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Which way to install cleats...Time RXS

Old 04-23-08, 07:40 PM
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Which way to install cleats...Time RXS

So I got my new Time RXS pedals today. The cleats can be installed in two directions....one for wide stance and one for narrow stance. Any tips which way to go?? The new pedals seem to sit closer to the crank than my old Time Racing's, so maybe I should use the wide stance.

Anyone have a tip on how/why I should figure this out? Or just trial/error?? Thanks!
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Old 04-23-08, 07:42 PM
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Closer would probably be more aero.
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Are you toe in (narrow) or toe out (wide).

That's what I think it's for.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Are you toe in (narrow) or toe out (wide).

That's what I think it's for.
Aaah. That makes sense. I am more toe-out, so the wider setting makes the most sense.

Also, then I can avoid the DREADED marks on my cranks from where my shoes hit (see ridiculous thread from earlier this week)
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The setting allows you to fine tune the width of your pedaling stroke. There is a term for that width but I don't remember it now. I find that the narrower of the two settings is preferable for me. The toe in should be adjusted by your cleat position on your shoe. If you toe in too much you will lose the benefit of the pedal float. You should try it both ways and see what works best for you.
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Originally Posted by Nickshu View Post
Aaah. That makes sense. I am more toe-out, so the wider setting makes the most sense.

Also, then I can avoid the DREADED marks on my cranks from where my shoes hit (see ridiculous thread from earlier this week)
From personal experience you will still get the marks.
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Originally Posted by wannaride View Post
The setting allows you to fine tune the width of your pedaling stroke. There is a term for that width but I don't remember it now.
Q-factor?

Yeah, try it both ways and see what's best...
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Old 04-24-08, 01:36 AM
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Q-FACTOR : RXS allows the choice of 2 lateral foot positions. This setting makes it possible to move your foot 2.5 mm closer to the crank.
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when you look at the metal part on the cleats, there is a small dot. The cleat with dot on right side is for the right shoe and the same for the left shoe / left dot.. If you want better Q-factor, closer to the pedal you reverse the cleat positions..
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Originally Posted by skiracing View Post
From personal experience you will still get the marks.
If you're worried why not tape the cranks?
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This brief article might help you - https://www.wekeepyoucycling.com/en/t...ourcleats.aspx

Many people find being closer to the crank arm to be more comfortable. Though, not everyone and that is why they offer two options. For me, closer is better.
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Originally Posted by phantazy View Post
If you're worried why not tape the cranks?
I don't think I am; I've put in a decent amount since getting the bike, but if there is specific clear tape for the purpose I'd consider it.
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I set mine up on the outer. I have wide hips/legs and am somewhat bowlegged. Works for me as I feel on top of the pedal instead on the side.
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