Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Edina, MN
Bikes: In 1963 my sister taught me to ride on her girl’s frame (no wonder I shave my legs) Schwinn it was blue and it weighted a billion pounds. – Gone, 2nd bike - a Schwinn Colligate (Gold) 5 speed – Traded in, 3rd bike – 1971 Schwinn Continental (Maro
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Originally Posted by av8or
Can someone please enlighten me as to why my feet go numb when I am cycling?
I never had this problem in previous years but this year I had it the very first time out last April.
I had theorized that maybe the bike saddle was restricting my circulation to my feet so I tried a couple of different saddles that I have had on other bikes, but that didn't help. In addition nothing has really changed from previous years to this year. I haven't changed my diet, I have the same bike, same shoes, even the same attire since I never bought any new cycling clothing this year yet.
Anyone else ever had a similar problem or have any ideas how I can eliminate it?
Most biker don’t place the correct amount of attention on the point of bio-energy transfer to mechanical interface. Your foot transmits all the power to the bike. The shoe, cleat and pedal are very important. But the most important is the alignment of your body on the bike.
You state nothing changed form other years. Well your shoes are one year older and the foot bed may have degraded due to age. Your cleats, saddle, chamois, could be worn enough to make the ride change.
Having a very skilled fit technician (you won’t find them at every shop or even in every city) measure and fit you can give your feet back their feeling.
I have over a 100,00 lifetime miles on a bike. I have always known I have one longer leg. Every once in a while I would get numb little toes or maybe the two outside two toes would go numb. After getting a real fitting adjustment and having Lemond LeWedges installed on my shoes. My speed increased 2.5 mph on average and no more numb feet or anything else.