Sore knees

I'm not a doctor but… 
Cycling injury, recovery and health issues.
Forum rules
The information / discussion in the Cycling Health Forum is not qualified medical advice. Please consult your doctor.

Sore knees

Postby TheDon » Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:37 pm

Swapped to speedplay pedals recently. Both knees now sore after riding. Thinking I might need to drop saddle a touch to account for reduced stack height. Thoughts?
Image
TheDon
 
Posts: 21
Joined: Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:37 pm

by BNA » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:52 pm

BNA
 

Re: Sore knees

Postby rodneycc » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:52 pm

Hi mate, maybe we should compare notes/pain :-). I've been told the following which I'm working through fyi

Back of knee pain = Seat to high

Front of knee pain = seat too low.

Inner side knee pain = cleat too far on inside of shoe.

Outer side knee pain = cleat too centred or outside of shoe.

Or you might need to open up the float a bit more. I screwed my zeros out to the max limit which I think has helped a little.
2012 Giant Defy Compo 1
2012 Specialized Roubaix Elite
2013 Giant Talon 0 29er
2013 Flight Podium 1
2014 Bianchi Infinito CV
User avatar
rodneycc
 
Posts: 1021
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Location: Melbourne Suburbs, Victoria

Re: Sore knees

Postby rodneycc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:09 pm

Also just a quick note on seat too high. I find that's my usual problem after I've "played with my bike settings". I always find I have a lot more dramas with my knees from seat too high rather than seat too low so always better to err on the lower side I find. I did it again this week actually. Forgot to do my usual check of heal touching the pedal with the pedal straight down (the guys off here at BNA have given me that tip that is easy to check and has helped me heaps to find the right height).
2012 Giant Defy Compo 1
2012 Specialized Roubaix Elite
2013 Giant Talon 0 29er
2013 Flight Podium 1
2014 Bianchi Infinito CV
User avatar
rodneycc
 
Posts: 1021
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:50 pm
Location: Melbourne Suburbs, Victoria

Re: Sore knees

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:21 am

You also have too take into account the seat back or forward part, when lifting and lowering the height. :idea:

Foo
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
Goal 6000km
Image
User avatar
foo on patrol
 
Posts: 4522
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:12 am
Location: Sanstone Point QLD

Sore knees

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:32 am

Assuming same cleat position behind the 1st metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, u will need to drop your saddle a little as the speedplay setup has the lowest stack height of most of the common pedal systems...
Image
Dr_Mutley
 
Posts: 2211
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:28 pm
Location: Flagstaff Hill, Adelaide SA 5159

Re: Sore knees

Postby wgc138 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:43 pm

Thanks will certainly remember these :D

rodneycc wrote:Hi mate, maybe we should compare notes/pain :-). I've been told the following which I'm working through fyi

Back of knee pain = Seat to high

Front of knee pain = seat too low.

Inner side knee pain = cleat too far on inside of shoe.

Outer side knee pain = cleat too centred or outside of shoe.

Or you might need to open up the float a bit more. I screwed my zeros out to the max limit which I think has helped a little.
wgc138
 
Posts: 72
Joined: Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:06 pm

Re: Sore knees

Postby Blinding » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:29 am

I picked up my road bike friday and got a fit with it too went for a 95k ride the next day and about halfway through my right calf felt crampy so we took a few breaks and made it home, once home though I noticed a tightness in the back of my knee but only on the right side again. Im wondering if this is more to do with cleat positioning rather than seat being too high as it is only on the right side??
(Sorry for the threadjack)
2014 Avanti Cadent ERII
Blinding
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:49 pm

Re: Sore knees

Postby outnabike » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:16 pm

User avatar
outnabike
 
Posts: 1059
Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:53 pm
Location: Melbourne Vic


Return to Cycling Health

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit