Mid sole cleat position
Have tried to some research as I know I can create this on any shoes but does anyone know of any brands that do this ready on the shoes? I have a replaced knee and ride regularly but have less of a physical bend on my knee since it was done 4 years ago and pedal with mid sole with no cleat…I have heard some triathletes use midsole shoes….any advice will be gratefully received cheersPosted 4 years agoFuzzyWuzzyMember
Biomac do them, I imagine they’re pricey though http://www.biomac.biz/die-y-serie/customizing/Posted 4 years ago
Not sure if the full custom offering from Bont also allows a mid-sole cleat option, again though they are eye-wateringly expensivelightmanMember
It is easy enough to make your own without spending silly amounts of money using either mtb shoes or cheap modified football boots!
I already had the carbon kit (£40) and the football shoes cost under £25 delivered from ebay, so I had a super light pair off cycling shoes for not much money.
I went from these ~
to these ~
I still use the mtb ones daily.Posted 4 years agolightmanMember
coh1, carbon kits.
Superficial, Joe Friel’s blog. and Steve Hogg’s report with explanations, see Method 3.Posted 4 years agoDanWMember
Has this been reported as trolling?
Perhaps a bit harsh but it does sound a very odd question.
A mid foot position will actually use the knee more as you reduce the work the muscles around the ankle do. If you have had a knee replacement then a mid foot cleat position won’t make the slightest bit of difference and might actually make any pain worse. For those with ankle issues like stuey then it might help alleviate some issues. Saddle position will make the biggest change to the amount of knee flexion throughout each pedal stroke.
From Joe Friels blog:
Another advantage is that the biggest muscles of your body – the quads and glutes – are used more since the calf – a relatively small muscle – is now less active and no longer serves as a “transmission” for the biggest muscles. This latter point is especially beneficial for triathletes who rely on those calf muscles as their primary mover when they start the run. Fresh calf muscles mean a better run.
PS: A singlespeed also insn’t going to make a knee replacement very happy either (based on the Gorrick thread)Posted 4 years ago
If you have tried pedaling midfoot with flat pedals and a decent pair of shoes then you will know if midfoot is for you, or not.
There is this retrofit option that can be used on some shoes.Posted 4 years ago
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