Mid-Foot Cycling. Your Shortcut to Comfort.
"The mid-foot position promises to help you ride better and create less wear and tear on the body in the process."
Balance your Feet
We humans naturally balance and distribute our weight between the heel and the front foot when walking and standing.
We should do so too when we pedal our bikes!
Improve your ride comfort by moving your cleats and pedals towards the heels!
Better ergonomics and comfort => Better restitution and more fun => Better training => Better Race!
The five Mid-Foot Benefits
1) Avoid hot-spots and front foot pain (metatarsalgia).
2) Eliminate heel-drop .
3) Protect your Achilles tendons.
4) Relax your calves and look GOOD at your bike-run transition!
5) Mid-foot cycling reduces the heel-joint movement, so you can lower your saddle a bit and reduce drag.
And the Professionals?
Also top-level triathletes place their cleats far back on the shoes.
Check out the cleat positions of triathlon champions like Daniela Ryf (4x winner IM Hawaii) and Jan Frodeno (winner IM Frankfurt 2019 in 7:56).
Meet your new Friends
Our brand new PatroCleats ERGO and PatroCleats COMP adapters allow you to adjust your cleats 0-24mm toward the heels.
Just screw on the adapters, screw on your trusted cleats and go cycling.
Your feet and legs will LOVE the improved balance. (As will your race finishing times.)
Our adapters have been tested on a variety of shoes with all available cleat types for road cycling.
Shimano SPD-SL: OK!
Look Keo: OK!
The cleat adapters are not intended for MTB-use, and are not compatible with two-hole cleats.
Compact, Strong and Light
You barely see the 3mm thick black anodized adapters, made of aerospace grade aluminium.
The weight? Only 26 grams!
ERGO or COMP?
Most will find Mid-Foot ERGO to be the right choice.
ERGO allows all cleat displacements 0-24mm behind your shoes' default setting.
COMP is for the competitive triathlete and time-trial cyclist, who knows that a 12-24 mm adjustment is the right range. This saves 3 grams.
We are based in central Switzerland, a cyclist's paradise.
We are passionate about our bikes, and when we are not engineering, tinkering and improving things, we do triatlon, road-racing and mountainbiking.
You can visit us here: Fionia AG, Hinterbergstrasse 36, CH-6312 Steinhausen, Switzerland.
Please give a call or send an email beforehand - we might be out testing stuff.