- Which road pedals? lots of float.
More than about 6 degrees float is a poor substitute for a good bike fit in my opinion but your experiences may vary 😀
I was convinced I needed a lot of float to have comfortable knees but when I rode with instrumented Look Keo’s I found I was only using 0.5 degrees float!
On topic, I have found I like the feel of the way Look Keos float (i.e. non-centering) and the choice of different cleats means you get the amount you feel most comfortable with.Posted 5 years agoLiferSubscriber
StefMcDef – Member
Pardon my complete ignorance, but what is float? Never been able to fathom this. Is it the ease with which pedals spin on their axles?
It’s the amount of movement (rotational – sure someone will correct me on that) you have when clipped in, ie how much the cleat ‘floats’ in the pedal. It’s how far you can move you heel left or right before you unclip.Posted 5 years agoDanWMember
If you believe the interweb then Speedplay are the work of the devil…
On a more practical note why would you want the amount of float Speedplay pedals offer? It doesn’t make biomechanical sense and doesn’t lead to happier knees if the rest of your bike is set up properly (which seems to be the main selling point of them)Posted 5 years agoclubberMember
a couple of things
1. I wouldn’t buy anything from speedplay: http://www.forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=12002
2. Float is not always better for knees, it often just allows for worse setup. Float can actually allow you to get your feet further away from the ideal position and cause knee problems.Posted 5 years ago
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