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10-26-21, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Iride01

Well to be clear, the text I quoted only lend...

Well to be clear, the text I quoted only lend credence to what might be a misrepresentation of what you used it for. However, in general I'm only seeing your posts as saying we should not experiment...
10-25-21, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Iride01

So if we have the money to buy and try out cranks...

So if we have the money to buy and try out cranks of differing lengths we are being fiscally irresponsible?
11-13-20, 09:02 AM
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Posted By Iride01

I don't see crank arm length important enough to...

I don't see crank arm length important enough to take priority over other concerns. If a person isn't having any knee issues or any other fit issues, why bother?

For persons that compete,...
11-12-20, 03:27 PM
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Posted By Iride01

IMO, The only thing that proportional sizing...

IMO, The only thing that proportional sizing tells you is what the max length of crank is you should consider. Nothing about it shows that you must use that length.

And since your upper leg and...
06-23-20, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Iride01

50/34 rings and a 11-28 rear? You might...

50/34 rings and a 11-28 rear? You might consider getting an 11-32 cassette or a crank with smaller rings. Or just ride 200 or more miles per week and you'll be able to handle that hill next time.
06-21-20, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Iride01

Longer cranks do give you more leverage. However,...

Longer cranks do give you more leverage. However, I'll always go for shorter cranks just because I can maintain a high cadence more comfortably. I have a fairly low and aero position even when on the...
06-18-20, 02:07 PM
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Posted By Iride01

So how did the ride go and did you even change...

So how did the ride go and did you even change anything for it. I'd be leery of crank changes or something I can't change back easily during the big event.
06-14-20, 12:16 PM
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Views: 18,053
Posted By Iride01

I'm 5' 11" with 34.5" legs. I have pretty much...

I'm 5' 11" with 34.5" legs. I have pretty much always ridden short cranks, usually 165 mm. The few times I tried longer cranks, even when for hundreds of miles, I disliked them. On the two bikes I...
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