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    Another Knee Pain Question......

    Have been alternatively riding a new DS bike and an older HT. Cockpits about the same, and seats about the same (roughly 0.833 X Inseam). Now experiencing what I think is "patellar tendenitis", or mild pain with walking and tenderness over where the knee cap tendon joins the front of the shin (tibia). Does this suggest the seat is too high or low, tilted wrong, or too far forward or back ( or any combination thereof). Any advice is appreciated.

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    Very useful link inside.

    Quote Originally Posted by p0Ke'm@n
    Have been alternatively riding a new DS bike and an older HT. Cockpits about the same, and seats about the same (roughly 0.833 X Inseam). Now experiencing what I think is "patellar tendenitis", or mild pain with walking and tenderness over where the knee cap tendon joins the front of the shin (tibia). Does this suggest the seat is too high or low, tilted wrong, or too far forward or back ( or any combination thereof). Any advice is appreciated.
    http://www.cptips.com/knee.htm

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Thanks......great site!

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    I'm sure I will be checking this link in the future for other ride info.

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    I've had this before...

    Quote Originally Posted by p0Ke'm@n
    Have been alternatively riding a new DS bike and an older HT. Cockpits about the same, and seats about the same (roughly 0.833 X Inseam). Now experiencing what I think is "patellar tendenitis", or mild pain with walking and tenderness over where the knee cap tendon joins the front of the shin (tibia). Does this suggest the seat is too high or low, tilted wrong, or too far forward or back ( or any combination thereof). Any advice is appreciated.
    I fixed it by revisiting how my cleats were adjust on my shoes. Also making sure I wasn't throwing my knees outward in a wide arc while pedaling (this can be solved by adjusting the cockpit I think). I worked on keeping my kness and legs moving closer to a more linear motion with out it being unnatural feeling and causing other problems.
    I know it paid off for me because I didn't have any specific tendon/joint pain around my knees after doing the cross country race at Sea Otter this year.

    Of course doing some squats to warm up before hand doesn't hurt either.

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