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Old 03-01-17, 04:06 AM
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Cadence.


While some riders do manage to do well while pedalling slow-and-hard, knees in general are more likely to tolerate fast-and-light.


And many rookie riders prefers the feel of slow-and-hard.


A bike computer with cadence is a good way to help you develop good riding habits.


Bike fit.


While a thorough upgrade rarely is economical, don't hesitate to change fit items ( stem, saddle, bar, seatpost with different offset etc)
Suffering should come from exertion, not from avoidable fit issues.
You may need some support in figuring out which changes that might benefit you.


Stretching and supplemental exercises.


Ignoring the rest of your body will eventually cost you. Not all of life is spent on a saddle, hunched over.
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