use old Look-style Shimano with the red cleats.

Speedplay's are my road bike's next upgrade; I have them on my mountain bike and love 'em.
re: POLL: Pedal StyleFranchise
Apr 28, 2003 3:29 PM
slightly in. I use shimano dura-ace 7750 pedals with the floating cleats(yellow walking feet)
re: POLL: Pedal StyleBaadDawg
Apr 28, 2003 3:54 PM
Just got new Look PP396. Love them. Also got rubber cleat covers. A god send. I can walk in the house on my hardwood floors with them. I can go into a coffe shop and not fall on my butt.

I can walk a bit on gravel and not wreck the cleats.

Best 10 bucks I ever spent.

I had older shimano/look pedals and these new ones are much easier to get in and out of.

No creak so far, but I am waiting for the day. My old ones creaked almost from day one and I hated it.
Down, up, repeat. nmMB1
Apr 28, 2003 3:53 PM
It's not style, it's physiologyKerry
Apr 28, 2003 4:22 PM
Whether your heels are out or in has to do with how your bones line up - it's not a "choice" thing.
Agree. However,mwood
Apr 28, 2003 6:05 PM
have you ever noticed that many, many of the top pro's seem to have toes pointed in, a little. (like LA) Wonder how that works out? Maybe ideal physiology for cycling?
I have the perfect stroke!the bull
Apr 28, 2003 4:57 PM
I have perfected my stroke to perfect precession.
And you can to buy using precious speedplay pedals!
Upgrade now unless you prefer stay in your prehistoric non perfect pedal perdicament!
Left foot slightly in, right foot slightly more in.MR_GRUMPY
Apr 28, 2003 5:41 PM
Look pedals. PP256, PP196, PP76 with black cleats. ( none of those sissy cleats for me.)
heels in, coombe pros. nm.PaulNYC
Apr 28, 2003 5:54 PM
re: POLL: Pedal Styleridingthegyro
Apr 28, 2003 6:10 PM
Most people pedal w/heels out. Speedplays have the most float, 30-40; LOOK, up to 10. I pedal w/heel out and use both speedplay and LOOK pedals.
What exactly is "float"? (nm)Mazinger
Apr 29, 2003 6:34 AM
can mean different things, depending on pedal systemFez
Apr 29, 2003 7:09 AM
Generally, it means movement of the cleat within the pedal once clicked in.

If there is no float (fixed), then some think other parts like knees and joints have to give a little as you pedal, resulting in discomfort or injury.

OTOH, some don't like float because they think it is less efficient and feels less secure and prefer no float. Looks have different cleats for the same pedal system - one with float, one without.

And float can mean different things. Old Speedplay X pedals had a lot of it, maybe too much, around the round pedal and cleat interface. The newer Speedplay road design has less.

Some have float around a fixed axis. Others like Time have a freer float across 2 axes.
Got it. Thanks. (nm)Mazinger
Apr 29, 2003 7:25 AM