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Anyone Race with 175mm cranks?

Old 12-28-04, 09:36 PM
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Anyone Race with 175mm cranks?

Hi does anyone race Bmx and use 175mm cranks instead of 180mm cranks? I have a cycling background and when looking at cycling in general it doesnt make sense to me to run 180mm cranks on a bmx.
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Old 12-31-04, 09:33 PM
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i run 175mm cranks, but i have a rather short 28 inch inseam. most people taller than me run 180mm. long cranks should be used on bmx race bikes because bmx racing is mostly about explosive power. you need the leverage provided by a longer crank.
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Old 01-03-05, 08:52 PM
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i ride profile 177mm.
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Old 01-04-05, 11:26 AM
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me and my brother both ride 170mm but hes 11... im 14 but im just short both of us are around 5'1 or 5'2 and i like them, i tryed 175mm and didnet like them as much.. so i switched back to 170mm... either im alot shorter then all of you or im just weird like that
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Old 01-05-05, 09:20 PM
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im 5'10", so i don't know if people think im weird for riding smaller crank arms, but ohwell, i like them.
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