New Shoes Same Cleat Position!

Harry Thorpe
Harry Thorpe Posts: 34
edited February 2013 in Road general
Hi there,
For Christmas I got some lovely bontrager rxxxl road's. Seeing that the weather has been so nasty recently I have not dared take them out but we have finally had a nice few days and it looks set to last the week so I must try them out. However, how do I get the same cleat position on these as I have with my old (now for bad weather use) shoes? the position on the others is ok and I haven't really had any problems although I'm sure a pro would correct them! Is my best bet just setting them straight (with float) and with the ball of the food over the pedal axle?
Many Thanks!


  • nolight
    nolight Posts: 261
    I do it the old fashion way. Ride, adjust, ride again.
  • team47b
    team47b Posts: 6,424
    have a look at this for position... ... -position/

    I put some masking tape on the edge of the shoe with a mark showing where the 'ball of the foot' is, then clip in and see where the axle is in relation to this mark and move the cleat to where I want it to be.

    Then go out, test it and then change it anyway :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Marker pen on the old shoes, then measure and apply to the new shoes. Might need to adjust slightly but works well for me.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.