You should try and learn to spin over 80rpm anyway as it's far more efficient so you probably need to run lower gears. 22/36 on a 26" should get you up anything. If it isn't try a course of growth hormone.
Tackling long climbs/steep hills at low cadence, and knee health.
Singlespeeders 'do it' standing up...my knees feel better now I've been riding a singlespeed off and on over the past couple of years as its taught me to stand rather than try and complete the climb sitting. Its influenced my geared bike climbing the same way.
What does do my knees in though, is spinning at much over 90rpm with little effort (i.e. road sections on mtb ss)
Obvious troll is obvious.
Moving the seat forward solved my knee issues via an inline seat post. Also cleats further back or flats.
What are your gears front and back?
ANother one here for a bike fit. Not only the saddle height but saddle poition in regard to length of your femur and knee position over the pedal when cranks placed horizontally,
Noo ne mentioned pedal float too though this would be an issue all the time...
Andy Pruitts medical guide for cyclists is all you need. Road and MTB bike fitting tips and how to change things if bits of you are hurting..
Mashing and standing up do not go hand-in-hand and I find standing but keeping a highish cadence very beneficial for my knees - in fact this is the only reason I bother with a road bike, and my cross bike, as it is more natural to ride in this position.
can anyone reccomend a good, cheap cadence computer?
I'll try and get a pic up of saddle setup etc.
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