working on a build (first one, woohoo). still missing a bunch of parts... hoping some of them are out there somewhere! SRAM shifters40cm handlebars75-80mm stem38/46 chainrings leave a message here or…Continue
"I think it's fine to experiment, certainly. That's not a big difference. On the other hand, if you find 170's uncomfortable I'm not sure simply shorter cranks are going to address the issue. But it's a small experiment so…"
"There are two schools of thought here. One is, as some eluded to, that the longer lever helps you push the gear over. The other is that a shorter crank arm is easier to spin. I guess it may depend on what sort of rider are you? If more of a spinner,…"
"i've been running 170 on my other bikes, but i'm only 5'2 and have been contemplating going shorter bc i find them uncomfortable. just wondering if losing the 5mm of lever length will make a difference, or if i'll really need it…"
"i found an old crank that happened to be 165, i've used it for commuting /long distance rides/ low gear spinning, i race single speed CX and i was definitely considering running with the same crank arm length. IDK if 5 mm will make the…"