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Kord  
#1 Posted : 31 May 2021 09:51:01(UTC)
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Got sore.knees while riding on.Saturday

Lots of research said seat too low and or cleats too far towards the toes.

Have put my seat up a bit and also moved the cleats all the way back. Does this look like an okay setting or have I gone too far on saddle height
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#2 Posted : 31 May 2021 10:23:44(UTC)
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To be honest it is very difficult to say from a photo. A proper bike fit would be worth considering because sometimes it is not just about seat height. Cleat position can have an impact on knees as well.

I think bikes of Inverness do bike fits although not sure how the COVID restrictions are impacting on that.

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#3 Posted : 31 May 2021 10:32:00(UTC)
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Have considered a bike fit. But lack of work means its not an option any tine soon.
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#4 Posted : 05 June 2021 21:11:31(UTC)
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Right knee in alot of pain after ride today. Left is fine.
Looked at bike fit but not on due to COVID.

I ride MTB style SPD. Just now. Could that be a factor?
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#5 Posted : 05 June 2021 22:44:29(UTC)
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https://www.sheldonbrown.com/pain.html#knees

Some useful information above.


Personally I had similar issues in the past.
Turned out my feet were flexing too much because I didn't have enough support in the insole.
A £9.99 (pre Brexit) pair of slimflex 3/4 length orthotics sorted the problem.

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#6 Posted : 06 June 2021 06:38:24(UTC)
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Cheers Iain. I will look into the insoles.

You have sparked a thought.
I have skinny feet and there is some movement of the foot in the shoe. I have stolen a 2nd insole (from a set of trainers) as a test I will go on the next ride with two insoles to take up the slack in the shoes
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#7 Posted : 07 June 2021 11:14:41(UTC)
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Hard to tell from your photo whether saddle is too high.
Knee pain can be caused by a number of issues, as Donald suggested I would recommend a decent bike fit.
Number of things to consider first:
Cycling fitness?
Saddle height
Saddle fore and aft position
Cleat position
Cranks too long.
If a bike fit is not an option at the moment, I highly recommend getting Phil Burt's book Bike Fit, it covers your issue in great detail and is a superb source of information.
Regards
Matt


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#8 Posted : 20 June 2021 20:07:03(UTC)
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Kord...did you get the issue resolved?
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#9 Posted : 20 June 2021 20:07:56(UTC)
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Kord...did you get the issue resolved?
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