Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Salem, MA
Bikes: Land Shark, Level Professional, Tsunami singlespeed, Giant Reign 1
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knee over pedal axle vs in front vs behind?
I've seen a lot of bike fitting guides that suggest that the knee(cap) should be directly over the pedal axle at a certain point in the rotation. Something about this doesn't sit well with me. Time trial bikes seem to be configured so that the knee would be in front of the pedal.
Could someone please explain the mechanics of knee positioning relative to the pedal axle? I'm not sure if certain positioning would be harmful to the knees.