Anybody ever notice how the "Q factor" messes with you on other bikes?
After riding my Necro all winter pretty much exclusively, now that I spread the riding love around to my other bikes, I notice that my left foot wants to be outboard farther than the normal BB bikes are set up for.
I have platforms on on my bikes, BTW.
So I am riding along, look down, and see that my foot is halfway over on the left pedal. Re adjust. Ride. Look down...yup, halfway over again! It makes me sly smile to see that my pugs still is with me in spirit on every ride
2010 Surly Conundrum
2012 Felt Brougham
2013 Salsa Colossal
2013 All City Nature Boy
2014 Big Dummy
^ Like this!
Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes
Just goes to further point out that concerns over Q factor are vastly over rated, and that studies purporting evidence that a 'narrow' Q are more efficient...are doubtful.
I noticed the wide Q factor on my last ride when I looked down and my ankle was bleeding! Haha. Long socks from now on.
Skinny bike is trying to eject you ... It's jealous !
couldn't agree more with that statement
Originally Posted by Sand Rat
I clip in on my fatbikes and I still don't notice the wideness. Yep, a non issue at least up to the Moonlander width. We'll see what happens when 6" tires come out.
Maybe it affects shorter riders more than taller riders? I certainly notice the difference but it doesn't bother me in the least.
'11 Transition Bandit 29
'12 Surly Ogre
'13 Surly Big Dummy
'15 Specialized Fatboy
I can't believe people are riding non-fat bikes.
Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.
Never notice any difference, but my other bike has an 83mm BB.
I notice less knee pain when I ride the Fatback vs the FR bike though.
oh thats the reason my buddies notice that my feet are further out on my flats when im on my skinny bike! haha. we all thought i was just riding like that because im used to cornering motorcyces that way. good one=)
I haven't noticed it when riding my other bikes. Wait... I haven't been RIDING my other bikes...
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I clip in on all my bikes and notice no difference.
I prefer the supposed “q factor curse” feel of my 9:zero:7 fatbike over that of my three regular (68mm-73mm BB width) bikes.
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Originally Posted by TrailMaker
+1! Why ride anything but fat?
Originally Posted by crashtestdummy
LOL. I didn't even know about a Q factor until NBT brought it up in an email of me complaining of my feet hanging off my pedals while riding my cross bike. Drives me nuts as I have to keep adjusting my right foot back over. Rode my fat bike today and had no pedal issues.
I do get more knee pain on my fatty but there are too many variables to know for sure if it's the wider Q factor or something else causing it.
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