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Cleat Maintenance Tips: Improve the Life of Your Cycling Cleats

Leave it to us at BikeFit to focus on the small things but sometimes, those are the ones that have the most significant impact. If you’ve ever managed to unclip at top speed and lived to tell the tale, then you understand the imperative nature of simple cleat maintenance or you’re Robert Forestermann and you literally double strap your clipless cleats to absorb your massive, cleat-disengaging watts.

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Why Do I Need Cleat Wedges?

One of the most important and overlooked aspects in bike fittings is the tilt and angle of the forefoot. Studies show that 96% of all cyclists are misaligned in their connection to the bicycle, decreasing comfort and efficiency. Of these cyclists, most have what is known as a Forefoot Varus (the inside of the foot tilts upward). This causes a misalignment as soon as you clip into a pedal because the pedal is flat.

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Look Keo Pedal Wear

The equipment of the cyclist often tells a story. You can acquire valuable information from looking at the components. However, expensive hardware and software will not find it–you must use your eyes! The popular Look Keo pedal is one of the easier pedals to discover uneven wear as the result of a common misalignment. Sometimes this wear can show up in just a few minutes of pedaling.

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The BikeFit Manual

When the Foot Meets the Pedal The new BikeFit manual "When the Foot Meets the Pedal" is the foundation for every good bicycle fit.  This comprehensive manual teaches you the foot/pedal interface and beyond through rich content and descriptive graphics.  This is a...

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