Pint-Sized Gnar Shredder
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere between heaven and hell
Bikes: '09 Jamis Komodo, '09 Mirraco Blend One, '08 Cervelo P2C, '08 Specialized Ruby Elite, '07 Yeti AS-R SL, '07 DMR Drone
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Can I add that, along with clipless pedals, look at your bike fit? Since you're not worried about ease of clipping in, I'm assuming you're not doing really technical riding, so you're probably spending a good amount of time seated, amirite? Something as simple as raising/lowering the saddle height or changing the fore/aft position of the saddle can make a big difference. And if you do go clipless, make sure you set up the cleats in the right position, especially since you're already having problems. Ideally, you could have someone help you with the fit, but seeing as you're in Africa that might be impossible (plus bike fits are expensive!). You can probably find information online that will help you get the fit dialed in fairly well, and from there you can make tweaks as you put some miles on the bike.