I am getting hip pain (both sides) when climbing hills out of the saddle. I am conscious to not choose too higher gear to get my cadence right but I end up back in the saddle spinning as they get so sore. Any thoughts? My quads are fine and when I use the spin bike to practice out of the saddle, this doesn't happen. Happy for any help as training for a short triathlon and need to get my riding right. Thanks in advance!
I think this hip pain is an indication of fatique, which will diminish through ptactice.
I experienced this once.
I had been cycling for more than 20 years and was skillful with out-of-saddle ride. I did this every now and then for say less than 1 km for fun.
Last September I challenged myself to a total of 10 km climbs (8 discontinous climbs stretched over 36 km) out of saddle. The gradients varied from 5 to 10.
The following morning my hip joints hurt. Then I realized it was fatigue.
After a week I rode the same route again to test. This time there was no more fatigue.
I think practise and rest and practise, and the pain will go. My experience.