Flat tips for a clipped-in rider?

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  • Premier Icon mattjg
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    I usually ride SPDs but went out on flats yesterday due to a foot injury (weak rotation, can’t unclip).

    I found it a little disconcerting to have my foot hover a couple of mm above the pedal coming off rollovers, mini jumps etc. Is that a technique issue, or just how it is? I was wearing trainers.

    Any other tips for a habitual clipped-in rider? The use case is XC/ST/light trail, nowt awesome. Ta.

    Premier Icon psling
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    Make riding flats a toe-curling experience 🙂

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    Foot further forward, heels down.

    bartimaeus
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    … ‘eels low – and possibly grippier shoes?

    Van Halen
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    be more loose/relaxed. actually moving your knees helps too.

    how long before you can clip in again?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    two or three weeks maybe, tho I have been flat-curious for a while.

    ta for tips folks.

    I found it a little disconcerting to have my foot hover a couple of mm above the pedal coming off rollovers, mini jumps etc. Is that a technique issue[?]

    Yes, 100% technique. Focus your weight into your feet, not your hands/seat. Relax and move!

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Relax and move!

    Recipe for life that.

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