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02-04-22, 04:37 AM
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Posted By Frkl

Simple CAD model

For the fun of it, I put together a simple CAD model to look at how shortening cranks can change fit.

I started a new thread with the model here:
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01-31-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,055
Posted By Frkl

It's more complicated in terms of saddle height...

It's more complicated in terms of saddle height changes, and depends on frame geometry and you saddle setback preferences. I just posted a reply to another post here about this relationship, then saw...
01-31-22, 03:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,055
Posted By Frkl

I originally thought this too, but it's not a 1...

I originally thought this too, but it's not a 1 to 1 relationship and shortening the crank does not necessarily or usually mean raising the saddle byll the same amount. Moving the saddle up also...
01-30-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,055
Posted By Frkl

I Second the gearing point. This could be...

I Second the gearing point. This could be mechanically compensated (new cassette and chainrings) or through unconsciously hanging out in different grars more. Also, slightly changing riding position...
01-26-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 139
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Posted By Frkl

Don't over think it

I'm 6'3" and have been riding 150 and 152mm cranks on all my bikes, road and mountain, for several years. I did it for knee pain, which it solved, not for any performance reasons.

I did do a lot...
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