Where do you place your cleats, and why do you do it that way? Cleat position is usually done without much thought as to why. It’s well worth a revisit because you may be losing power. I got Steve Hogg on the show to discuss his ideas behind cleat position. Steve is a world leader in fitting riders to their bikes, and his advice on cleat position is spot on.
Determining cleat position doesn’t sit in isolation, foot placement and a lot of other factors play an important role in getting cleat position right.
Find out the answers to the follow questions:
- What do you consider the ball of the foot?
- What’s the idea behind moving the ball of the foot in front of the pedal axle?
- Mid-foot cleat placement: Why someone would consider this?
- What’s the calf’s role in moving a bike forward?
- Why would you want to reduce its workload with a mid-foot cleat position?
- What position should a racing or series recreational cyclist start with?
- Why is the foot so important in power transfer?
- How can anyone listening get started with their own foot correction?
- What’s happening to your body after you make adjustments to your position?
- Why is time important in the process?
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Photo Credit: Steve Hogg