I've been riding my bike wrong !

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by 2wd, 26 Jul 2012.

  1. 2wd

    2wd Canyon Aeroad CF 7.0 Di2

    A few nights ago I had a serious attack of cramp in both calves and the only way I managed to get the last three miles home was to move my feet forward on each pedal by about an inch.

    It felt so much better and got me wondering about the position I'd been riding for the last 8 months

    So tonight I rode 19 miles with my feet in what must be the correct position on the pedals, as the increase in power, especially up hills was immense.

    Basically I had been peddling with more of the pedal towards the toes, rather than the ball of the foot :blush:
  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    you sure your saddle is also set at the correct height?
    lordloveaduck likes this.
  3. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    I had the cramp thing that you had (oh the pain!) changing my saddle height and position fixed it.
    If your happy then that's all that matters.

    PS i use pedals as i like being able to change foot position.
  4. OP

    2wd Canyon Aeroad CF 7.0 Di2

    I thinks so Ian

    @ Lordloveaduck

    I have MTB shoes that can be used as SPDs

    It was the position of the mounting bolts which also made me realise my foot was too far back
  5. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    I tend to have my SPD cleats set to be almost as far back as they can go on the shoes. I have experienced foot pain when the cleats have been even slightly too far forward. Some tweaking may be required to get it just so.
  6. perplexed

    perplexed Guru

    When I read the title, I thought this thread was going to involve a crowbar to get off...:whistle:
  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    its all about the small adjustments that make a bike comfy to ride
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