Advice on 2 bolt SPD alignment

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Advice on 2 bolt SPD alignment

Postby Quizmate » Sat Jan 19, 2013 13:53 pm

Is there an easy method of correctly aligning 2 bolt SPD cleats (by this I mean they're correctly placed in terms of fore / aft under the ball of my foot, but not the angle of toe in or out). I've read the one about dangling your feet off of the end of a table, but this just makes my feet toe outwards quite significantly which can't be right, especially as when I walk or dangle my legs from the saddle there's only a mild toeing out if any!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Advice on 2 bolt SPD alignment

Postby njee20 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 18:27 pm

Not really, because everyone's different. Trial and error.
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Re: Advice on 2 bolt SPD alignment

Postby Shackster » Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:46 pm

I would try them first with the point of the cleat pointing at your big toe or thereabouts, this will create a slight toe-out angle which is natural for most people, and should ensure your heel doesn't hit the cranks. I tried them pointing directly forwards once and my knees were aching within a couple of miles.

But trial and error after that to see what's most comfortable for you.
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Re: Advice on 2 bolt SPD alignment

Postby nicklouse » Wed Jan 23, 2013 13:49 pm

"Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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Re: Advice on 2 bolt SPD alignment

Postby cyd190468 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 02:26 am

It's helpful to draw a line down the centre of the cleats to make sure they both start in the same position relative to the sole of the shoe. You can't rely on the slots being straight. You might also find that you need to run one cleat a couple of millimetres further forward as your feet are different sizes by 5mm or so.
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SPD alighnment - what the experts say

Postby giantAstax » Thu Jan 31, 2013 08:38 am

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/s ... ats-24284/

It's pretty crucial to get this right to avoid knee issues and other ailments.
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