Shoes with cleat holes far forward?

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C50DB
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by C50DB

Hi guys, what brands have their cleat holes far forward? I have Giro Empires now, but my cleats should be 1,7cm more forward in size 40. The distance from the heel to first hole should be 17cm. Can anyone please help? I'm considering custom drilled Bont or Gaerne or S-Phyre?


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wingguy
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by wingguy

17mm further on a size 40? That'd be close to putting the cleats under your toes on most shoes wouldn't it?

Antoine
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by Antoine

Look at the pics there : https://www.probikeshop.com/en/fr/road/riders-gear-shoes-c85.html

On high end Shimano they use this system :

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BRM
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by BRM

Can you give an explenation why?

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silvalis
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by silvalis

wingguy wrote:17mm further on a size 40? That'd be close to putting the cleats under your toes on most shoes wouldn't it?


I just did a rough measurement and 17cm heel to bottom holes on a size 40 (about 25cm long) would put the forward cleat nut under the top of the middle toe.

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kdawg
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by kdawg

I agree that that sounds a lot - I have the opposite problem and need them further back. I use Bont shoes at the moment and I posted pictures in the big Bont thread a few months ago of when I drilled new holes - really easy.
I'm left handed, if that matters.

AJS914
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by AJS914

C50DB wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 1:37 pm
but my cleats should be 1,7cm more forward in size 40. The distance from the heel to first hole should be 17cm.
How are you determining this?

I used to do ball of the foot over the pedal axel but now I'm using the steve hogg method which puts the ball in front of the axel. I like it much better:

https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bi ... -position/

topflightpro
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by topflightpro

Go custom.

I have two pair of Riivo shoes. I'm very happy with them. I know someone who has a pair that he had drilled mid-foot.

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themidge
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by themidge

Geriatric thread alert!
FWIW My b'twin 900 shoes seem to have the cleat pretty far forward, though they're a bit big cos I just got them.
:hello:
Cannondale Supersix 2008 (weight: 7.3kg)
B'twin Triban 540 (in bits)
Vitus "Benotto" 979 (weight: :? )

jerbax18
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by jerbax18

fizik R1B. i returned mine because the holes were too forward for me

KarlC
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by KarlC

Dill new holes in the carbon sole where you need them, ez enfu to do.

This guy moved his backwards ...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9VOOs4Yg8U

blamester
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by blamester

Get some flat pedals wear runners and see where you like your feet on the spindlle. Start from there and tune accordingly.

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