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Feb. 10, 2017, 11:15 p.m. -  Wacek Keepshack

#!markdown Reasons for knee pain are hard to identify, it can come from anything. Mine comes when I don't keep them warm enough. A certain feature of a mountain bike where we move around seems to be the last to blame. No1 culprit is always a Clinical issue, either from injury or genetic then no2 is insufficient hip stability which is adressed by lifting stuff on the gym or doing lots of legitimate Yoga. Most bikes these days have 74+ seat angles. To me personally it makes little sense how it could make it worse for the knees because the steeper the SA the closer your body is to running position which we evolved to through last several hundreds of thousands of years. I'd sooner expect fatbike riders to be complaining on knee pain due to the humungous Q-Factor. Have you exprimented with crank arm length? What pedals do you run? Low hip stability + clipless pedals with lots of float, making your foot unstable is a very bad combo. To sum up knee pain: Doctor > Gym > crankset/ pedal type then keep them warm and pedal standing as much as you can, let your body work as it is built by evolution. Cheers! Good luck, I hate to be out from riding because of knee pain, it's one of the worst feelings to not be able to trust a knee when wanting to push hard. Ewww

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