CyclingNZ Home

tell tale wear marks point to the need of re alignment with a wedge

Wedge It
Date: 1 Feb, 2011

The Cycle Clinic By Craig Baldwin

This months Topic Cleat Wedges 1/2/2011

 

Many people who cycle would benefit greatly from the use of an angled cleat wedge or two.

 

What is a cleat wedge? A cleat wedge is a small angles spacer that sits between your cleat and shoe, these can be angled to the inside or outside of your foot depending on the amount of natural forefoot tilt you have in the foot.

 

How do I know if I need a cleat wedge  or if I need more than one?

I use a forefoot measuring device to accurately pinpoint the exact number of wedges a client may need but  if you are at home and wondering if you may need wedges then here are a few things you can check.

 

         The first thing is do you ever suffer from any knee pain?

         Secondly do you have bad knee alignment,ie kick out or in when you pedal?

         Thirdly do you feel pressure on the outside of your foot when you cycle?

 

It may also be worth checking underneath the front part of your pedal where the cleat clicks in as this area will have noticeable wear on it and if you have forefoot tilt will likely be wearing much more on one side than the other.

Click to enlarge...
The 1.5 degree wedge can be the best purchase you can make this year in cycling

CONTINUE READING
Latest News
Featuring new construction processes to bring an even lighter helmet by using new materials and less of them but taking the protective factor to new heights the engineers at MET have produced a winner with the Trenta and Trenta 3K Carbon helmets. Enhanced for use in the peloton, the MET Trenta’s >>
fi’zi:k are to supply world-class saddles to the best of the UCI WorldTour, with Team Sky, BMC Racing Team, Movistar Team, AG2R La Mondiale and Lotto NL-Jumbo on the 2018 roster. The quality of the squads and their ambitions for the forthcoming season should make for some highly entertaining >>
fi’zi:k are delighted to announce the roster of top-level riders who will be wearing the highly praised, award-winning R1B shoes throughout the 2017 season. The hit-list of Olympic, World and National Champions includes sprinters, climbers and puncheurs from across the globe, opting for the >>
Latest Articles
The 2018 Downhill and Cross Country World Cups came to a climax this weekend with the final round of racing in France. We saw great season-ending placings for Fizik saddle riders: Loris Vergier took 4th and Luca Shaw 8th in the Downhill, while Lars Forster 4th, Stephane Tempier 6th and Titouan >>
Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas and Giro d’Italia winner Chris Froome will ride together in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain for the first time since 2009, Team Sky have announced today. The British pair, who placed first and third in July’s Tour de France, will both be on the start >>
After only a month back on the bike after fracturing his back in a collision with a car in late January Southlander Corbin Strong won today’s elite men’s 139 kilometre race in round four of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series in Timaru. One of New Zealand's most promising young cyclists, 18 >>
ELITE DIRETO
LOOK 2018
ROTOR GAZE MTB
Morgan Blue Cleaning
SCHWALBE
ISM Saddles
 Photo Gallery
Mike NortheybioSPORT Series Champion Tour de Femme
Karl Murray 2 2010 Tour of New Caledonia Tour de Femme
Home Kiwi Riders Sports Science Beginners Articles Riders Reports Tech Corner Contact
© Cyclingnz.com 2018 | Login | Design by OnfireDesign