Cleat Positioning

Forum rules
The information / discussion in the Cycling Health Forum is not qualified medical advice. Please consult your doctor.
Noodles12
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:50 pm
Location: Duncraig WA

Cleat Positioning

Postby Noodles12 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:48 pm

Hi,

I'm sure there is probably a thread on this somewhere but I didn't look really hard. Anyway, I've recently upgraded to road shoes and pedals from mountain bike shoes and pedals on my road bike. I'm finding that when riding initially the outside of my right foot gets a bit sore but then seems to be ok after a few km but after roughly 50km I can feel my right knee beginning to get sore behind the knee cap. I've got dodgy knees anyway but it doesn't seem to affect my left leg or foot. I'm guessing that it has something to do with the positioning of the cleats on the shoe. Can anyone help me with how to set up the cleats properly or what kind of positioning would be better to eliminate the soreness?
Cheers
Imageurl]
Trek Domane 4.7 Giant XTC2

User avatar
foo on patrol
Posts: 5712
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:12 am
Location: Sanstone Point QLD

Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:21 pm

Stick them as far back as possible and possibly drop your seat or move it forward a fraction but it is real hard to give good advice on setup, without seeing you on a bike. :wink:

Foo
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
Goal 6000km
Image

User avatar
jimsheedy
Posts: 811
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:01 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby jimsheedy » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:51 pm

Go to a shop and get properly fitted. Impossible to advise online.
Image

User avatar
Duck!
Expert
Posts: 4590
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 8:21 pm
Location: On The Tools

Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby Duck! » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:51 pm

jimsheedy wrote:Go to a shop and get properly fitted. Impossible to advise online.

Yes!
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

Noodles12
Posts: 20
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:50 pm
Location: Duncraig WA

Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby Noodles12 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:37 pm

thanks - I thought as much, was just hoping there was an easy fix! :mrgreen:
Imageurl]
Trek Domane 4.7 Giant XTC2

User avatar
RonK
Posts: 8046
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:08 pm
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Contact:

Re: Cleat Positioning

Postby RonK » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:27 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Stick them as far back as possible...

Yep - you cannot cause any harm doing this. Then read Steve Hogg on cleat position.
Cycle touring blog and tour journals: whispering wheels...

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: falconfly