- 29er: Foot occasionally rubbing front tyre! Anyone else?
Size 12 here (48 mtb shoes) and it’s never an issue I’ve found on a 29er (having tested several before getting my Swift) though I do use more ‘conventional’ tyres – 2.1 to 2.3 ish
I also use SPDs – IME using flats you tend to ride with the pedal more towards the arch of your foot than with SPDs.Posted 7 years agometalheartSubscriber
On tight turns my outside foot it down and I’m weighting it (because Jedi told me so).
Not only does this help in tight corners it stops toe/front tyre interface.
And I ride flats too. That said I demoed a 29er yesterday and once managed some toe rub… Sometimes I choose not o listen… 😳
HTH.Posted 7 years agobelugabobMember
I agree with clubber – size 12s, test rode several bikes before buying, currently running Bontrager Fr3 tyre at 2.35 inches and never had an issue.Posted 7 years ago
I do run spds and am constantly amazed by how many (non-mtb, usually) cyclists have the pedal under the arch of their foot, so I suspect your foot (and/or crank) position is at fault.
The issue mainly arises on tight turns where you need to pedal, so weighting the outside foot wont work, tight uphill switchbacks etc. On SPD’s your foot is much further back, it took me a while to adjust to riding with my foot further forward when going to flats, think I may have gone too far now.
The bike is a voodoo hoodoo with exotic carbon forks, frame size 18″ medium (actually more like a 20″)Posted 7 years ago
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