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Old 07-08-08, 09:04 AM
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crank arms

Hi, according to you, 175mm is too long for a rider 5'11''... , my current crank is 172.5 but I have a huge deal on a new Dura ace crankset but it's 175mmm?? So I think it will be too long?

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excuse me?
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no, it isn't a very big deal at all.

in general, I've heard people say that a 2.5mm change isn't a big deal. More than that, like say from 170 to 175, yes that is a big deal.

But I use 175s on my TT bike and on another bike with a compact crankset, but have 172.5mm crankarms on my all day rider. I didn't plan it that way, that was just what the bikes came with. I honestly can't tell any difference and wouldn't have even noticed except that they have the length stamped on the crankarm and I happened to read it while cleaning the bikes up.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
excuse me?
what do you mean?? I dont understand..
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Originally Posted by ninjanoir78 View Post
what do you mean?? I dont understand..
exactly.
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Your original post made almost no sense. Just in case this is relevant to your question (was it a question?), I think that crank length makes a difference. With my seat slammed all the way back just to get KOPS and knee pain still plaguing me, I wonder if I wouldn't be better off with 175mm cranks instead of 170, and maybe the seat could go back forward a tad as well.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
exactly.
maybe better like that....
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