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Old 06-21-2019, 05:51 PM
sfscott sfscott is offline
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Shoe recommendations to solve a problem

It appears that I need to widen my stance width due to a combination of leg length discrepancy, flexibility and fitness. It's also more acute on a bike that does not fit exactly right.

Normally, the solution would be to seek a pedal with longer spindles and capability to put on some washers. Trouble is, I have a substantial investment in Garmin Vectors across a number of bikes. I think I can get one or two spacers on, but that's not addressing the issue on my right leg. The left leg is fine.

Question: Is there a shoe brand/model that would provide more left/right room to attach cleats than the Sidi Wires I currently ride? I assume that I would want to position the right cleat as far inside as possible to allow the knee more stance width.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-22-2019, 11:02 AM
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It appears that I need to widen my stance width due to a combination of leg length discrepancy, flexibility and fitness. It's also more acute on a bike that does not fit exactly right.

Normally, the solution would be to seek a pedal with longer spindles and capability to put on some washers. Trouble is, I have a substantial investment in Garmin Vectors across a number of bikes. I think I can get one or two spacers on, but that's not addressing the issue on my right leg. The left leg is fine.

Question: Is there a shoe brand/model that would provide more left/right room to attach cleats than the Sidi Wires I currently ride? I assume that I would want to position the right cleat as far inside as possible to allow the knee more stance width.

Thanks in advance.
Maybe, but unless the sole is very rigid, you may have issues with your foot canting out to the side where it is unsupported.

Can you get longer spindles for the Vectors?
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:48 PM
ultraman6970 ultraman6970 is online now
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I cant remember the brand.. i think DMT... some of their shoes used to have the holes moveable left to right giving you maybe 5 mm of extra room, maybe thats what you need.

The bad part is that I think they discontinues the feature in their new line up... so you have to find stuff at ebay, which is still available.

Second option, if you need like 10 mm at that point always you can drill new holes in your shoe and test. Hope you have a set of old shoes moving around.

My personal issue with putting washers is that the crankset specially carbon get stressed too much, specially if you are in the heavy side or if you are racing (racers can put insane power to the parts, even if they are light)... I have a similar problem as yours, I got keywin pedals and I use a longer left axle, but you use garmin stuff so you need to keep the set up as it is... shoes or washers for you then.

CORRECTION.. SHOES ARE NORTHWAVE...!!!

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Old 06-25-2019, 02:17 PM
prototoast prototoast is offline
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Have you considered swapping to a mtb crankset? I believe you can stick a sram road spider on a mtb crank, and that will but you about ~10mm on each side.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:27 PM
macaroon macaroon is offline
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A better solution would be to do some stretches, it doesn't take much to start feeling more limber. It's probably all in your hips!
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:35 PM
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Aligning the foot through the cleat is a recipe for -rotation/ torgue induced- knee pain for me (IT band mostly).
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