Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - knee pain?
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just converted my roadie to a fixed....
i find that my knees are starting to hurt a little
this is obviously from the higher cadence of riding a fixed....
would that mean my riding position is incorrect?
or would it help to gear down
right now im running 52/20
.... gonna swap it to 52/17
06-25-11, 12:36 PM
You got it bass ackwards. Mashing a higher (harder) gear is worse than spinning a lower (easier) gear. You may have your seat too low
and / or poor pedalling technique.
i think my seat is too low.....
im ordering a new seatpost atm.... as my current seatpost is like a mere 180mm in length -.-
06-25-11, 12:41 PM
yeah your knees don't hurt from higher cadence but from mashing more off the starts and also stopping by resisting the pedals
riding SS will make my knees hurt a bit, riding FG made them hurt a lot :lol: if you prefer to spin you can lower your gearing
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