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Old 03-29-19, 12:55 PM
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As my TrainingPeaks link points out, shorter cranks can be faster seated, but one runs into issues with OOS efforts on very steep pitches and sprinting. where shorter cranks reduce leverage and it's not efficient or sometimes even possible to just pedal faster.
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