Ok I know this has probably been answered before but its doing my head in!
I have a Cove Stiffe (still not built) and i'm still unsure about the cranks.
I have bought and fitted some 170mm saints reason? because 1 they are black and my frame is black so they look mint, 2 they have steel pedal inserts as the bike is going to be ridden hard at times, and 3 I should get more rock clearance with the shorter crank arm length.
Thing is not been able to test ride it yet as i'm still waiting for my brakes and pikes to turn up! i'm now unsure due to reading many conflicting reviews/opinions if the 170mm arms will be ok as iv'e always had 175 cranks.
I am 5ft 11" and my inside leg measurement is 32" who else is this height and leg measurement and what bike/cranks do you ride? will I see a huge difference and feel like i'm riding with a flat tyre as some suggest!!!!! (sounds obsurd to me but hey)