New Tool For Easy, Ergonomic Cleat Placement

Ergon has a new tool out called the TP1 to make proper cleat placement on your cycling shoes a lot easier than “eyeballing” where they should go. You can even use it to mark current placement of your cleats, so you can change them out and make sure the new ones go back in the same place. Simple and easy. More info from Egon after the break.

From Ergon: No loss in power. The first ever tool for simple yet precise Installation of cleats On cycling shoes.

The critical interface. The energy that goes into cycling is transferred via the pedal, shoe and cleat. Ergonomics in this area plays a massive role. Without an ergonomic setup power and performance will be lost. Comfort will be compromised. Injury could result. Correctly installed cleats are noticeable from the first ride. The Ergon TP1 allows the accurate adjustment of the three axis which are important when installing cleats. The fore/aft position, the stance (Q-Factor) and the foot angle. It is simple, fast and effective.

The tool is completed by a small handbook. This is a guide to basic ergonomics of the foot and leg, the biomechanic consequences and a simple step by step manual for using the TP1. For expert users information is provided about maximising performance.

Comments

uglyyeti - 07/30/10 - 9:03pm

The Germans are on it. Almost 20 years of spuds and we’re still eyeballing it? Cleat placement is so critical and we’ve been just happily plodding along in the dark ages. Sign me up. I’ll even read their handbuch.

plum - 08/02/10 - 9:10am

No Speedplay….come on!

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