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Old 01-04-04, 09:39 PM   #1
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Crank Length For Cross Bike?

Recently I purchased my first cross bike and am interested in getting a new crankset.

Would I run the same length crank arms as my road bike (172.5mm), or go a little longer such as what's on my mountain bike (175mm)?

Although I'm a neophyte in the world of cyclo cross, I'd be using the bike for racing and winter riding/commuting.
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I also use a 172.5 on the road, but run 175s for cross and MTB.
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