I just got a new bike, after riding my old one for over 2 years, 3500 miles, most of it in this past year. Does it take time to get used to the set up of the new bike? Well i have adjusted the saddle position and height to what feels, as well as looks, like what it was on the old bike, but maybe it isn't Exactly, precisely the same. I feel a little LITTle pain in the right knee when i ride on the new bike (i've only taken it out for 4 rides so far). Would you say my legs just need to get used to the new setup?
give your legs a few times to get used to the ride. don't forget to get a good stretch and warm up. . . if getting used to the new bike is the source of the pain, then this might help out a little. i recently made the same move after my knees and back started to hurt me (i moved to a bigger frame), and my back and knee pain got worse for a few rides, then improved dramatically. after having the bike for a week, i was almost completely pain free, and with a few cleat adjustments and new stretches, the pain is gone. you may need to have the bike fit by your shop or even a professional fit if nothing else works, but give your body some time to adjust before changing things on the bike. good luck
when i went to a lot of float, it was actually too much and hurt my knees worse. i limited the float, and that problem went away. Just saying that lots of float is not always going to help, but in most cases, it will.
2003 cherry red Bianchi Giro, Quattro Assi Team 2000 Rocket
I have two bikes that I rotate between. Last week, I switched again, which I haven't done in a few months. I've been having alot of muscle soreness directly above my knees for the past few days. I think it's because of the difference in the cranksets. I've gone from a 175mm crankarm to a 170mm. Is this the reason for the soreness? There isn't any other major difference between the bikes.