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Kneesavers Preview

by Moe

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Knee pain is the biggest cause for me not to ride my bike to work or recreationally for that matter. As I was reading Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine, I saw an ad for Kneesavers. I visited their site to see what they are all about:

Kneesavers are custom pedal extenders which are designed to be placed on your bicycle between your bike pedals and the crankarm. By adding our precision spacer, up to 20 degrees of toe-out can be gained (your feet are essentially wider apart). This modification can often minimize or eliminate hip, knee, ankle or foot pain for many people

I will be installing the Kneesavers soon and give them a try on some hilly terrain. Stay tuned for my first impression.

 
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5 Responses to “Kneesavers Preview”

  1. Nick says:

    Don’t put them on the fixed-gear! You will lose what little pedal clearance you have when making turns. Put them on one of your other fifty bikes.

  2. “One of your other fifty bikes” that’s a good one Nick. He probably has that too. ;)

  3. Moe says:

    I won’t put them on the Raleigh One way, in fact, I’m hesitant to use any type of ‘clip in’ pedal. I will starting to train for a century, the Ibex Corrida will be my training bike and most likely the recepient of the knee savers. For the record, I own 11 bikes.

  4. Nick says:

    Riding a fixed gear without toe clips or clipless pedals is very difficult. Is that what you’ve been doing? Back me up here, RL, I know you switched to clipless and found it much easier.

    Also, a great tip for a successful century is to drink too much beer the night before, sleep through your alarm, wake up too late for breakfast and reach the start line with a pounding headache. You won’t find that kind of advice in Bicycling Magazine!

  5. RL Policar says:

    Clipless pedals make the Redline 925 so much more fun to ride and easier to climb with. I know some are hesitant about “trapped” but as long as you set the tension on your pedals to the minimum, you won’t have problems getting out.

    It’s funny, I’ve used clipess pedals for so long now, even when I use platform pedals, my feet still make that un-clipping movement when I am dismounting my pedals…

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