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I’m completely in love with my Xtrainer, but there’s one thing that I can’t figure out. Why do the brake pedals sit up so high? At first I thought my stock pedal was bent, so I swapped it for a Boano one. When that didn’t fix it I looked around at other Xtrainers and realized they are all the same.

 

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Notice that this is adjusted DOWN as far as possible! I’ve even removed the jam nut behind the Clevis for extra adjustment. As it sits in its lowest position it’s still about 1 inch above my foot pegs. This causes me to ride with my foot beside the brake instead of covering it, and one day it will cause a wreck.

 

Does anyone have any idea how I can improve this? Could there be something I’m overlooking? Are you guys experiencing the same thing?

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You have to make your own customimzed pedal and 'up-stop'.

Mine has 20mm lowered pegs, so it was reaaaallly high to begin with....

 

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You have to make your own customimzed pedal and 'up-stop'.
Mine has 20mm lowered pegs, so it was reaaaallly high to begin with....
 
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Awesome ideas, thank you! I read through your other post and will shorten up that actuator rod as well.


Thank you for the links! They were very helpful

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I picked up a stepped brake tip to try out first. It looks like it will help quite a bit. IMG_6095.JPGIMG_6094.JPGIMG_6096.JPG

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Can you get your boot on the upper step cleats with this configuration?  When I first read this thread I looked at these stepped pads with some interest... until I realized that the upper step step doesn't extend far enough beyond my clutch cover to reliably pick it up with by boots when riding while standing.  Just curious if your bike is different for some reason.  Mine is the stock pedal.

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18 hours ago, tonkaman said:

I picked up a stepped brake tip to try out first. It looks like it will help quite a bit. IMG_6095.JPGIMG_6094.JPGIMG_6096.JPG

If that was mine, I would remove the upper cleats, for reasons of protecting the case

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What I found taking a class with Graham Jarvis is that for many of the techniques a high pedal for a hard brake when your on the rear of the seat is almost necessary.  I typically have my brake low so I don't heat it up dragging and I had some problems with that until I readjusted it.  So, two different setups really.

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Can you get your boot on the upper step cleats with this configuration?  When I first read this thread I looked at these stepped pads with some interest... until I realized that the upper step step doesn't extend far enough beyond my clutch cover to reliably pick it up with by boots when riding while standing.  Just curious if your bike is different for some reason.  Mine is the stock pedal.

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Sorry for the late reply, I kept forgetting to get a picture.

Mine sticks out plenty. In fact that’s probably helping your high pedal stay out of the way a bit more than mine was.

At this location I’ll be able to use both top and bottom spots. IMG_6203.JPG

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On the 18' 125rr I had to pull the jamb nut to get the peddle level with the foot peg, and that's bottomed out . 

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I have the opposite situation on the 2018. 300RR.

I moved the pedal as high as it will go and it's barely level with the footpeg. It's ok when sitting down, but when standing (and hanging back) it's difficult to flex the ankle enough to lock the rear.

 

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I have the opposite situation on the 2018. 300RR.
I moved the pedal as high as it will go and it's barely level with the footpeg. It's ok when sitting down, but when standing (and hanging back) it's difficult to flex the ankle enough to lock the rear.
 
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Oh wow, that is odd.

How come it seems some bikes have issues and some bikes are perfect?

I’d love an option to slide my master cylinder up a few mm to fix the issue. Perhaps I could have an adaptor machined....

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