Foot Pedal Interface
THE FEET ARE THE START OF YOUR BIOMECHANICAL CHAIN
£100 FOR A 60-90 MINUTE SESSION
The foot-pedal interface is the key to an efficient and sustainable riding position. As the soles of cleated cycling shoes have become stiffer and less compliant the need to properly position the foot in relation to the crank has become more important, to avoid injury and promote healthy cycling.
Our goal is to achieve the best foot position to create maximum biomechanical efficiency for your lower extremity joints and soft tissue, while minimising your risk of injury. This has to be done for each foot independently as we are often not symmetrical. We check the alignment of each of your cleats in five key areas
Fore and Aft to ensure pressure is not directly on the 1st metatarsal head
Medial lateral adjustment (closer or further from the centre line of the bike) to allow the knee to track vertically
Adjustment for forefoot varus or valgus, preventing the knee from dipping in at the bottom of your pedal stroke
Cleat rotation to ensure even float on either side of your natural foot angle
Adjustment for Leg length differentials, to align your pelvis horizontally and allow even pressure dispersion on your saddle
This is a core part of any initial client bike positioning but is available as a separate service for second sets of shoes or different bike where the cranks Q factor is different.
A session typically lasts an hour depending on your requirements, at a rate of £100/hr. Any cleat wedges, etc. are charged separately.