DKR wrote:weg wrote:That's the standard advice, but Steve Hogg makes a good case (I think) for being forward of the pedal axle a few mm (so that the axle is further back towards your arch rather than towards the toes). I certainly prefer to be forward of the axle; it feels like I have more power and there's no energy used in stabilising the foot when extended. That's why I mentioned it - your comment about pushing your knee out.
I also had a lucky chance to test my placement recently when wearing another person's shoes for a test ride; they put me behind the pedal axle and I could definitely feel the energy/time used in stabilising the foot before I could get power.
That's a really interesting suggestion. Currently I do feel as if there is too much inward bend at the ankle. Do you know what I mean, like a more acute angled "L" shape and possibly leading to reduced power being over compensated by my knee????? Should I move it my claet back a few mm and give it a go?
Yep, I do know what you mean. Not sure whether to change your cleats though. If your fit was recent, it could just be your body adjusting to the new position. If it was more than a couple of weeks, I'd be guessing you would have adjusted happily by now if everything else was right. I'm certainly in the 'change one thing at a time' camp, if at all possible.
But if you can get Emma Colson, she'd sort all this for you I'm sure. No doubt she'd look at crank length too. Although Kennedy would have considered that anyway. All that Steve Hogg positioning stuff is good background for fitting, so you have a feel for some of the issues.