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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.

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The 1.5 degree wedge can be the best purchase you can make this year in cycling

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