View Full Version : Pedal suggestions for someone that toes out

07-26-2007, 07:33 PM
I really want to upgrade pedals and go clipless but I am worried about finding the right type for me. I toe out really bad (never got corrective braces when I was a kid). I need a pedal that will allow enough play for my feet to turn out and not force them to stay straight.

Any good recommendations?

07-26-2007, 07:53 PM
You just need to set the cleat up to correspond with your toe-out. It isn't the pedal.

Andy Pruitt's book (http://www.amazon.com/Pruitts-Complete-Medical-Guide-Cyclists/dp/1931382808/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-4420492-7654823?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185507631&sr=8-1) has an excellent chapter on this. A good bike shop should also help you.

07-27-2007, 04:21 AM
Find a LBS that uses the "Cleat Alignment" tool. This process places the cleat in the proper location based on your range of motion.

07-27-2007, 05:37 AM
Thanks for the tip about the alignment tool! I'll have to check around and see who has that in my area.

roadie gal
07-27-2007, 06:46 AM
Try Speedplays. I have the same problem with my right foot. I use the X series. They allow up to 25 degrees of float. They take a little getting used to after any other clipless pedal. You're foot feels like it's skating around, but you get used to it pretty quickly. I haven't had any knee or foot pain since I started using them.

Pedal Wench
07-27-2007, 08:18 AM
Second the vote for Speedplays, but my vote is for Speedplay Zeros. They let you set limits on the float. I tend to toe out too, but I have the limits set so that I can toe out, but not so much that my heels rub against the crank arms. Plus, by limiting the outer range of the float, my release angle is pretty small - when I want to get out, I'm out!

07-27-2007, 12:28 PM
Thank you so much Roadie and Pedalwench, that is exactly the type of info I am looking for! It really helps to know what has worked for others with the same type of conformation problems!

07-27-2007, 01:48 PM
I'm gonna throw another carrot in the stew and suggest Speedplay Frogs:eek:

07-27-2007, 02:36 PM
I toe out, not severely, but I definitely toe out. I use Shimano SPDs with 15 degrees of float, and I had the cleats set with the machine/system at the LBS.

Two years on them and so far, so good.