FORM Cleat Wedge - SPD-SL, Look, Time
Cleat wedges are used to correct foot pronation, increase proprioception and provide better stability and control whilst cycling. They are also used to indirectly alter knee angle to reduce lateral or medial knee pain associated with bad leg tracking.
Cleat wedges angle the rider's shoe/foot by means of changing the angle between cleat and shoe. Each wedge offers 1 degree of tilt and multiple wedges can be used to achieve the desired angle.
Wedges are best fitted during a bike fit session or within a pedaling/power assessment. However, they can also be fitted judiciously by riders themselves providing the exercise is done in a controlled manner.
Universal 3-hole cleat wedges are compatible with Shimano SPDSL, Look style 3-hole cleats and Time/Mavic pedals.
Look/Shimano Cleat Wedges® work with Look Keo, Look Delta, Shimano SL road, Campagnolo, Time road and similar 3-hole cleat systems.
Cleat Wedges are sold a piece
Research conducted on cyclist's feet showed that 96% of us have forefeet that are canted or tilted up to the inside inward ("varus") or outward toward the outside ("valgus"). The vast majority (87%) of cyclist's feet tilt up to the inside. Unfortunately, almost all cycling shoes, cleats and pedals take this natural tilt and force it flat. This can generate knee pain, create a foot "hotspot" (where the inner or outer side of the foot feels hot) and diminish your ability to generate power.
Cleat Wedges® enable the cycling shoe to connect with the pedal naturally, by acknowledging the foot's inherent angle. This creates a neutral foot position throughout the pedaling cycle, resulting in greater comfort and power.