Afternoon guys, i've been getting knee pain the last few rides, and after lots of reading think it may be due to low cadence on long climbs/steep hills. I'll stay on the bike for as long as possible, even if it means cadence of around 50 in granny to make the climb!
Recently my rides have been getting longer with higher ascents, when even granny gear isn't enough to maintain a cadence of 75 and i'm struggling forward pedal stroke by pedal stroke, should I get off an push for the sake of my knees? I'm aware of the pressure its putting on them doing this.
What do you guys do when good cadence is no longer viable when climbing? be it due to fitness/stamina/lethargy/steepness