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Old 06-14-20, 12:16 PM
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I'm 5' 11" with 34.5" legs. I have pretty much always ridden short cranks, usually 165 mm. The few times I tried longer cranks, even when for hundreds of miles, I disliked them. On the two bikes I recently test rode, one with 172.5 and the other 175, the 175 simply wore me out faster. So when my new bike came in, I immediately had them change it to a 165 mm crank.

For me, I feel it allows me to maintain a higher cadence and also stay in the drops more without my thighs hitting my gut so hard. What little I might loose in torque can be made up by shifting to a lower gear.
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