KneeSavers first impression

I had the Kneesavers for awhile. I had two issues with them. First, they are not compatible with my Crank Bros. Quattro SL pedals, and the other is that since I’m constantly switching bikes, I couldn’t decide which bike would be the best candidate for the Kneesavers. Enter the F20-R and the Crank Bros. Eggbeater pedals:

F20-R with Kneesavers

Since the F20-R will be taking the place of my road bike, the kneesavers have finally found a home and a pedal that is compatible with them.

Here are some of the benefits of the KneeSavers according to

* Moves your pedals further apart, widing the Q Factor.
* Allows more toe-out, up to 45 degrees depending on what Kneesaver width you select.
* Precision made of stainless steel, weighing 3 ounces/pair (20 mm size)
* Available in 20, 25 and 30 mm widths (9/16″ threading) for road, mountain or recumbent bikes based on your individual need (feel free to e-mail or call if you are unsure which width you need)
* Available in 20 and 30 mm widths (1/2″ threading) for stationary bikes or trainers.
* Titanium Kneesavers available (1.6 ounces/pair) in 20 mm width only.
* Pedal Adapters also available that allow you to use your pedals and shoes on stationary bikes or spin trainers. (1/2″ male end, 9/16″ female end) – 20 mm width in steel only.
* Easy to install with a pedal wrench and crescent wrench, or vice grips in the case of Allen wrench pedal systems.
* Made in America by an American!

Last Sunday I had a chance to test the Kneesavers on the City of Angels Fun Ride. The ride was 34 miles featuring a couple of hills. I’ve been diagnosed with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFS) so I was a little concerned that my left knee was not going to last the entire ride.

I’m happy to report that the Kneesavers worked beautifully. My left knee was a little sore, but not in pain nor swollen like it usually gets after a 30 mile ride. I’m currently in physical therapy to get rid of the PFS, but the kneesavers should allow me to keep riding my bike to the beach. I will be doing a full review of the kneesavers once I have put some serious miles on them. For more information, visit

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