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Shortest, most useful tip I’ve ever read in two sentences:

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The most useful tip I’ve ever read for cycling came in two sentences:

If the front of your knee(s) hurts, raise your saddle.  If the back of your knee(s) hurts, lower it.

About three months ago I started experiencing some knee pain after I had my Cannondale worked on – tune up, stem raised, simple stuff.  A week later, with a serious mileage increase, my left knee started hurting (in front).  I remembered reading the tip so I raised my seat about 1/4″…  Sure enough, the pain stopped within a day or two and never came back.

Of course, it should be stated, if you’re new to biking, buy a bike that is fitted to you by a pro.  They’ll take things into account that, as a rookie, you won’t know about.

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