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Pedal float - good or bad?


Bram_on_Madone

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Its time to replace my cleats again and everytime I try to figure out the "float" debate.  At the moment my spd cleats have 0 degrees of float according to the packaging and they seem to work fine, although I do occasionally get a bit of joint pain.  I have been led to believe that using a 6 degree float would get rid of this, but then I would lose efficiency because of the movement on the pedal.

Is there any  truth any of this or is the "float debate" just one of the marketing gimmicks?
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The "float" pedals are a lot kinder on your knees especially.

 

They do allow your foot to move from side to side a little bit once clipped in. I have used the cleats that allow for no movement and did get pain on the sides of my knees. I do think however that if the cleats are set up 100% correctly for your feet you should experiance no pain.

 

About loseing efficiency I personally do not think that this is true as I do not feel that I ride slower at all using the cleats that allow movement I only feel a whole lot more comfortable.

 

 

 

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Floating pedals? Must mean they're very light' date=' so that's good, right?

 

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Especially if you plan on riding through deep puddles...

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Floating pedals? Must mean they're very light' date=' so that's good, right?

 

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Especially if you plan on riding through deep puddles...

 

Exactly. Like I see on that other thread, spud is riding to adelaide.... Floating pedals will be handy...

 

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