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Do you use pedal's with cleats? Road shoe cleats will add a bit of thickness to your shoe's sole. MTB cleats are recessed into the sole, but the sole is thicker, which may help too. This could be an expensive way to gain a small amount. Depending on the stop, there may be a kerb/curb where you can place a foot that is higher than the road surface. ...


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Try stopping with one foot down, leaning the bike over and leaving your dominant leg on the pedal with the pedal forward and up ready for a power stroke. By leaning the bike over you can get lots of clearance. I can often even remain on the saddle. When you're ready to go, push off with your non-dominant leg (which is touching the ground) and give a strong ...


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In most circumstances you should not be getting dropped by riders your weight and power. The advantage of drafting another cyclist is way beyond the differences in aerodynamics of your frame or brakes, even your position on the bike. If you have this problem in a sidewind it might be your position on the crossbike is too upright. It would seem your problem ...



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