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I was watching a video review of the Valkyrie and I noticed the rider kept his feet arches on the pedals. I've never done that on any bike I've owned. I normally keep the balls of my feet on the pedals and switch to the heel-on position when I'm about to brake or shift. It's a big transition though on the Valkyrie. Is anyone riding with their heels on the pedals all the time?
 

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I do that pretty much all the time. Most of my riding is around town though so it would be a hassle to keep moving my foot position every time I need to brake or shift.
Additional data, which may or may not be relevant, I only started riding dec 2014, and my first bike had pegs, not the miniboards like the Valk.
 

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Never actually noticed where my feets are, but I think I normally have arches on the pegs. Will have to pay attention tomorrow.
 

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I experimented with the arches-on-pedal position this morning. It works okay on the brake side but on the sifter side, I am putting a little bit of down pressure on the shifter all the time, which I don't think it a good thing.
 

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[...] but on the sifter side, I am putting a little bit of down pressure on the shifter all the time, which I don't think it a good thing.
I am a bit conscious of that when I'm wearing boots. It takes a little more effort to make sure I'm not putting pressure on the shifter, but I still think it's easier overall, than constantly moving my foot on the board.
I think it would be easier still if I get an AM shifter that sticks out a tiny bit farther and higher. That's on my todo list.
 

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I noticed today that I ride with my arches on the pegs. Both feet just barely miss the shifter and brake, so it's not much of a move to get to them when I need to.
 

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I've decided on splitting the difference -- just at that area between the ball of the foot and the arch. That way I can hold the same position on each side, not have to worry about touching the shifter, and reduce the amount of travel.
 
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