Knee pain

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by gazza81, 11 May 2019.

  1. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Shortening the reach (?)

    Knee...photo in the gear you ride in, heel on pedal at bottom of pedal stroke, knee should be slightly bent, if straight too high (and your hips would rock as you pedal)
     
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    Them stills are from the film, trainers in the loft now.
    Going on holiday in the morning so will have to wait for now.
     
  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Good, give the knee the rest from the bike :smile:
     
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  4. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Look at his hips rocking like mick jagger in the 70s....no way is that right. That’s why his knees are hurting, over extension and causing the hips to rock
     
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  5. Kajjal

    Kajjal Über Member

    Location:
    Wheely World
    To add to this the feet are pointing down which is often a sign of a saddle that is too high. The basic idea is when peddling you feel like you are in the bike not perched on top like a penny farthing.

    A quick test is with your feet flat and the pedal down in line with the seat tube can you lift yourself vertically off the saddle in line with the seat tube. If you can’t it is very likely your saddle is too high which causes various strains and aches depending on how your body reacts.
     
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    Im not really sure i understand this?
    So pedal at 6 oclock? Heal on pedal?
    Then see if i have room between me and the seat?
     
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    I ride in padded shorts, i did think i should set up bike with them on
     
  8. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Did you not wear them for the bike fit??
     
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    I did yeah

    Just not when i play with it at home

    Ive always thought its slightly too big for me anyway so might just sell it
     
  10. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    What did the fitter say about the size? Try a shorter stem if stretched and lower the saddle to alleviate knee pain
     
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    gazza81

    gazza81 Senior Member

    Location:
    Edenbridge
    He said i was a 57
    The bikes a 58 ive already gone from a 110 stem to 90

    Thinking i might get a 56
    Im 5 11
     
  12. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    That 2nd still you posted definitely looks wrong. You're not quite at the bottom of your pedal stroke but already your leg looks over extended. This explains why you're cycling heel up in the video.

    I'm with Jowwy now in thinking your hips are rocking too much but ultimately if you've got back of the knee pain, there's really no question that the saddle is too high.

    In general, that bike is huge, you've got no bend in your elbows either. Just watch a few videos on GCN and look how they look on their bikes. That one I posted shows all the pros pedalling with a much flatter foot and more a bend in their leg than you have.

    I kinda thought if you'd had a bike fit, then it must be vaguely right but in fact, it's shockingly wrong.
     
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  13. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

  14. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    I agree with a few others. Saddle too high.
     
  15. stalagmike

    stalagmike Enormous member

    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Probably too late but perhaps you could go back to wherever you got your bike fit done and explain the problem. It seems like whoever did it got it badly wrong. I've never had one but I hear they can be quite expensive. Did you get it bundled in with the bike purchase?
     
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