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    Quick Question about Crankset sizing

    I currently am running a Strong Arm II setup that is 170mm. Is it okay if I were to get a 175 mm Crankset? Looking to replace the Strong Arm II with a Shimano XTR set, but its length is 175mm instead. Don't want to hinder my riding when turning and hitting my front wheel. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Should be fine

    Quote Originally Posted by montgod
    I currently am running a Strong Arm II setup that is 170mm. Is it okay if I were to get a 175 mm Crankset? Looking to replace the Strong Arm II with a Shimano XTR set, but its length is 175mm instead. Don't want to hinder my riding when turning and hitting my front wheel. Thanks in advance for your help.
    Is there any specific reason you're currently on a 170mm? I'm no expert but I'd say that you'd be fine with 175mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montgod
    I currently am running a Strong Arm II setup that is 170mm. Is it okay if I were to get a 175 mm Crankset? Looking to replace the Strong Arm II with a Shimano XTR set, but its length is 175mm instead. Don't want to hinder my riding when turning and hitting my front wheel. Thanks in advance for your help.
    Specialized might have thrown a 170 on there because it's a smaller frame, so they may have anticipated a shorter rider (???). Yeah, 175 is fine, BB drop is usually the same between various sizes of the same frame, so you'll be no more or less prone to pedal strikes than anyone else running a very conventional 175mm crankset.

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    ummm

    5 mm is less than a 1/4 inch dont worry about hitting your front wheel

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