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Dragging knee/toe - April 13, 2014, 10:46 AM

I've been trying to get closer to dragging my knee while doing some minimoto races. The bikes have a pretty low seat height, so it's not much of a stretch. The problem (I think) I keep coming up against is dragging the toe of my boots before I get my knee down.

I've been riding in some pretty hefty MX boots that don't have any toe-sliders, just grippy rubber. As soon as they touch down I lowside out. I've been trying to tuck my feet in as much as possible, but seem to keep hitting up against this problem. Is there anything I could consider technique wise? Or should I just get a pair of race boots that have toe-sliders?
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April 13, 2014, 01:11 PM

you need to get that foot in tighter to the frame, might mean instead of having your foot flat on the pegs, angling your foot such that the inside is up resting on the frame, with only the outside of your foot actually on the peg. Or get smaller boots.
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April 13, 2014, 01:51 PM

put the ball of your foot on the peg

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April 13, 2014, 04:18 PM

I don't think there's much utility in it at allsports unless you're on one of the really tiny bikes.
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April 13, 2014, 07:40 PM

Originally Posted by Dark View Post
This is a motocross stance while turning, and it can work just as effectively at turning as a roadracing stance can.

If you are just trying to drag knee, lean off the INSIDE of the bike and keep the balls of your feet on the pegs. If you are wearing MX boots while trying it that way you are working harder for no reason.

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April 13, 2014, 10:05 PM

Balls of feet on the pegs. I am pretty much on my tip toes but still drag my toes. If you don't want to ride dirt style you will need to get your body hanging off the bike as much as possible to decrease the angle of the bike in relation to the ground.

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April 14, 2014, 07:44 AM

Do not ever do motocross style with rubber soled boots on pavement. You will get hurt bad when the boot sticks. Even road race boot soles are to grippy. At allsports you can put carpet on the soles. Everywhere else learn to leave your foot on the peg but still ride Moto style. That is how I ride.


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May 25, 2014, 11:37 PM

i've dragged my toes several times and never dragged knee =(
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May 26, 2014, 02:01 AM

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Oh boy.... Eek for a major knee reconstruction sooner or later on that pic. EEK!!!

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