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post #1 of 21 Old 05-24-2008, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Dragging toes

Ok, so I posted shortly after getting my Wee about not being able to drag pegs.

I've since put on 3500 miles and gotten a lot more comfortable on the bike. I canyon carve just about every weekend and can now comfortably lean WAY the frick over (did I mention I love the ground clearance on this bike? )

Well, this is fine and good from the standpoint that I'm riding the bike - really riding it.

The bad thing is - the first thing to touch down are my toes. Both sides. I guess my size 11's hang a bit lower than the peg-feelers. Kinda odd feeling your toe drag ground. And unnerving.

Anyone else have this problem?

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post #2 of 21 Old 05-25-2008, 12:16 AM
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Put your toes on the pegs, works for my size 13's

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I noticed this with riding buddies too. Seems a lot of people put the arch of their foot on the peg, rather than the ball of their foot. I tried it, but just doesn't feel right to me, and to keep my toes off the brake/shifter would mean having my toes stick out.
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post #4 of 21 Old 05-25-2008, 08:12 AM
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Learn to reposition your feet ,it's a bad habit that will hurt you . I have actually hit a something on the road with my foot while going around a corner hard ,I was lucky to survive without comming off .That was the last time I was lazy with my feet.

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post #5 of 21 Old 05-25-2008, 09:05 AM
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I put the balls of my feet on the pegs to keep the toes from dragging.

Other than getting shorter feet I don't really see any other options

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post #6 of 21 Old 05-25-2008, 09:11 AM
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So far I haven't had the toe problem on the Wee but I have experienced in on a couple sport bikes. It's a good idea to keep your feet back or it'll be broken foot time.
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Not a photo of me, but this is how I have my feet on the pegs when I ride..

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Yep, guess I'll need to get used to riding with different foot position. That or slow down... Nah, that'd just be crazy.

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Balls of the feet on the pegs, and try hanging off the bike more with less actual lean of the Strom. Might also want to invest in some good street/sport boots with built-in toe-sliders on them:
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HappyWanderer, what kind of tires are you using and if they are not Trailwings, what do you think of them?

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