BikeFit (USA) – The Foot Fit Calculator App: Customize Your Foot/Pedal Connection.
BikeFit, a worldwide leader in bike fitting products, announced the launch of their free mobile app for Android devices. For the past 20 years, BikeFit’s knowledge and products increased comfort, power, and efficiency for countless cyclists. Now, with the release of the Foot Fit Calculator, cyclists can customize the fit of their bicycle shoes to their pedals. The application walks users through the process of figuring out the ideal pedal-to-foot connection angle and then recommends a solution to optimize foot fit. Users will need a friend to help take the pictures and the application will do the rest!
“At BikeFit, we discovered that approximately 90% of the population does not fit properly into a bicycle pedal. Most people have forefeet that are canted or tilted up to the inside or toward the outside. Unfortunately, almost all bike pedals, shoes and cleats take this natural tilt and force it flat. This can lead to poor pedal engagement, foot pain, hot spots (the inner or outer side of the foot feels hot), knee pain, and even back problems. To truly enjoy the bike, cyclists need to customize their foot fit.”
Through an easy and simple procedure, the app guides users through measuring foot tilt. The interface aids the user in to position, kneeling comfortably a couch or chair away from the person measuring their feet (with their knees slightly apart and legs hanging over the chair or bench). Next, the user only needs to have a friend take a quick picture, position the red line as explained in the directions, and then they are provided with the recommended number of Cleat Wedges needed to customize the fit of their foot.
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, efficiency, and power.