Bike Fit Fixes

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 29, 2013
  • Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM UTC
Photo: Nick Salazar

Foot numbness

The cause: Pedal pressure through the ball of the foot can reduce blood flow through the foot, creating numbness or hot spots.

The fix: Traditional bike fit dogma says the pedal axle should be positioned under the big toe joint, but Ignatz believes pressure in that location impinges blood flow. Instead, he moves the cleat rearward so the axle lines up with the pinky toe joint.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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