A change from Crank Bros. Solving a niggling issue?

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Fatamorgana
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A change from Crank Bros. Solving a niggling issue?

Postby Fatamorgana » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:27 am

I've been struggling a little this summer after converting over from mtn biking to road riding in May (bear with me).

I was off the mtn bike for 16 months after, what I believe is a small tear in my lat' quad muscle back in July 2010. My last event was the UK 24hr solo champs.

Anyhow, 2x MRI's and 2x unltrasounds and 4x physios later and lately, 5 sessions of acupuncture (impressed) I have changed to Look pedals and carbon soled Spec' road shoes and thus far, no problems.

Far more secure, far more "clipped in" far less float than with my Crank Bros Candies (Egg Beaters with a small platform) and my muscles are aching due to the ride not having to back-off due to the "tear" becoming sore. One specialist who sets bikes up professionally (bike fitting etc) I spoke to suggested there was too much float in the pedals and the leg was having to over-compensate, so I switched on his advice.

So far, so good.

All because of a change in pedals and cleats. Long may that continue.
Thought I'd share.

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Re: A change from Crank Bros. Solving a niggling issue?

Postby milfredo » Thu Nov 15, 2012 14:03 pm

This sounds like it could be Tim?

If it is I'm glad to hear that you are back on a bike of some kind.

Will

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Re: A change from Crank Bros. Solving a niggling issue?

Postby welsh_14 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 17:20 pm

Out of interest did you try switching to Shimano SPD pedals? As far as I know they have less float than CB pedals, I may be wrong though! If you had these on their tightest setting or switched to Look mtb pedals would it help? You've probably already thought of this but just in case you hadn't :D

Good to hear that you are still managing to ride something though and haven't had to give up completely.

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Re: A change from Crank Bros. Solving a niggling issue?

Postby allthegearnoidea » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:17 am

have a look at Time, they have a very Solid feel when clipped in (you can also use the cb cleats on time pedals), i was suprised by the difference between my old used cb candy's and the times, felt like you were bolted on for a while! amazingly different,
iirc they have a little less float than CB's but more than shimano's.
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Re: A change from Crank Bros. Solving a niggling issue?

Postby Fatamorgana » Fri Nov 16, 2012 14:28 pm

Cheers.
Tim - 'tis I back from many months in Patagonia.

I have some Shimanos somewhere as I bought a £125 eBay mtn bike yestreday to keep the wheels turning over the winter even if it's not oft' XC as the country roads 'round N Herts are not very clean nor in good repair.

Lost 8lbs in the summer months on road club rides - wonderful & such lovely scenery at the end of the Chilterns on the Herts / Essex / Cambs borders.

Will look at the Time pedals too.

Cheers
T


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