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new bike = leg pain

kennygalbraithkennygalbraith Posts: 101

I have a daily commute of 8.5miles and I've just switched from a hybrid to road this week (specialised secteur sport disc 2013)

Whilst I love the bike and understand that the setup is different I'm finding that my leg above the knee on the right hand side is getting sore. I've got the foam roller out and found some sore points that I'll keep on top of. The bike shop set me up on a turbo trainer and it felt ok.
Any suggestions please?


  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,196
    If you are asking for bike fit advice, it's impossible to give you any without seeing a pic of you on your current setup.
  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,402
    Have a look at this link re knee pain, might help, might not. ... t-2-17445/
  • wandsworthwandsworth Posts: 354
    So many potential variables here. You say they set you up on a turbo trainer. Was that a proper bike fit? Probably not. Since it is just one leg, diamonddog may be right about cleat position. That can make a lot of difference.
    Shut up, knees!

    Various Boardmans, a Focus, a Cannondale and an ancient Trek.
  • Thanks for the link, I moved my cleat today and moved the seat down 5mm it did feel slightly better. I'll continue with the foam roller. I also do yoga and circuit training each twice a week so I'll take it easy on the circuit training.

    It wasn't a proper fit it was just because it was a new bike :-) do you think a bit fit is needed? I'm cycling 17miles a day.
  • kajjalkajjal Posts: 3,380
    Have a read on bike setups and start with the saddle height and position, also check KOPS which gives a good starting point. Assuming all is about right then it is likely your cleat position is out. Most people are not in perfect proportion so the setup for each foot can be a bit different. You could try some cheap flat MTB pedals to see if the pain goes away as they would allow your feet to find their natural positon easily which if the pain goes away would prove the pain is coming from your feet position.
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