Tibial Torsion Inquiry - New Cyclist
I just recently purchased a used bike, to make sure cycling is something I would be interested in without jumping in with hundreds of dollars. As a result of this, I have begun to notice a few things affecting my biking and was curious if anyone had any ideas.
First, from what I can recall, my tibia is off about 45 degrees, so in the position that both legs are facing 'forward', my right foot is point out (away from me) said 45 degrees. As such, when I turn that foot in to face forward when biking (foot on the pedal), it forces my leg to bend inward, causing rubbing against the bar. So too does my foot, due to the front-facing position on the pedal, end up slightly tilted sideways, away from the bike.
The only thing I could think of to fix this is a bike that doesn't have a top bar and a larger pedal.
The second issue is clipless pedals. With my foot facing forward as mentioned when biking and my leg leaning in like that, I /cannot/ twist my foot inward more than half a centimeter or so. I was told there are some clipless pedals that can disengage in various directions, but I have yet to find any.
I'm currently using a mountain bike, but due to how slow it is on the road, I hope to move to a hybrid at least (or hybrid that leans toward road use, yet not a full road bike.)