Tips for Cleats set up to protect my ankles

Hi I have been suffering with pain in my ankle after a long ride. The pain is in my inside of my ankle towards the back and underneath. I am wondering if I need set my cleats pointing slightly out of slightly in? Any tips please

What degree of float to your cleats provide? Mine are 6 degree and they provide plenty of movement to allow me to be comfortable. However I am thinking about going to 0 degree in an effort to increase my watts. In watching my feet position while riding they always seem to be neutral so it may not be a big deal. Then again, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

I would recommend bike fitting - and perhaps doc?

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I think I have them towards a max float. I can certainly move around. Thank you

IKE? Heading to physio next week

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Bike fitting, sorry. Edited :joy::joy::joy:

Thank you! Was hoping to do that but lockdown has kind of stopped it!
They sell a DIY pdf, but there are also many useful infos to read.

Sometimes pain can be due to the angle of the sole in axial direction. Specialized developed what they call bio geometry years ago. That helped me get rid of the pain. Nowadays, I use different shoes and cleat wedges. 1 or 2 degrees are enough in my case. Maybe that’s something which you can try despite of the lockdown for not too much money.

Thank you. I tried wedges to stop the pain on the outside my foot (being old is fun!). I could add another. I think it might be RSA as I have had the most pain after a 100km ride and Alp Du Zwift on the power trainer

Mentioned above, but get a real bike fit. I resisted doing this for years (cheap and thought I could tweak it). I started having weird hip pains, I got a bike fit from Andy Pruitt and wish I had done that 30 years ago. It’s the best money you’ll ever spend on your bike.


Thank you. That definitely seems to be the answer! Thank you for taking the time to reply.

This. So much this.

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