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165mm cross crankset?
Hi. I'm upgrading components on my 2001 Lemond Poprad, converting it from commuter duty back to a true cyclocross bike. It currently has a Tiagra triple crankset with 165mm crank arms. I have pretty significant toe overlap. With road tires it really wasn't too much of an issue, but with the knobby cross tires it's pretty bad. My shoes really "grab" onto the knobby tires and I've almost gone down a couple of times.
My question: does anyone know of a good cyclocross crankset with 165mm crank arms? If not, would the 5mm difference be significant? I've only been able to find cranks with 170mm arms. I'm considering this one: http://www.webcyclery.com/product.php?productid=16421
Is this a good crankset? Are there better ones which are comparably priced or less expensive?
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