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Sept. 14, 2022, 9:22 a.m. -  Andy Eunson

I found this the other day and although it’s all about road and triathlon set up, I think it’s also quite applicable to mountain bike flat and clipped in set ups. The only real negative of feet further forward on the pedals is fast sudden acceleration which we don’t do as often off road. If I do place my foot arch over the spindle on flats, it doesn’t feel as positive descending I think because I lose the suspension effect of ankle flex. I have size 40 feet so I have less suspension effect than a rider with longer feet. []( I checked my shoes after your previous article and I have my cleats as far back on the shoe as they can be.  That’s why I think on flats my feet gravitate to about the same place. It is my back foot on flats that tends to lose it now and again. I’m learning to "wedge"  my back foot more these days. It is starting to work better. I’m going to experiment with longer trailing pins too.

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