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How could SPD pedals cause knee problems?(4 posts)

How could SPD pedals cause knee problems?nn23
Jul 31, 2002 9:29 AM
In the pedal discussion below, a couple of people mentioned that SPDs pedals caused knee problems, and moving to something else helped. Hmm... are these probably just individual experiences or is there some greater pattern to this?

Wouldnt any two pedals with similar float settings be indistinguishable at the knee?
Any pedal/bike can cause a knee problem. Though Speedplays seemPaul
Jul 28, 2002 3:17 AM
to work the best with people who never feel they have enough float. I wouldn't trade my SPD's for any of them. I have been using them for years, so if something, works-----.
knee problemsfiltersweep
Jul 31, 2002 5:17 PM
I don't know... I use SPD-Rs. If my cleats aren't set up properly they pretty much cause immediate knee issues. I wonder how many people have problems with any pedal due to improper cleat angles... just my two cents. I always carry a wrench for a week or so after installing new cleats.
Good point. I've experienced pain when my cleat is notPaul
Aug 1, 2002 3:15 AM
postioned over the ball of my foot. I align the cleat angle to my natural position. Leave the cleat a little loose, get into the pedal, then tighten the cleat. This may take a couple of trys. We all from time to time stress our knees from over exertsion. A little rest or an easy recovery ride is usually the cure. Spinning and proper set up is the best remedy in my book. Keep away from fixed cleats, let the knee fine it's natural position.