Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nakedbabytoes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    858

    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 Pugsley
    2012 Felt Brougham
    2013 Salsa Colossal
    2013 All City Nature Boy
    2014 Big Dummy

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    738
    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    It makes me sly smile to see that my pugs still is with me in spirit on every ride
    ^ Like this!

    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.

  3. #3
    get down!
    Reputation: appleSSeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    2,147
    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.
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

    visit my blog, BEATS, BIKES & LIFE

  4. #4
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2,041
    Skinny bike is trying to eject you ... It's jealous !

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: yxan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    372
    Quote Originally Posted by Sand Rat View Post
    ^ Like this!

    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.
    couldn't agree more with that statement

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ferrstein's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    241
    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.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,275
    Maybe it affects shorter riders more than taller riders? I certainly notice the difference but it doesn't bother me in the least.
    Transition Bandit 29
    Surly Ogre
    Surly Necro Pugs w/ Lefty PBR
    Surly Big Dummy

  8. #8
    NMBP
    Reputation: crashtestdummy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2,087
    I can't believe people are riding non-fat bikes.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

  9. #9
    How much does it weigh?
    Reputation: Borgschulze's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,156
    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.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    98
    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=)

  11. #11
    Nemophilist
    Reputation: TrailMaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,718
    Hmmm...

    I haven't noticed it when riding my other bikes. Wait... I haven't been RIDING my other bikes...
    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
    - John Hajny, a.k.a. TrailMaker

  12. #12
    dvn
    dvn is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dvn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    633
    I clip in on all my bikes and notice no difference.

  13. #13
    PRETENDURO
    Reputation: Leopold Porkstacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    6,832
    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.
    QUOTE from MTBR.COM: You have given Brewtality too much Reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later.

  14. #14
    Levi Early
    Reputation: Levi707's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    222
    Quote Originally Posted by TrailMaker View Post
    Hmmm...

    I haven't noticed it when riding my other bikes. Wait... I haven't been RIDING my other bikes...
    same here!

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: blockphi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    801
    Quote Originally Posted by crashtestdummy View Post
    I can't believe people are riding non-fat bikes.
    +1! Why ride anything but fat?

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Bethany1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    659
    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.

  17. #17
    Nuts
    Reputation: bdundee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    4,813
    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.
    And I love beer!!

Similar Threads

  1. "Next" and "Mongoose" mountain bikes
    By SpAgetttt in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 174
    Last Post: 4 Weeks Ago, 06:10 PM
  2. watch out for handlebars/grips being too tall on 12"/14"/16" bikes
    By cmc4130 in forum Families and Riding with Kids
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-22-2013, 08:43 PM
  3. Replies: 2850
    Last Post: 01-01-2013, 08:36 AM
  4. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-18-2012, 09:27 AM
  5. " q factor anthem "
    By domin in forum Giant
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-07-2011, 06:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •