Fitting Your Bike - Pain behind my knee
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I'm feeling muscle strain in the back of my knee after a long ride today. What should I look at? Could it be seat height, fore/aft or cleat placement?
07-10-13, 06:24 PM
Yep, yep, yep. That can be a hard one. Back of knee for many is a different place- truly in back or maybe on the side? Seat may be a bit high. Also check the rotation of your cleats. Compare where they want you to "stand" on the bike vs. where you naturally stand. But, I would seek the services of a good bike fitter if the pain persists. My definition of a good fitter is one who will adjust all 5 axis of the foot/pedal system. Most "fitters" are decent on the top end of the bike (saddle and cockpit).
07-10-13, 11:09 PM
If we are talking about really back of knee, then usually your seat might be too high or too far back.
Try things out and see if trying different saddle heights and/or fore aft settings help.
07-13-13, 05:34 PM
Back of knee, muscle strain, after a long ride? Know exactly what you mean. Drop the saddle height, and possibly fore/aft as suggested. My fitter did this for me and bingo.
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