Due to some old injuries from other sports, riding pedals with any float hurts one of my hips. On the road I ride 0-float Shimano cleats with Shimano pedals and that works great.
I’ve been doing some gravel riding and I’m looking for some input on pedals. I tried SPDs and that was a total no go. I’ve been using eggbeaters with 0-float cleats and that’s better, but there is still enough squish/foot movement that it causes pain. I’ve started using my road pedals and shoes on my gravel bike, but that is not a great option since I do sometimes need to walk. And I do want to be able to bail fast if needed.
Are there other pedal options? I was wondering if pedals with a bigger platform, like the Mallet E, might do a better job of holding my foot planted, or if I should just accept the limitations and use my road pedals and shoes.
Any input would be appreciated!