I was recently reading a bunch of websites and came across this
Is this true b/c if it is I have been way over my crank length for years. All my bikes have come with 180mm (7 inches from eye to eye center) and I only have a 28 1/2 inch inseam. Should I shorten the cranks to 170mm? Or would it really make that much of a difference? Does a shorter crank throw off handling Characteristics? I have never ridden anything other than 180mm and checking my last 3 bikes they are all the same. It could explain why I suck on climbs so much but I doubt it
BTW: I found this:
Mountain bikes generally get cranks 2.5–5mm longer than road bikes; that is, you might want a 175mm crank on your mountain bike if you’re set up with a 172.5 on your road bike.
and I believe that the chart was for road cranks but it doesn't say so on the site.
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