Crank Length, Not a flex/stiffness question, but how it feels?

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9/21/2013 5:03 PM

So. I was outside for a bit before it started to rain and I thought...

How would backpedaling quickly feel with these cranks (my 175mm stock dk's) compared to some 170's or even down to 165's

So the question is how different can fakies feel with 170's or 165's, sure that is a 5mm to 10mm difference but hell, look at frames, you could have a 20.75" top tube frame with a 13.75" rear, move to a 20.75 with a 13.25 rear and feel some difference right?

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9/21/2013 5:07 PM

I went from 175s to 165s and didn't feel any difference in the way the bike fakied

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9/21/2013 5:16 PM

Gump wrote:

I went from 175s to 165s and didn't feel any difference in the way the bike fakied

really, i thought it would just come back around faster cause of the shorter length.

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9/21/2013 7:23 PM

Honestly I've only noticed the extr pressure I have to use when I start pedaling. 165 arms and 30-9 need to use abit of muscle

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9/21/2013 7:52 PM

30/9? You must have legs like tree trunks bro!!!

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9/21/2013 8:12 PM

Nah just not a little kid

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9/21/2013 9:29 PM

Haha exactly that, you are gonna need to pedal with more pressure. Which helps some, and doesnt to others. I prefer kinda long cranks, but just have 175s at the moment, hopefully my next ones are 180mm because i like that extra pressure without so much effort, makes my manuals more fun too. But id have to upgrade to a 30t to make it just right because i like going fast so much. Haha and i think the pedaling radius is a bit less so you can pedal more evenly due to the fact your legs have to move a bit less to pedal back, so it does kinda help.

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