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    Bah.

    I just recieved my MKS pedals and clips, and they are too long apparently, because my toes hit my front tire on nearly every turn.

    *sigh*

    There goes 45 bucks...

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    dibs?

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    if you keep riding with them, youll get used to it. both of my bikes have toe overlap. the colnago has like 3 inches of it.

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    Did you ride with cages before getting the MKS? I'm surprised you'd have an issue with these and not your previous pedals.

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    I rode with cages, but they were shorter plastic ones...

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    I just replaced the soma cages I was using with XL mks cages. I also switched out the crapy nylon straps with leather ones ( I think, could be fake). What a difference. Foot fits better, and I can tighten the straps better. Much easier to skid. Not as good as clipless, but a whole lot better.

    So I guess what I'm saying is.... If you got big feet, (i have size 13) I would learn to deal with the toe overlap...

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    All you need to do is get smaller clips = there goes 12 bucks.
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    yeah, I did like the fit of the new cages. And I too got leather straps, which I dig more. Not to mention it looks nice.

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    If your feet fit the cages (i.e. if the ball of your foot is over the spindle when your shoes are shoved all the way in), shorter cages will make it worse. Overlap is rarely a problem for anyone, and when it is, it's funny.
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    Well, if the clip fits...
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    we must acquit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by moki
    If your feet fit the cages (i.e. if the ball of your foot is over the spindle when your shoes are shoved all the way in), shorter cages will make it worse. Overlap is rarely a problem for anyone, and when it is, it's funny.
    Riding with too short cages to avoid overlap is a really dumb idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babychris
    if you keep riding with them, youll get used to it. both of my bikes have toe overlap. the colnago has like 3 inches of it.
    3 inches? god damn!

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    toe overlap is not a huge problem. you get used to it. know how far you'd have to turn the wheel in order to overlap. time your turns with your pedal stroke. point your toe down when you are turning tight enough at slow enough speed to have possibly pedal strike. get used to it and don't sweat it so much - it's not the worst problem i can think of.
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    i agree with my man, mattio, u'll fall at first, but soon enough u'll learn to handle it. when i have to make sharp turns, i take my foot out of the cages a bit so it doesn't get hit by the tire. it's like second nature to me now
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    Thanks for the feedback folks. I'll ride on em for the week, and see how it goes...

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