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    Do DH/FR style cranks make a difference with jumping and landing?

    I put a Zee crankset and BB on my Heckler a couple weeks ago. I immediately noticed that landing jumps I don't feel much jarring or vibration through my feet compared to old crankset (something Sram, stock).

    Jumping, the back wheel seems to sing up with much more pop and with less effort.

    Are these things just in my mind, or is there an attribute of these types of cranksets that has this result?

    I could see less impact felt through the feet as the crank arms have steel pedal inserts.

    I also notice more peppy and efficient pedaling, maybe this is from an improved chainlink with a dedicated single ring crankset?

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    Probably more a case of 'new bike stuff' syndrome than anything. But whatever is/is not causing it, you're riding better!
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    A nice placebo.

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