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Appropriate angle for Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL?

Old 07-14-06, 08:47 PM
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Appropriate angle for Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL?

Just bought a new pair of shoes and pedals. Specifically, I got the Shimano Ultegra PD-6610 SPD-SL pedals. I'm putting the cleats on the shoes and trying to get a reasonable angle so I don't spend all of tomorrow's ride adjusting. My feet toe-in naturally, but I got the cleats that float, so I'm not too worried about that. But I DID adjust the cleats so that the "non-float" position has my toes in about 3-4 degrees. Is this usual? Feels fine sitting on my bike in the kitchen, but it's too dark to take them for a ride right now. So, is there a generally-accepted toe angle when setting cleats up?
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Originally Posted by CarlJStoneham
Just bought a new pair of shoes and pedals. Specifically, I got the Shimano Ultegra PD-6610 SPD-SL pedals. I'm putting the cleats on the shoes and trying to get a reasonable angle so I don't spend all of tomorrow's ride adjusting. My feet toe-in naturally, but I got the cleats that float, so I'm not too worried about that. But I DID adjust the cleats so that the "non-float" position has my toes in about 3-4 degrees. Is this usual? Feels fine sitting on my bike in the kitchen, but it's too dark to take them for a ride right now. So, is there a generally-accepted toe angle when setting cleats up?
Just carry an allen wrench with you and adjust them until they feel good. It's the only way that you get them the way you want them. I've even adjusted mine after a year of riding them to try a new position. The new position feels even better than the old. My left foot is totally different than my right foot. It's a feel thing. No other way around it.
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