What's the theory put forth by the couple of manufacturers who make bikes that place the knee well behind the pedal? How does that work, in terms of power and wear and tear on the body?
Come to think of it, how do the ergonomics of the traditional knee-over-the-pedal compare to a recumbant?
I can see that the calf, knee, thigh, and hip are involved---also glutes with a recumbant?---and I suppose the knee would be the weak link there?
Intuitively I think there would be a loss of power and speed with the knee behind the pedal. Please educate me. Thanks!
(Just curious because I get paranoid if my knee seems to be behind the pedal.)