Recumbent - Recumbents And Knees
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Why does recumbent riding get to the knees,i sometimes get pain in the inside of the knee.
08-24-02, 05:46 AM
Does your leg stretch out too much?
Are you clipped in?
Both of those conditions helped me when I corrected them. Especially the clip/cleat.
Pulling on the pedals when accelerating was a huge help.
Yes I am clipped in,and position seems ok.But why get this type of pain on a recumbent.They say you use different muscles on a recumbent to a upright,but this seems a strange thing to say as you are still peddling in circles,so why should muscles used be so different?This knee problem seems to be a common problem with recumbent riders.
It seems if you push harder rather than spin faster, you can get knee pain. It happens with me, so I learn rather than push harder, to spin more (lower gear) and I don't have any pain.
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