Hi fit gurus -
A few months ago, I set up a new to me gravel bike with the goal of matching my road fit by first prioritizing the saddle height and setback to have the same saddle position relative to the crank center. My basic understanding is that this is where I should anchor things between the bikes, and then adjust stack and reach as needed to fully match. The reach is roughly comparable to my road bike, but there is less drop to the bars vs. saddle as it’s currently setup - which I thought would be a safer starting point.
I’ve ridden it a few times without issue, but the last ride I did was > 4 hours, 60 miles and I got a lot of soreness just above my right knee, towards the inside of the leg. Feels like a ligament or small muscle that comes diagonally from center of thigh to inside of leg in that area, angling down the leg, if that makes sense. Was sore for about a day and a half, and then went away. Never felt this on my road or TT bikes. For what it’s worth, I have spent more time riding TT than anything else this year - e.g. lots of time rotated forward / low front end.
What aspect of the gravel bike fit would you suspect to cause this? And in the absence of another stem on hand, would you make a saddle adjustment up or down to mitigate it? Or would dropping the bars to more closely match my road bike (and a bit more like my TT riding) be expected to relieve this issue?
Thanks for any advice as I’m hoping to get out for another big ride soon on it!