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    Endorphin G2 Crank Length?

    I bought a 180mm XT crankset from CRC for my Endorphin Gen2, then noticed that my original 3x9 set had 175mm cranks.

    Is 5mm going to make a huge difference? Should I send it back and exchange them for the 175mm?

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    I would. Less pedal strikes.

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    Depends on terrain, but I barely get away with 175mm where I am. ..the ends of them are hammered from strikes.

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    anyone on 165 or 170s?

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    I just put 170's on my Warden. Only one ride so far, but so far I like them.
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    Yes, it will be a huge difference.

    I run 165 on my Podium (like everyone else) and have plenty of rock strikes.
    170mm on my DJ bike
    and 170 and 175 on my Chilcotin. I run my Chilcotin in slack mode now due to the 180mm fork and am fine with either 175 or 170 cranks. I like 170 better though.

    Not sure what I would want for an Endo. I have never even heard of someone running 180mm cranks, I figured they were for 6'6" and taller folks.

    I would return them and get 170, unless you think you need 175
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    FWIW, I would say the difference going from 175's to 170's is similar to my first ride on a 27.5 bike. At first you notice something is a bit off, but not necessarily better or worse, just different. Then 15 minutes later your used to it and it's no big deal.

    I rode about 17 miles and about 3k worth of climbing my first (and only) day on the 170's, and I paid really close attention to see if I could tell a difference. Honestly the only thing I noticed was they seem to spin better. I'll probably stick with 170's from now on.
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    I run 170 on the Chilcotin to reduce pedal strikes.

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