Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Toe location in clips
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My current pedals and clips are mks mt lux pedals and LL mks steel clips. Nylon strap. I wear size 12 shoes, and reebok classics are the shoes I wear.
The way my feet end up sitting in them is my big toe sits right in the middle of the opening, maybe a little off center. But the inside clip edges put pressure on my toe and starts to hurt after a while. Mainly the left one, although the right one sits the same in the clip.
If I crank on the strap really hard it does seem to relieve some pressure near the toe.
How do your feet sit in the clips? Seems like I can adjust them a bit from side to side. Or maybe I just have to get used to it? Different clips? Different shoes?
10-09-10, 11:30 PM
10-10-10, 03:45 PM
i like the spindle heelward from the ball.
10-10-10, 05:09 PM
- Unfortunately, these type of pedals and clips are not designed for use with running shoes.
- The clip is not supposed to cup or hold the toe. It's sole purpose is to hold the strap open so the foot can enter when starting your journey.
- As a rule of thumb: For maximum efficiency, the ball of your foot should be over the spindle. But as adriano illustrates, it's a personal preference.
- For more control of this fit maybe invest in the shoes and slotted cleats that will suit these pedals or invest in modern road clipless pedals which provide much more control over fitment.
I have a set of spd sl and shoes, but really don't want to put them on this bike. Worst case I will get some spd's and new shoes, but trying to avoid that. Riding clipless is ok for a long ride down a bike path (lake shore path in chicago for example, 15+ miles of solid bike path with only a handful of stops), but riding in city traffic, having to carry shoes, always swapping shoes, etc. Don't like it. I'm sure my lack of skill and clipless exp attributes to most of it except carrying shoes.
I guess I will just deal with it for now. Also saw a set of clips that have like a leather padding on the ends. I can probably just rig up my own padding if it keeps bothering me. I really only start to feel it after 10+ mile rides. I did a 30 miles ride last week and my toe actually fell asleep. Maybe I am pedaling with pressure against my toe also.
My foot is definitely in a good position, widest part of the shoes is right over the spindle. And it's just my left toe, right is comfy as can be.
Thanks for the input.
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