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07-29-21, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

It has been over a year now and I wanted to...

It has been over a year now and I wanted to follow up on this post. I have made quite a few changes to the bike that was initially mentioned that I switched out to the shorter cranks.


Changes...
12-10-20, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

Mentioning Cranks on BF is like mentioning oil on...

Mentioning Cranks on BF is like mentioning oil on any number of automobile forums.

Anyways I was listening to this Podcast from Trainer Road "Ask a Cycling Coach" Episode 287 and starting @...
10-07-20, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

^^^^This.

^^^^This.
06-22-20, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

This was my thinking initially for switching to...

This was my thinking initially for switching to shorter cranks.




1. Yes - It was a 15 mile climb over 5% and most of it was 6-8%. So 2 hours of climbing. I started out around 75 -80 RPM but...
06-22-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

This is not true. In the same gear the pedal...

This is not true. In the same gear the pedal speed (Not Cadence) must be faster with the longer cranks to keep the same cadence. By reducing the length of the cranks it does a few things, slows the...
06-19-20, 11:25 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

Absolutely agree. The difference would have been...

Absolutely agree. The difference would have been marginal. Although, you can put out more consistent power for a longer time at a higher cadence.
06-19-20, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

The ride was brutal. It was the hardest ride I...

The ride was brutal. It was the hardest ride I ever did. I was the slowest of the 8 of us. It was mostly from not properly training leading up to it. I strongly feel that the slightly smaller...
06-19-20, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

Changing the cranks to a smaller size decreases...

Changing the cranks to a smaller size decreases the range of the pedal spin (a smaller circle). It will make a difference in mashing vs spinning. The power output is the same but the muscle group...
06-19-20, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

Sorry, Double Post.

Sorry, Double Post.
06-19-20, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

Ben - Thanks for the feedback. In the...

Ben -

Thanks for the feedback. In the original post you quoted, I meant sliding the seat forward (up towards the bars not up in the air). Reading back I can certainly see how that can be...
06-13-20, 11:16 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

Ive got a Gravel / Endurance bike that's 53.5cm. ...

Ive got a Gravel / Endurance bike that's 53.5cm. Short wheelbase with a little toe overlap and I have 172.5's on that one. It weighs in right at 9kg and is a solid fit. And while I can spin on...
06-13-20, 04:49 PM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

Shorter Cranks for Climbing

I am 5'11 and a 185 lbs and am typically more comfortable on a 53.5-54cm (within certain geometries). I currently own a Ridley Helium in a medium which is like a 56.

I have the bike setup to fit...
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