why doesnt anyone run 170mm?

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11/14/2011 1:39 AM

cranks?
just wondering.....

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11/14/2011 1:55 AM

less leverage for your pedaling maybe?

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11/14/2011 3:33 AM

i like mine,170 profiles

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11/14/2011 3:34 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/14/2011 3:35 AM

most people run 175s

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11/14/2011 4:27 AM

175s are the "standard"

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11/14/2011 4:54 AM

I dont have short legs plus 175mm is standard

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11/14/2011 5:12 AM

My friend has 170s lol they feel like walmart cranks because they are so short

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11/14/2011 5:27 AM

Anyone ridden with 180's? Just wondering if they feel that much different.

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11/14/2011 5:54 AM

i might run 170's cuz i wanna ride 4 pegs and a 13.4 with size 13 shoes dont mix well with my heels and pegs...

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11/14/2011 6:01 AM

Part of why I took my pegs off. The shop put them on back because they were both for 14mm hole diameter. I have the 13.75 rear, but size 13 shoe didn't work well there either.

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11/14/2011 6:30 AM

Yeah I ran the 180 they aren't bad or per say too much of a noticable difference but I prefer 175s

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11/14/2011 6:53 AM

I ran 180's for a while. They feel good. But then I bought a bike with 175's on it and I felt much faster so I just left them and sold the 180's. I do have 170 cranks on a flatland bike, but they feel a little awkward to me now

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11/14/2011 7:09 AM

Chuck8273 wrote:

Anyone ridden with 180's? Just wondering if they feel that much different.

im on 180 profiles right now, no difference

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11/14/2011 7:22 AM

Thanks for the info, gents!

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11/14/2011 7:23 AM

i run 180s, but i'm 6'2"...helps me having longer legs...

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11/14/2011 10:08 AM

Obama wrote:

i might run 170's cuz i wanna ride 4 pegs and a 13.4 with size 13 shoes dont mix well with my heels and pegs...

same reason im thinking about the switch..im 6'1 and only had 180's since i started and doubt that 175 will make much of a difference.

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11/14/2011 10:09 AM

eskimojay wrote:

less leverage for your pedaling maybe?

do i really need leverage when im riding mostly park with some street?

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11/14/2011 10:13 AM

fckthatshyt wrote:

i run 180s, but i'm 6'2"...helps me having longer legs...

how does that help you...cuz it make you stretch out your long legs? whats helpful?

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11/14/2011 10:35 AM

Obama wrote:

i might run 170's cuz i wanna ride 4 pegs and a 13.4 with size 13 shoes dont mix well with my heels and pegs...

i definitly feel you on that lol

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11/14/2011 10:37 AM

i switched from 180s to 170s, 180s are cool when you get use to em cuz you feel more centered on your bike, but i like 170s cuz you get such a cleaner feel and you get more "torqe", since theyre shorter you get more out of each pedal

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11/14/2011 11:10 AM

eskimojay wrote:

less leverage for your pedaling maybe?

demetriusn wrote:

do i really need leverage when im riding mostly park with some street?

i prefer more power for acceleration and speed i ride everything...personal preference i also ride 30 10 gearing

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11/14/2011 12:21 PM

fckthatshyt wrote:

i run 180s, but i'm 6'2"...helps me having longer legs...

demetriusn wrote:

how does that help you...cuz it make you stretch out your long legs? whats helpful?

if i run 170s i feel like im pedaling a little kids bike...like just spinning my brains out

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11/14/2011 12:52 PM

fckthatshyt wrote:

i run 180s, but i'm 6'2"...helps me having longer legs...

demetriusn wrote:

how does that help you...cuz it make you stretch out your long legs? whats helpful?

fckthatshyt wrote:

if i run 170s i feel like im pedaling a little kids bike...like just spinning my brains out

lol ohh ok..did you feel less balanced like bmxcrazed305 was saying?

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11/14/2011 1:24 PM

i didn't feel less balanced, just felt i was pedaling too much

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11/14/2011 4:27 PM

BmxCrazed305 wrote:

i switched from 180s to 170s, 180s are cool when you get use to em cuz you feel more centered on your bike, but i like 170s cuz you get such a cleaner feel and you get more "torqe", since theyre shorter you get more out of each pedal

it's 'torque' and longer gives more. stay in school, kid.....

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11/14/2011 5:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/14/2011 5:10 PM

its a preference, 160mm and shorter cranks usually for flatland - 180mm for racing as it helps with pedaling faster as you can make a full crank with less effort using the longer crank legs

175mm standard and a good go between for all activities

when your feet are in landing position the longer cranks spread your feet out more distributing the weight better to the front and back and not in the middle

longer cranks could make a fakie uncomfortable if you dont run a free coaster

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11/14/2011 5:15 PM

mine were, or maybe 165s. on my old verde. i didnt mind em

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11/14/2011 5:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/14/2011 5:34 PM

I have ridden 170 dk socials, they were alright but they won't help you that much. All cranks come in 175 for a reason.

EDIT: I have 13.75 backend now, but I feel you 4peggers running shorter cranks. Sucks hitting your heel on the peg.

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11/14/2011 5:42 PM

lukegoh13 wrote:

its a preference, 160mm and shorter cranks usually for flatland - 180mm for racing as it helps with pedaling faster as you can make a full crank with less effort using the longer crank legs

175mm standard and a good go between for all activities

when your feet are in landing position the longer cranks spread your feet out more distributing the weight better to the front and back and not in the middle

longer cranks could make a fakie uncomfortable if you dont run a free coaster

What is this about distributing weight better? Weight on either crank will go to the bb/shell...not forward/back

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11/14/2011 5:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/14/2011 6:32 PM

lukegoh13 wrote:

its a preference, 160mm and shorter cranks usually for flatland - 180mm for racing as it helps with pedaling faster as you can make a full crank with less effort using the longer crank legs

175mm standard and a good go between for all activities

when your feet are in landing position the longer cranks spread your feet out more distributing the weight better to the front and back and not in the middle

longer cranks could make a fakie uncomfortable if you dont run a free coaster

X_Woody_X wrote:

What is this about distributing weight better? Weight on either crank will go to the bb/shell...not forward/back

jump into the air off a table forward as far as you can

try land with you feet closed together

then try land with your feet slightly spread out crank width apart

tell me which is better

the longer cranks the better posture on your body for impact - the bb absorbs this weight, but with your feet distributing body weight to the knee in the front and the knee in the back of your legs they can act as better suspension

know what i mean? im referring to the weight on your front and back leg

its more stable being spread on pedals - maybe this is taking things into a discussion that doesnt need to be had

just trying to say that shorter cranks bring your feet closer together like described in my jumping off a table forward theory

if your a tall guy, better landing posture could be found in 180mm or 185mm (if you jump alot)

longer frames with long back ends and long tt's also make better jumping machines - which is why racing bmx use longer frames and longer crank arms than freestyle (cranks also giving better pedaling power)

posture means alot in racing bmx - and there should be some element taken into freestyle to

if your big feet are clapping the short end of a frame, then maybe the frame has too much of a short backend to make the best possible fit, unless you have a short body and large feet

i know some people like short back ends, but look at the implications of posture in these kind of scenarios before investing into one - im veryy anal about frame geo and sizes (see my sig) - preference is one thing, but you can also get your preference wrong to some extend and loose out

you start with a short backend, then your feet clap the back pegs, so you get shorter cranks, then your posture is all wrong - the ripple effect messes everything up

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