|? About Cleat Adjustment||SuperGnome|
Mar 23, 2003 7:35 AM
|I just went on my first ride of the year, and about 5 miles in, I started getting some pain on the back, inside of my right knee. I have one pair of shoes I use for my mtb and roadie, and I've never had any probs on my mtb. They're spd pedals (515's on the roadie)
Any idea what I can do to help this?
Any tips on cleat alignment?
The cleat on the right does feel like it's a touch forward compared to the left one.
|re: ? About Cleat Adjustment||gtscottie|
Mar 23, 2003 8:41 AM
|If the shoes feel good on the MTB it should be the same on the road bike. I went for a ride yesterday and got the same pain on the left knee but I just chalked it up to poor stetching and being the first ride of the year. After a short while the pain worked out and the rest of the ride was good. |
I ride with the cleats even and my toes are pointed ever so slightly inward. That seems the most comfortable to me. And I use the same shoes and pedals for both my road and MTB.
|re: ? About Cleat Adjustment||Jon Billheimer|
Mar 23, 2003 11:00 AM
|If the back of the knee pain persists lower your saddle slightly. This kind of pain usually occurs as a result of hyperextension of the leg at the bottom of the pedal stroke.|
|And don't forget about saddle setback...||Fredrico|
Apr 14, 2003 12:18 PM
|Going from mountainbikes to most roadbikes means the saddle is furthur up over the crank. Mountainbikes typically have 72-73 degree seatpost angles, while roadbikes have 73-75 degree angles. The whole body is in a slightly different position working the crank. It takes a week or so of getting used to. This could also affect toe-in or toe-out with the cleats, if they have no float.|| |