Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Do Any Of You Use Kneesavers?

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Do Any Of You Use Kneesavers?

Old 05-17-24, 08:34 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2023
Posts: 177
Liked 74 Times in 46 Posts
Originally Posted by big john
When I first tried clipless I drilled holes in my shoes to move the cleat to the inside.
That was what got into looking at extenders. I bought clipless for the first time and couldn't move my foot over enough to where it wanted to be.

When I was researching extenders I found there were a lot of hollow ones that apparently can break.
Better solid, but some worry about the weight.
Paul_P is offline  
Old 05-17-24, 08:44 PM
Senior Member
big john's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 25,621
Liked 9,457 Times in 4,642 Posts
Originally Posted by Paul_P
When I was researching extenders I found there were a lot of hollow ones that apparently can break.
Better solid, but some worry about the weight.
I've heard the hollow ones will allow the use of an 8mm Allen to tighten or loosen the pedal but I haven't tried them. Seems like it's taking away too much of the strength.
big john is offline  
Old 05-18-24, 12:39 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
Posts: 24,538
Liked 3,831 Times in 2,609 Posts
My right knee is catawampus, so I probably could benefit from an extender on that side. Never tried it, although I asked the LBS about them. Most of my drive side cranks have wear from my ankle, depending on how they taper from the pedal to the bb. Left leg is perfectly normal, so I would have to get two sets of pedals if I went with different length pedal axles.
unterhausen is offline  
Old 05-18-24, 04:05 PM
Method to My Madness
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Orange County, California
Posts: 3,901

Bikes: Trek FX 2, Cannondale Synapse x2, Cannondale CAAD4, Santa Cruz Stigmata 3

Liked 1,576 Times in 1,091 Posts
Originally Posted by PeteHski
Yes, I was going to say the same. Iím not sensitive to Q-factor, but I hate rubbing crank arms. The +4 mm Shimano pedals are enough for me. With the standard pedals I have to offset my cleats to the max.
Me too. The GRX crank (on my gravel bike) has a larger Q-factor (than those on my road bikes), but even with the XT pedals having the longer (55 mm) spindles, I still need to both slide and rotate my cleat inward relative to my shoe to allow the necessary amount of toe out.
SoSmellyAir is offline  
Old 05-22-24, 10:04 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Wilmette, IL
Posts: 6,890
Liked 751 Times in 358 Posts
Originally Posted by zandoval
Rick - I dont need to remind you that as you get older these little adjustments make a world of difference. I added a 2mm spacer to my right pedal to get a more comfortable alignment on my crank. Just 2mm, Ha! Due to my arthritis I have to be very careful of the dimensions and layout of my bikes. And thats just just for my little local poser rides!

Find those sweet spots where ever they may be. We do what we have to do, to keep ridding...
Was the 2mm accomplished with washers between pedal and crank?
big chainring is offline  
Old 05-22-24, 06:34 PM
Senior Member
zandoval's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bastrop Texas
Posts: 4,615

Bikes: Univega, Peu P6, Peu PR-10, Ted Williams, Peu UO-8, Peu UO-18 Mixte, Peu Dolomites

Liked 1,728 Times in 1,110 Posts
Yes. I used hardened washers with an abrasive finish. If I had needed more then 2mm I would have used another method. I just find it odd that 2mm made such a difference. I attribute that due to my Osteoarthritis.
No matter where you're at... There you are... Δf:=f(1/2)-f(-1/2)
zandoval is offline  
Old 05-23-24, 12:59 AM
Cantilever believer
RCMoeur's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,663
Liked 1,971 Times in 886 Posts
My feet pronate (front angled out) quite a bit. In the days of leather shoes and nail-on cleats it wasn't an issue, as I'd just nail the cleat toward the inside at a comfortable angle determined by prior riding just enough for my ankles to clear the crankarms.

I mentioned in another thread how a brief use of Avocet touring shoes in the early 1980s almost wrecked my knees. The slots in the sole force a straight-ahead foot position, which wrought havoc on my joints. Sold them at a steep loss and learned my lesson.

When I moved to SPDs and their wide angle adjustment but near-zero lateral adjustment, ankle strikes to the point of pain were my lot, even with "low Q" cranks. I heard about SCOR's product, bought KneeSavers for all my clip-in bikes, and instantly solved the problem. As the number of bikes grew, I also started using the Amazon knockoffs with no major problems.

So yes, a satisfied user.
Richard C. Moeur, PE - Phoenix AZ, USA
RCMoeur is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.