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2018 Norco Threshold Apex 1 toe overlap

Old 09-28-17, 08:20 PM
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2018 Norco Threshold Apex 1 toe overlap

I am seriously thinking about buying one of these and had one out for a few laps in my local park.
I was surprised that my toes hit the front wheel a few times in slow maneuvers when I was making some sharp turns back uphill.
I did some tight turns and I think I weight the outside pedal so it never hit the tire enough to make me feel like I would crash. But this really doesn't replicate racing.
My 2016 JTS has no toe overlap. But it doesn't handle as sharp as the shorter Norco. But then it's a great all rounder and I will be keeping it for gravel and racing.
Is the toe overlap a real concern? This is a 55.5 cm frame.
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What type of riding do you do?

Personally, toe overlap only bothers me doing track stands.
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Originally Posted by chas58
What type of riding do you do?

Personally, toe overlap only bothers me doing track stands.
This bike will be used just for racing.
If I had to climb a hill and complete a turn sharp in a gate halfway up, there is no way I could peddle through the turn to come back down the hill. I guess I could clip out and run around the corner but if something can be ridden I would rather do that.
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Yeah, if you have very slow speed very tight turns on the course, it could get pretty irritating. but without a very very slow tight turn, you won't notice it.

Try asking this in the cyclocross racers forum.
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I had this issue on my Renegade. I have long tended to push my cleats all the way back and I'd be getting stopped on the twisty singletrack that I sometimes ride, if I left them that way. I moved them up to the point where they rub, but they don't prevent the wheel from turning or the pedals from turning, if the foot and tire come together. It was not as hard to adapt as I had thought. Is there any room for you to move the cleat on your shoe without losing significant power/efficiency?
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toe overlap is a real issue in cyclocross, I deal with it on my 49cm frame. You just get used to the timing to avoid overlap. Moving the cleats forward and/or running shorter cranks is also another solution
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