View Full Version : one leg great; other leg not

03-29-2009, 11:24 PM
I have a awesome position on my bike for my left leg. Nothing hurts, and it just feels right for max power.

But my right knee cause some pain when riding (on and off), and then after I get off the bike it will be sore later (usually on the muscle/area just above and to the left of the kneecap). It will also sometime sort of pop or crack in the evening after a ride.

I know that it could be lots of things--but any best guesses on where to start?

My hunch is that I might want to go see a specialist that fits orthodics and make sure that foot bed is right--any recommendations for a cycling specialist doc in the SF Bay Area that could help me dial this in?

I don't want to mess with the position over the bike in total because the left leg is spot on.

04-06-2009, 04:01 PM
When my knees start hurting I know my cleats are worn and it is time for new cleats. Just that extra length strains my knees. Your right cleat may also be slightly out of alignment and you might want to change it so that your right toes are pointing slightly inward more.

You may have one leg longer than the other. To keep my knees from flying out my fitter installed Lemond Wedges and also put an extra one on one foot to correct a slight leg length discrepancy. A riding buddy of mine has 14 extra Lemond wedges under one cleat to correct a leg length disparity.

A fitting with a Serotta trained fitter cured all my ills: wrist, elbow, neck, knees, hot spots on feet, etc. That is where I would start.