NATURAL ANKLING wrote:
531colin wrote:4) Use cleats. Never mind the naysayers, the great majority of cyclists who ride 100 mile days use cleats. There are advantages to be had in terms of performance, foot stability, and comfort.....but they need to be set up right.
Please tell, or give us a link?
I can push forward over the top, pull back at the bottom, and pull up out of the saddle. My foot is secure in the right position, I don't have to work to prevent slipping off the pedals and yet i have (angular) free float, no constriction from straps, no pedal digging into my foot. My double-sided pedals mean I clip straight in, first time every time.
But we have been round this loop several times before. The only real way to find out how cleats work for you is to try. I can give you some hints about how to get the best from cleats, but you have to try them. ....you can't think
your way to knowing how cleats will work for you, any more than you can think
your way to a perfect riding position, or think
your way to balancing a unicycle.