Good Bike Fitter w. knee protection in mind?

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Been having recurring knee pain issues and want to get it resolved once and for all with an expert bike fitter.

Any solid recommendations out there?


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JP (not verified)

Ready on the left, ready on the right, ready on the firing line.

This question, among others, may well be answered best by making it a sticky, locked topic.

Ron is now aware of this, so please let's not target him.

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Matt P. (not verified)

yes, a search of this forum will be a good start. but don't necessarily expect a bike fitter to solve skeleto-muscular pain issues. i was fit by an expert three years ago and experienced severe knee pain after eight months of riding. turns out my expert bike fit made me so comfortable that i simply rode too hard--i overtrained and developed tendonosis in my knee.

most bike fitters are not trained in kinesiology. they learn a particular fitting system and fit you according to it. if you are really having pain, you might want to consult an orthopedic surgeon, too.

also, you might try speedplay pedals with unlimited float. they helped me! (i'm not a doctor, and i don't play one on tv.)

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Chaim Caron (not verified)
Happy Freedman

Hi Ron,
Especially if you are having knee problems, I recommend Happy Freedman. He is a superb fitter but probably knows more than others about fitting for people with knee and other leg issues. If you check the earlier posts, you'll see my message with details. His number is 917-664-4889. I was very happy with his work for me. I recommend him highly.

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David C. (not verified)
Another fitting option

Another option is Paul Levine, an ueber-fitter who has trained many others around the country (845-928-3060; 845-978-6933). The reason I mention him again on this forum is that I am the lucky beneficiary of the free bike fit he gave away at the NYCC club meeting in August (he gave a great presentation there too). Actually, my wife, Colleen, is the lucky winner of the bike fit, but -- in this and many other ways -- I'm the lucky one to be married to her, and she gave it to me.

She gave it to me because I'd had some persistent pain in my upper back/lower neck area while cycling that had not been handled by my physician, a chiropractor my doctor referred me to, physical therapy, changing of my work environment (raising the computer monitor), etc. It's been a few weeks since my bike fit with Paul, but I've been pain free in the miles (about 250) I've ridden since then. He was very, very good.

Of course, this is my upper back, not knees. Nevertheless, I think fit can make a big difference in a lot of ways for cycling. In addition, since Paul gave away the fit at the club event, I thought I'd put his name up here too. Many thanks Paul (and Colleen!!!) for a great fit.

David Carr

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Ron Torok (not verified)

I was just informed that this question was just recently posted and almost caused a bicivil war.

NO need for excitement -- I will refer to the old posts.


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