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Serious knee pain in low gear!

Old 10-22-08, 06:50 PM
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Serious knee pain in low gear!

So I got my first road bike in August (2009 Specialized Allez Triple) and I've been riding it since. I'm no marathon rider, my max distance is like 8 milesish, but yeah I ride pretty often.

Anywhere, here's my problem. When I shift into a very low gear when going uphill, (thus I am pedaling quite fast) my knee joints start to HURT. Really badly. Just a weird ache inside the joint. It's not the bike, my last bike (Giant Cypress ST) gave me the same problems. When I pedal fast, my knees really ache.

If it counts for anything, I've always had issues with my knees making weird cracking/popping noises when I get up from crouching? No idea if it's related.

What's going on here!
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Time to see the doctor.
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So I got my first road bike in August (2009 Specialized Allez Triple) and I've been riding it since. I'm no marathon rider, my max distance is like 8 milesish, but yeah I ride pretty often.

Anywhere, here's my problem. When I shift into a very low gear when going uphill, (thus I am pedaling quite fast) my knee joints start to HURT. Really badly. Just a weird ache inside the joint. It's not the bike, my last bike (Giant Cypress ST) gave me the same problems. When I pedal fast, my knees really ache.

If it counts for anything, I've always had issues with my knees making weird cracking/popping noises when I get up from crouching? No idea if it's related.

What's going on here!
Get a fit.
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Definitely get a fit.
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Are you sure? I was fitted in my first bike and I still had the same problem.
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Go see a doctor..........
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I was having problems with my knees on my last bike that I was fitted to. I just lowered the seat because I realized that I was overextending, and I have been great ever since.
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Doctor first, straight to the orthopedist if you don't need a referral, then get a fit if your doctor gives you the ok. It would be one thing if you were just uncomfortable but pain is a whole separate demon.
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Originally Posted by trashion View Post
Are you sure? I was fitted in my first bike and I still had the same problem.
It sounds as though you've not been fit to your new bike -- if you've got the cash, get a recommendation for a sound LBS and get a proper fit, even if it's just to confirm that it's not something simple with your bike.

Then go see a doctor.
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