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The longer the crank the more leverage, so Yes, a 175 will have more power than a 170.
Many single speeders use 180mm cranks, and I've seen some use 185.
The irony is that a lot of BMXers are using longer cranks for more power down the first straight. This doesn't really make sense to me. A BMX race is basically a sprint, jump, turn, sprint,jump, jump, turn, sprint, rythm section, spring, turn, sprint! A shorter cranks that allows you to spin faster makes more sense to me! However, the standard is now closer to 180. Why? Well, cuz that's what the AA Pro's use! Forget the fact that the AA Pro's are all grown adults, and your kid needs a 160mm crank because he's 8 years old! Rant Over!
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