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  • Crank Lengths

     Attila updated 4 years, 2 months ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
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  • Doomanic

    26 October 2016 at 9:15 am

    One of the things I have noticed with the Nuke is that I’m clouting the cranks on the floor when pedalling through bombholes and the like. The suspension is set up with 20% sag on the front and 30% on the rear. As I am swapping to a 1x chainset sooner or later I have to opportunity to use shorter cranks, either 170 or 165 instead of the 175s that are on the bike now. What are the implications of doing this?

  • Threevok

    26 October 2016 at 10:00 am

    Not sure about 165, but I’ve run 170 and 175 and have found little to no difference between the two

    I’ve not even had to alter the sea-post length to accommodate

    These days I buy whatever size is cheapest/available at the time

  • Attila

    27 October 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Bottom Bracket heights on modern bikes are getting lower and lower to keep your centre of gravity down making railing corners easier. The consequence of this is that it is a lot easier to smash a pedal or a crank arm on obstacles, you do get used to it quite quickly though and start timing your pedal strokes accordingly.

    If you want to try a shorter crank by all means go for it but my advice would be to give it a bit of time before you spend your hard earned to see if you do get used to it.

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