Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Can ATAC cleat position be adjusted?

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Can ATAC cleat position be adjusted?

Old 01-29-22, 12:31 AM
  #1  
ese002
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Can ATAC cleat position be adjusted?

My left knee wants to fall outward causing me pain on the inside. If I focus and force that knee in, I can ride without pain but it doesn't take much ill attention for the aching to begin. Is there a way to fix this? If I understand correctly, moving the cleat to the outside should help but neither the shoes nor the cleat have slots.
ese002 is offline  
Old 01-29-22, 03:47 AM
  #2  
Canker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,589
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 270 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 76 Posts
No. Time is forward and backwards adjustable only(unless there is some funky time atac cleat I don't know about). Shimano and Crankborthers have some side to side adjustment built into the cleats, and it looks like some CB cleats have it and some don't. I've only ever ran time atacs.
Canker is offline  
Old 01-29-22, 10:31 AM
  #3  
ese002
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Canker View Post
No. Time is forward and backwards adjustable only(unless there is some funky time atac cleat I don't know about). Shimano and Crankborthers have some side to side adjustment built into the cleats, and it looks like some CB cleats have it and some don't. I've only ever ran time atacs.
How would even forward/backward be adjusted? Do you mean flipping the cleat over?
ese002 is offline  
Old 01-29-22, 11:03 AM
  #4  
mprince
Dont fix whats not broken
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 302

Bikes: Steelman Stage Race, Dura-Ace 9s

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
Liked 166 Times in 93 Posts
Most 2 bolt (SPD) shoes are slotted, allowing for fore/aft movement of the clear. If you are looking for your feet to be further apart, you can install thin washers between the pedal and crank arm for small adjustments, or install pedal extenders for larger adjustments. The BikeFit website has all of this stuff available for sale.
mprince is offline  
Old 01-29-22, 11:09 AM
  #5  
Kapusta
Advanced Slacker
 
Kapusta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,709

Bikes: Soma Fog Cutter, Surly Wednesday, Canfielld Tilt

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2546 Post(s)
Liked 2,218 Times in 1,249 Posts
Originally Posted by ese002 View Post
How would even forward/backward be adjusted? Do you mean flipping the cleat over?
Every clipless cycling shoe for mtb (2 bolt) cleats I have ever seen has two slots that the two cleat bolts go through that allow fore/aft as well as some rotational adjustment.

Like this:

Kapusta is offline  
Old 01-30-22, 04:45 PM
  #6  
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 5,877

Bikes: Trek Domane SLR 7, Trek Emonda ALR 6, Trek FX 5 Sport

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 433 Post(s)
Liked 873 Times in 536 Posts
you can slightly position the cleat to kinda of point to the left or right, but it's very little. My right foot tend to point in, so when I put my ATAC cleats on, the right foot nose of the cleat is positioned a little right to straighten the foot a little.
__________________
Brian | 2021 Trek Domane SLR 7 | 2016 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2022 Trek FX Sport 5 (On Order)
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.







jaxgtr is offline  
Old 01-30-22, 07:52 PM
  #7  
cxwrench
Senior Member
 
cxwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Nor-Cal
Posts: 3,555

Bikes: lots

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1799 Post(s)
Liked 2,639 Times in 1,365 Posts
Originally Posted by ese002 View Post
How would even forward/backward be adjusted? Do you mean flipping the cleat over?
You've never noticed the slots in the sole of your shoes? And the 4 hole mounting plates?
cxwrench is offline  
Old 01-31-22, 12:42 AM
  #8  
ese002
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
You've never noticed the slots in the sole of your shoes? And the 4 hole mounting plates?
My shoes have only a single pair of holes that match the spacing of the ATAC cleat. Nor is it obvious that the platform can be shifted. After Kapusta's post I went back to shoes and discovered that if I push a hex wrench into one of the holes when no cleat was installed, I could shift the plate up and down. Good to know, even if it isn't obviously a solution for the problem at hand.
ese002 is offline  
Old 02-12-22, 01:22 PM
  #9  
ese002
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mprince View Post
Most 2 bolt (SPD) shoes are slotted, allowing for fore/aft movement of the clear. If you are looking for your feet to be further apart, you can install thin washers between the pedal and crank arm for small adjustments, or install pedal extenders for larger adjustments. The BikeFit website has all of this stuff available for sale.
Unfortunately, BikeFit is out of stock for an indefinite period. Does anyone know of an equivalent product that is actually available? I tried Kneesavers but when I got it home I realized that the extender has only wrench flats, no hex socket. Since the ATAC has only a hex socket, the combination leaves no reliable way to tighten or remove the pedal.

​​​​​​​
ese002 is offline  
Old 02-16-22, 03:34 PM
  #10  
63rickert
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 2,015
Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1053 Post(s)
Liked 310 Times in 233 Posts
Very long time since I used my ATAC pedals. The cleats, or at least my aged cleats, are not symmetrical. If memory serves it was 5 degrees rotation to unclick in one direction and 15 in the other. Move the cleats from left shoe to right shoe and the long swing is on the other side. Do you have any available rotation in mounting the cleats? I had my cleats on two different pairs of shoes and they were not same. What I am suggesting is you try rotating the cleat so that it becomes firm as soon as your knee begins to drift. Not sure if any of this will apply for you but if it does worth a try.
63rickert is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.