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Old 04-20-09, 02:36 PM
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Specialized BG shoes

I'm posting this hear because this is the only forum I read here. I was having some knee problems early in the year after a long series of 5 hour rides. It was recommended to me to try the BG shoes so I got a pair. My right leg feels ok but my left leg feels awkward at best and lately I've been noticing a weird sensation behind my knee.

Maybe its the shoes, but has anyone had luck in adjusting them or have any special tips or tricks? I also have the speedplay Zero pedals that have "infinite float" and I'm wondering if that's the problem.

Thoughts?
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Old 04-20-09, 02:42 PM
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To me, behind the knee says saddle too high. As in, you're overextending your hamstring.

Is your knee moving laterally during the pedal stroke? If it's not, then I don't think it's a shoe thing.
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Old 04-20-09, 02:43 PM
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There aren't any additional adjustments for Spec. BG shoe than any other shoe. They change the angle of your foot (rolling it out slightly), but adjusting cleat postion is the same as for any cycling shoe.
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Old 04-20-09, 02:45 PM
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The only thing that comes to mind with behind the knee pain is a saddle too high. Too much extension is the only issue I can come up with.
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Old 04-20-09, 02:49 PM
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BG shoes have 1.5* of forefoot varus tilt built in.
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Old 04-20-09, 04:13 PM
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Could be a # of things that are causing the pain. I just went through a Retul fit and found out one arch was 4 mm higher than the other causing misalignment in my right leg. At the same time RIF (the Retul fitter) adjusted my float (too much) and lowered my seat. I didn't have the issues you have but I'd see someone who is a pro fitter vs spending time diagnosing it via BF. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-20-09, 04:19 PM
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Gene, who did you get the fit from?
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Old 04-20-09, 04:37 PM
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Old 04-20-09, 05:47 PM
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I just saw Curtis last week. I have the same issue. I ordered some e-soles, but the fit also made a big difference.
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Old 04-20-09, 06:14 PM
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I think I'm going to get a Retul over the summer.
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Originally Posted by BigSean View Post
I just saw Curtis last week. I have the same issue. I ordered some e-soles, but the fit also made a big difference.
Curtis was hugely helpful. He didn't make major changes in my position but he made 4 or 5 subtle changes that make me feel more solid, stable, and connected to the bike.

His background as an athlete and PT serves him well because with me he was able to point out issues in regards to my current flexibility that compromise my fit. He gave me a series of exercises and stretches and even massage to do at home that over time will improve flexibility and my comfort/performance.

His services aren't cheap, but IMO it's money incredibly well spent.
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Old 04-21-09, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by LT Intolerant View Post
Curtis was hugely helpful. He didn't make major changes in my position but he made 4 or 5 subtle changes that make me feel more solid, stable, and connected to the bike.

His background as an athlete and PT serves him well because with me he was able to point out issues in regards to my current flexibility that compromise my fit. He gave me a series of exercises and stretches and even massage to do at home that over time will improve flexibility and my comfort/performance.

His services aren't cheap, but IMO it's money incredibly well spent.
I have to agree. I have already noticed a difference through some of the stretch's. We are still going to make a few more changes to the bike, but I gotta get some flexability first.
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