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Old 08-18-2017, 08:25 PM
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Knee pain/stiffness

So everything feels fine but after my rides...my right knee has been bothering me a lot. When I am sitting down or laying down, it's restless and aches. This just started happening so not sure what's going on. I am 27 years old so wondering if this is a saddle height issue? Or maybe my saddle is too far back?

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Old 08-18-2017, 08:34 PM
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So everything feels fine but after my rides...my right knee has been bothering me a lot. When I am sitting down or laying down, it's restless and aches. This just started happening so not sure what's going on. I am 27 years old so wondering if this is a saddle height issue? Or maybe my saddle is too far back?

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Not a fit expert, but I typically raise my seat a couple millimeters and put the seat forward a few as well and it typically alleviates knee pain. It could be cleat position or a number of other things though.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:59 PM
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Not a fit expert, but I typically raise my seat a couple millimeters and put the seat forward a few as well and it typically alleviates knee pain. It could be cleat position or a number of other things though.
Alright. I had a fit done a few months ago so maybe I should try those things and if it doesn't alleviate the issue, I will go back to him.
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:41 PM
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Lacrosse ball; roll your quads and VMO on it. Will hurt like hell to start with, but should help your knees in the long run!
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:22 PM
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Just to start, where at the knee does it hurt?
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:46 PM
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Just to start, where at the knee does it hurt?


In the very center, pretty much the entire area. I've never had knee problems before so this is new to me.


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Old 08-20-2017, 08:59 PM
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Cleat position? I had a knee injury over a year ago unrelated to cycling and I had to adjust my cleat position to mitigate most of the pains.

I also switched from 172.5 to 165 cranks out of curiosity and it seemed to help with pains due to reduced movements in the knee. Don't take my word for it though...

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Old 08-20-2017, 09:01 PM
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Cleat position?


I don't know much about positioning cleats. The fitter put them on for me. I can ask him to revisit my cleat position. Everything including adjustments is part of the fit for good.


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Old 08-20-2017, 09:43 PM
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any problems before you saw the fitter??
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:48 PM
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any problems before you saw the fitter??


Honestly, I had him fit me because I was getting back on the bike after not riding for a long time..I wanted to make sure I didn't get back on and injure myself. Am I going to hard when I'm out?


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Old 08-21-2017, 12:22 AM
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Anterior knee pain apparently? Google that, a lot of info about that subject. YOu have pretty much like 3 ways to fix the problem but w/o seeing you riding is hard to tell, saddle height is in the low side and need a hike of a few mm... move cleats back a little or move the saddle back, all of those will do the same, which one is the right one? depends of you.

For example if you go upper in the saddle and balls get numb after an 30 mins or more, then clearly that was the wrong choice :P

You are a spinner and moved the cleats back affected your cadence in a bad way?l? then clearly this was the wrong option aswell...

Then the 3rd option is the way to go, will get you little more lever...

Look a google, good luck with this one, knees and hip pain sucks...
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Old 08-22-2017, 01:27 PM
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https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com.../11/knee-pain/

Give this a read if you haven't. I've been dealing with a lot of right knee pain due to tight IT/leg length stuff this year. Pretty much ruined 2017 for cycling but things are lookin up!

(I ended up dropping my saddle and moving it rearword in tandem with a pretty sizable block of spacers under my left cleat.)
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:27 PM
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The only time I've had serious knee pain (only one knee) was when I was dealing with a lower back issue. The back didn't hurt when I was riding (back issue were when I was off the bike) but the knee problem was getting worse and worse until I couldn't ride anymore. When I got help with my back, the knee pain magically disappeared.

Apparently I was compensating for my back in some way that caused one knee to ache.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:21 PM
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Simple question, do you stretch and have you stretched your quads
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