Bike Fit Fixes

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 29, 2013
  • Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Pain behind the knee

The cause: Riding in clipless pedals “pulls the [knee] joint apart” on the upswing portion of a pedal stroke, says Running Away Multisport fitter Anne Barnes. If the saddle is too high, this stress becomes greater and “the knee is what’s going to complain first.”

The fix: Get a good bike fit right away to prevent knee problems by nailing your ideal seat height. If the back or center of the knee hurts, the saddle may be too high.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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