- Crank Arm Length?
Now I am over 6 foot, have always used 175mm cranks in the past, will running 170mm be ok, or is it s big no no?
XC/Trail riding, on a hardtail if that helps.
I will obviously notice, but in a bad way, good way?
Any tall people running shorter cranks on anything other than a DH bike?Posted 9 years ago
Apologies SFB for ruining your day, really sorry, what must I have been thinking.
Forgot about the search, used it now, will go and read.
Again a thousand apologies, can you ever forgive me?
(Perhaps a link to the search i missed would have been more constructive?, just a thought)Posted 9 years agotraildogMember
Go read the thread for the day before that though and it’ll tell you that you will notice and you’ll damage your knees and maybe even die. Best bet I reckon is to get some very cheap cranks in a different lengths and see which you prefer. The different length can take a bit of getting used to.Posted 9 years ago
I certainly notice different crank lengths, but which is actually better is another question….gavtheoldskaterMember
went through this myself the other year, wanted new crankset and the best deal by far was 170 arms. i’m 5ft11 and by default (as in ‘came on the bikes’) had always used 175 and 172.5 on the road.
after a lot of googling came to the assumption that i would’nt notice much difference.
i was wrong, in fact i hated them as they spinned up way too fast for me. found out i’m definitely a slow but sure grinder, all my bikes now 175.Posted 9 years ago
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