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DZR shoes and eggbeaters

Old 12-25-10, 11:41 PM
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DZR shoes and eggbeaters

i just recently switched over from clip/cages to eggbeater and dzr shoes. i have some questions since its my first time running clipless and im not sure what im suppose to be feeling with them.

after a good 20 miles ride with them today and im noticing that i dont feel secure in these shoes. i have the velcro pretty tight, and my shoe feels snug, but when i backpedal to slow down, i feel like i need to put much more effort to pull up on my front foot to slow down than when i use my cages. i guess the best way to describe is when running a single strap on a cage or having loose straps when riding where you dont get much control. it feels like my foot has up and down play inside the shoes. i have size 41cm which is like size 8 in men. would wearing thicker socks help?

other than that, i love how they feel when pedaling. only thing im worried about is slowing down. it just reminds me when i have loose straps/single strap where its not very secure.

also, i notice my left foot feels closer to the crank arm, so my heel would occasionally clip the crank arm. since it feels closer to the arms, the outer part of my knee started hurting. are there any modifications i can do to slide the cleat closer to the inner side of the shoe, so when clipped in, my foot can be a bit further out? my right foot position feels perfect, although it had unclipped twice on me when slowing down. it mightve been because i was twisting a bit, but is it suppose to unclip that easy?

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I am guessing that you are using the concubine shoes from your description. To fix your feeling of being closer to the crank on the left side you should have some lateral adjustment within the cleat itself, this adjustment seems small but can make a big a difference. You might check to see that you have your cleats about even left and right and insure that they are tight, then take it for a test ride, and adjust from there. As far as the feeling of having loose straps, the only thing that I can think of that would cause this is the fact that you do get a little travel between the cleat and the clip, this could give you that feeling. As you get more use to the ride, you will learn what should be felt and what shouldn't.

if you feel like its to easy to unclip you might look at one of the 20 degree rotation cleats. But over all it should just take a twist of the heel to get unclipped and that is a motion that you shouldn't do even with a skid or back peddle unless you want to be unclipped. Hope that helped
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Sounds like the shoes you got are a size too big. Because of how far recessed the cleat is, the DZRs mate really firmly with eggbeaters. There's not going to be any play between the cleat/pedal.
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i actually installed the shim on each shoes. i will take them off today to see if there are any difference with play with the cleats and pedals.

i got the eggbeaters and shoes as a xmas present. it is actually the smallest size on their website.
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Eggbeaters feel "looser" than just about any pedal except maybe Speedplay's thats their nature. Don't worry about pulling up they hold as tight pulling against them as they do in full mash. Just don't bottom out on a curb or you will will have an instant foot ejection
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