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This is a common problem, but really not a big deal. I've usually heard it called "toe overlap". I have it on all my bikes. Basically, it's a bit shocking the first time it happens, but you get used to it. It's no big deal. If you're simply aware that it can happen at slow speeds, you'll avoid it easily enough. Since it can only happen at slow speeds, it's ...


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My son had an toe-overlap issue, and it turned out the forks were on backwards. I looked up how to take the forks out, and after I turned them around, the bike is perfect. No toe-overlap! Thanks for the suggestion.


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As in the link that OP posted and the suggestions here most of the actions focus on changing the riding technique. There is one other option mentioned in the link and one that I thought of should the new technique be no solution. change the fork rake - by replacing the front fork for the one providing larger wheelbase you increase the distance between the ...


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This exact same thing happened to me, I realised my front bike wheel was the wrong way round!! I was fuming as I had purchased it from Halfords? So, I turned the bike wheel around and it was fine!


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I have a 46cm gravel bike with 170mm crank arms (it's a Surly Cross Check, it's approximately equivalent to a 50cm road bike ). Although it isn't a MTB, it's still a 29er (700c = 29er with narrower tires). Indeed, toe overlaps are issues for me, although they are more like annoyance. Toe overlaps mostly happen when I stop at a red light, or sudden strong ...


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I don't know how common it is. I can tell you that it's not as big a problem as you would expect. Toe overlap only comes into play when you're making very sharp turns at low speed. Hitting your toe on the front tire would be dangerous at high speed - but at low speed, it's just annoying. And it doesn't even happen that often.


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It is known some people moving to 29er's have issues with tow overlap, especially on small frames. I know when I am not using cleats, I sometimes get a bit of toe strike, less so now, but initially it was happening regularly. Best not to try and 'fix' the overlap - the bike geometry will be negatively affected unless extreme care is taken. Its not a major ...


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Just make sure your fork is oriented the correct direction. I bought a Spot bike, and when it arrived to my house the factory had put the fork on the wrong direction. Actually, they put the handle bars on the wrong direction, and when they oriented the handle bars correctly it turns the fork 180 degrees in the wrong direction. This isn’t immediately obvious, ...


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