arch/mid foot cleats?
what are the latest results regarding arch/mid foot cleats for mountain bike racing?
flat pedal riders already ride mid foot, but when I have ridden flat pedals or on a unicycle and want to go faster, I seem to move onto the ball of my foot
biggest problem is finding a mountain bike shoe that can be modified to mid foot cleat
I could also see toe overlap being a potential problem.
only on a road bike and 29ers
Last edited by ccm; 10-31-2009 at 11:01 AM.
Good flat pedal riders ride on the balls of their feet. You have better balance and way better shock absorption ability when on the balls of your feet vs. the instep/arch. Riding on the middle of your foot takes away your ankle movement.
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I have been riding with my cleats as far back as they will go. Puts less strain on the ankle and on the calf, which are theoretically the weaker links. I also have Speedplay pedals with the extension plate so I can again push the cleat back. I can spin faster for sure. I had no problem adjusting.