Wookieopolis wrote:lqdedison, it is interesting to hear your experience as a number of people here have switched to Q-Rings specifically to help knee problems (myself included). Would you mind elaborating on what sort of problems you experienced with the switch to Q-Rings?
I had really sharp pains at the front of my right knee and occasionally behind the knee as well. I've been riding a for about 16 years and had knee pain only one other time when I first started riding.
It got to the point with the q-rings that after only an hour of riding I had to turn back and head home. I hadn't changed anything else on any of my bikes, only the Q-Rings. I took them off and then took about a four week break. I haven't had any problems since.
Before I took them off I tried floating cleats, different saddle heights, different cleat positions, different positions with the q-rings themselves, just about everything really. In the end I put everything back where it was and took the Q-Rings off as that was really the main change that I'd done this season.
I wish I knew what really started my problems but I'm pretty sure it was the Q-Rings.