SPDs for children

hammerite Posts: 3,408
I've put a spare set of SPD pedals on Jnr's bike and we've got him a pair of SPD shoes. Considering a child is unlikely to know how the cleats should be set up for comfort (or explain clearly if there's a problem), what's the best way to ensure the cleats are set up properly for a child?


  • Mike Healey
    Mike Healey Posts: 1,023
    Look at his natural foot position without clips of any kind - from above

    Position the cleat accordingly, i.e. if his toes point inwards by "x" degrees, then angle the cleat outwards (from above) so that his foot points in the natural direction

    Make the fore/aft position neutral

    He'll soon tell you if his knee(s) hurt, but if there's a reasonable degree of float it should be ok. we've had 8-10 year olds convert and have had no problems I'm aware of.
    Organising the Bradford Kids Saturday Bike Club at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre since 1998
  • hammerite
    hammerite Posts: 3,408
    Thanks Mike.