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What size crank arms for cyclocross?(6 posts)

What size crank arms for cyclocross?buffalosorrow
Jan 1, 2002 8:07 PM
Being a smaller rider 5'8", I have been riding a larger crank arm 175mm. What are others riding?
re: What size crank arms for cyclocross?mackgoo
Jan 2, 2002 3:45 AM
I was reading as a general starting point one would start with a size larger than what they would normaly use on the road. Sorry at this time I have no practical experience in cross as my bike isn't quite done yet. I'm waiting on Britain. I will be using 175's and I'm 5'10". My normal road bike is 172.5. Ofcourse even crank arm length on a road bike can vary depending on a persons size and riding style. If your a spinner generaly you want a shorter crank power pedaler you'd want a longer crank.
re: What size crank arms for cyclocross?wspokes
Jan 2, 2002 4:57 AM
I ride the same size on the road as I ride in cross. 175mm, I am a tad over 6' tall. I have been told crossers tend to use the same as on the road. I have also heard the other tale of slightly larger but I don't see any evidence of where there is a benefit not that there isn't some point to it somewhere out there. Hope this helps.
I posted the same question several months ago...Cima Coppi
Jan 2, 2002 7:57 AM
The general response was to use the same crank length as on your road bike. For me, that is 180mm.

Good Luck,

re: What size crank arms for cyclocross?jrm
Jan 2, 2002 10:16 AM
Im 5'8 using the same 172.5mm cranks i used on the road on the + bike.
re: What size crank arms for cyclocross?climbo
Jan 2, 2002 10:47 AM
6' 0", 175's on all my bikes. No real reason to change it.