Thanks for engineering such a wonderful product. I just ordered my second set of comp cleat adapters.
I have been using these on the turbo for 6 months and outside for 3 months. As a triathlete with a history of ankle injuries this has worked wonders for me, I can now run off the bike with no ankle pain and all my runs feel easier. Haven't had any loss in power or speed on the bike.
Excellent product, I have been using these on the turbo for 6 months and outside for 3 months. As a triathlete with a history of ankle injuries this has worked wonders for me, I can now run off the bike with no ankle pain and all my runs feel easier.
Just wanted to say thanks, the second set arrived and after a week of rides I am really happy! They work so well for my ankles which have old football injuries . Thank you. I will be getting another set for my other shoes soon!
Easy to fit. I've probably had them on for about 10 days now without any issue, working as described which is great. Brilliant adapters, hopefully Wahoo's updating of Speedplay will increase their popularity and demand for these adapters for you.
Cycling is fun. Foot pain should not be part of it.
Especially the front foot can get painful as you spend time on the bike.
The reason is that all pedal pressure transfers onto a small area having delicate nerves and tendons.
Wheather this is diagnosed as Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, or hot-spots, the solution may often be the same: 1) Move and 2) Distribute the pedal pressure.
Classic vs Rearward Cleat Position
Historically, only one cleat location was feasible: Under the ball of the foot. This was the only place where old, soft cycling shoes could transfer any power.
Strangely, despite modern rigid soles, cycling shoes still locate cleats as in the old days. For many, this is not optimal.
Those who suffer from foot pain, Achilles tendon pain, heel drop, or tired calves would benefit from a more rearward cleat position.
Cleat Position and Foot Comfort
For foot comfort, an efficient remedy is to move the pedal's pressure away from the painful area.
Often a 10-24mm rearward cleat move is all it takes.
Unfortunately, no cycling shoes offer that much displacement.
This is where cleat adapters come in handy. They add the needed room for adjustment.
Support Area and Foot Comfort
A cleat adapter also adds support area and rigidity where it matters. This distributes the pedal pressure and lowers peak pressure.
The combination of 1) moving AND 2) distributing pressure is why cleat adapters are so efficient in mitigating foot pain.
Durable. Light. Proven!
The PatroCleats adapters work! Thousands of cyclists all over the world agree.
All materials are the highest grades possible, eg. for the ERGO3 adapters: 6061-T6 aerospace aluminum, and for the SPPL4 adapters: carbon fibre composite.
They will last for years.
Whats the weight? A mere 24 grams / 0,84 oz.
Calves and Achilles Tendons
A cleat adapter enables you to shorten the lever from the pedal to the heel joint by 10-15%.
This reduces the strain on the Achilles tendon by 10-15%, preventing injury.
Also the calf muscles are thereby spared, reducing tendency to heel drop, and freeing up important energy for other muscles.
And the Professionals?
Also top triathletes and time trial specialists position their cleats far back on their shoes.
Jan Frodeno (Gold medal 2008 Olympics, 3 X winner of the Ironman World Championship, and 2 X winner of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship)
Daniela Ryf (5 X Ironman World Championship, 4 x Ironman 70.3 World Championship)
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PATROCLEATS is based in Switzerland, a cyclist's paradise.
We continuously design, test, and refine our components to ensure a great riding experience.
We subject our components to rigorous testing in triathlons, road races, mountain biking, and on test rigs.
You can visit us here: Fionia AG, Hinterbergstrasse 36, CH-6312, Steinhausen, Switzerland.
M.Sc.M.Eng. Niels Erikstrup