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Speedplay Owners: What knee ailments...(9 posts)

Speedplay Owners: What knee ailments...chrisbaby
May 8, 2003 5:54 AM
...might have been cured by switching over to speedplay pedals. I'm planning on buying a pair to help with some knee trouble I;m having.

Thanks in advance

chris
re: Speedplay Owners: What knee ailments...ManBehindTheCurtain
May 8, 2003 6:04 AM
I formerly used SPD. I had persistent pain on front inside of right knee, next to kneecap and feeling as though it extended under the kneecap. Pain confined to a small area and not intense but persistent, leaving me with a more or less constant minor ache in the knee.

At the beginning of last season I switched to X-2's. The pain went away immediately and has not returned.
re: Speedplay Owners: What knee ailments...hnmalone
May 8, 2003 9:35 AM
I had the same pain in the same place with SPDs. The pain disappeared immediately when I switched to Speedplay Frogs, and I've never had any problems since.
re: Speedplay Owners: What knee ailments...godot
May 8, 2003 6:34 AM
I've struggled with ITB issues for a while. (tendon that runs down the outside of the knee). It ended my running career, and has flaired up when I was using SPD type pedals if the cleat was not aligned properly.

Since switching to speedplays, I've had no problems.

Good luck, hope you solve your knee issues.
re: Speedplay Owners: What knee ailments...MD80
May 8, 2003 6:42 AM
Always used Speedplays and I never had knee problems.
re: Speedplay Owners: What knee ailments...ridingthegyro
May 8, 2003 9:44 AM
I had pains just under the knee cap on the front part of my right knee. The problem was cured by using Speedplay pedals and bigger sprockets on the cassette. The latter was more effective in my case.
My knees just ached all overcoonass
May 8, 2003 12:01 PM
after any ride over 30 miles with SPDs; that 6° float felt like my knees were locked in a 1° position the whole ride...my other gripes were that I never had that 'perfect' adjustment; very often, I couldn't clip-in and worst of all, couldn't come out when needed (lots of demonstrations of the old "Stop 'n Flop" technique...more embarassing than damage :) Then it got to where I'd stand to begin a sprint or hill climb, and I'd pull out...d@mn near kill myself...talk about sending your heart monitor into the outer limits...After lots of related posting on this site, I chose to go w/X2s (over LOOKS...the 'other' good pedal).....Since then, I've never had a problem with my knees, or clipping in...and you can definitely (intentionally) disconnect in a nanosecond..
switched to speedplays+glucosamine=no pain /nm/katschor
May 8, 2003 1:31 PM
Twisted Knee moves a lot per pedal stroke...miposy
May 8, 2003 3:23 PM
...Speedplays allow for the movement. No pain-- Yea! Replace left cleat often-- Oh well!

I actually prefer less float, especially when I'm doing what barely passes as sprinting, but my left knee just won't allow it. I may try to adjust that out in the future using Zeros instead of the X-Series I'm using now.

Also, watch the cleats when walking. You'll be on your a$$ in no time if you're not careful.