• BIKE PEDALS FOR KNEES AND HIPS

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BIKE PEDALS FOR KNEES AND HIPS

NEW 2021 ROAD AND SPINNING BIKE PEDALS!

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BIKE PEDALS FOR KNEE ISSUES

PEDALS DESIGNED TO OPTIMIZE YOUR POWER AND REDUCE YOUR KNEE AND HIP PAIN

The new generation of Nikola pedals is here. Nikola Innovation’s patented Zivo™ technology combines the movements of a skater and cyclist into one smooth motion that provides new efficiency, comfort, and power for the cyclist - a great bike pedal for bad knees. Get the pedal performance, comfort and efficiency you need. Available in chromoly and titanium.

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I believe that the pedal improves your climbing

My climbing has been better. The pedals do improve your climbing since I didn’t do anything too different than in the past.

Juan Pacheco

Nikola pedals are easy to get acclimated to

I have about 40 hours on the new Nikola pedals and I must say I truly love them. 

Paul Glatzhofer

Backstory

HOW IT WORKS

A GREAT BIKE PEDAL FOR BAD KNEES – AND FOR TRIATHLETES!

The first group to embrace our pedals is triathletes – from elite level riders to new triathlon athletes looking for an advantage. One common thread between all riders is the benefits felt reducing knee, hip, or ankle pain associated with riding. The pedal allows the hip to rotate beyond a standard pedal relieving pressure off of leg joints creating a noticeable difference for many riders. Cyclists with FAI (Femoroacetabular Impingement) are using the pedal post surgery and in therapy using the lateral motion to their advantage.

Performance improvements were seen to benefit male riders more than females. The average improvement for peak power was 7% and efficiency was about 2% and almost 70% of the men improved. Sorry, ladies: we saw only 30% of increased performance in women. The good news is the pressure relief from joints and IT bands was felt by both women and men and appreciated by most riders so there is a comfort benefit regardless of gender. Hip angle plays a part in the male/female differences and research will continue to determine optimizing performance for both genders.

A GREAT BIKE PEDAL FOR BAD KNEES – AND FOR TRIATHLETES!

HOW DO WE KNOW THEY WORK

Nikola is made up of a crew of engineers devoted to creating the pedal system. No person on the team is a medical physician or physical therapist so we had to choose the right people who study biomechanics, and kinematics, and human performance to do the testing. We wish to thank the following institutions that developed clinical studies through the IRB process and led countless test spanning five years and over 100 volunteers and patients testing the pedals: Cleveland State University, Alleghany General Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Gonzaga University. Tests were designed and conducted by an Orthopedic Surgeon, Professor of Biomechanics and Physics, and world-class athletes validated the hypothesis as true.

The performance tests were conducted over two separate visits for each participant. Each person used road standard pedals one day and lateral pedals another day. This was randomized and undisclosed to each so that they would not know which pedal they were riding first. As many variables were controlled as possible keeping seat height, crank arm length, bike set up, and equipment the same for both tests for each cyclist. Speed, cadence, and even time of day of the tests were kept identical for each participant, maintaining the focus on the pedal performance. Motion studies were conducted to measure leg flexion and extension at the hip, knee, and ankle using EMG systems focusing on patients with FAI.

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