What to do? Knee Pain with Clips - No Pain Without Them
I became "addicted" to cycling about a year ago and really appreciate all the helpful info on this site
I'm hoping you all can help me with my knee pain. Here goes:
I ride a hybrid on paved paths 2 times a week, usually for 25 - 35 miles. Whenever I ride with toe clips I get pain in the outside of my knees after about 10 miles and they stay mildly sore for a few days. I just tried Powergrips (kept them fairly loose) and experienced the same knee pain.
When I ride with no clips (just a basic pedal), there's no pain.
I'm a tall guy with a size 15 shoe and I do notice that when I ride without clips, my foot sits toward the outside of the pedal away from the crank and slightly toed out. It seems that the clips and Powergrips may be forcing my feet to stay too close to the cranks and that's what may be causing the pain. Does that self-diagnosis seem to make sense? If so, any suggestions what to do?
I was thinking Pedal Spacers to extend the pedal out from the crank: http://www.pacelineproducts.com/menu...dalSpacers.htm
Any other ideas or thoughts?
Thanks in advance for the help :-)