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My feet are going numb on almost every ride I go on! I'm using clip less pedals! The only thing I've tried to loosen my shoes a little to give my feet more room!! But that doesn't seem to help at all!! The numbness isn't that bad, but it's very annoying!! Does anyone have any suggestions??
 

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First 2 things (and there are more for sure) that come to my mind are 1. Are you sure your shoe size is correct, not either to big or to small esp. if your loosening the straps. and 2. cleat position. Is it (your cleat) over the center of the ball of your foot? If it was me that would be where I would start.
 

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Also the tilt of your foot can play into it within the shoe that is.

1. Weak pedaling form can cause you to rotate your toes to the outside placing more pressure on that side. I had this happen. Try to focus more especially after a few miles where you may be working.harder to continue.

2. There are corrective shims that can adjust how your feet fit in the shoe.

Trip to a fit specialist and or your LBS Mau help identify the issue.
 

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So far so good gents! I'm raising you well! :) Numbness in the feet could come from a cleat that is too far forward putting more pressure on the ball of the foot.

Could also be a saddle issue in terms of pressure on the sits bones. Definitely get a fitting, ideally RETUL.
 

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Haha!! Thanks everyone!! I checked my cleat position on my shoes! It was a little too far forward, so I moved it back. Hopefully these adjustments will get me through until this weekend when I go to LBS and get fitted right! Thanks again guys!!
 

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Are you riding tomorrow. Curious to know if.the.adjustments work.
 

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Are you riding tomorrow. Curious to know if.the.adjustments work.
Seems like it did help a lot! I didn't realize that such a small adjustment could effect that much!! I'm still going to get fitted by my LBS hopefully this weekend!! Asking friends to help fit me to my bike has backfired!! Lesson learned!!
 

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Glad you had some improvment. It took some time with trial and error to dial mine in. Took them to LBS and they said my.cleats looked good but my pedal form was off placing pressure outside of my foot. Also just like you move your hands to prevent numbness you can move your foot around in the shoe.

Do you know if and what float your cleats have?
 

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To be honest I don't know what the float is!! I have Utegra pedals, and the yellow cleats. I'm not sure whether that answers your question or not!!

What's a good price for fitting a bike!! All my bike shops in the area give different options and different pricing!! What should I look for when comparing??
 

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To be honest I don't know what the float is!! I have Utegra pedals, and the yellow cleats. I'm not sure whether that answers your question or not!!

What's a good price for fitting a bike!! All my bike shops in the area give different options and different pricing!! What should I look for when comparing??
You are fine. Yellow cleats have an advertised 7* of float whereas RED cleats have 0*. Those could be treacherous on your knees
 

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Fitting-How much $ and time do you have?

My old LBS charged 175 for a fitting, I was fit wrong and paid dearly for it. They now have a Retul system and charge 475 and it is 3 hours long.

My friend just opened a bike shop here in Maryland and she's been an independent fitter for years and is VERY well known in the fitting community. She's cross trained on multiple platforms and also uses video capture technology. Her fee? $125 and the absolute best investment I've ever made in cycling. It was literally like coming out of the Dark Ages and in to Enlightenment. She swapped a saddle, stem, cleat position, saddle height/fore/aft, etc etc etc. Incredible.

To top it off, the old LBS sold me a bike a size too small, I'm on a 54cm and should be on a 56:hate:
 

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Retul, +1
 
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