squeazasis wrote: baudman wrote:
squeazasis wrote:... there's a good chance that long cranks are causing injury for me, and that IF 165 mm cranks make me slower riding up hills (and some people are saying it might make me faster, not slower), then so what?...
If choosing between speed up hills or knee injury, I know which crank length I'd be having!
It even still feels awkward for me, pedalling in such a big circle!
What's the bet they didn't lower your seat in the frame to keep its height consistent with the pedal, which of course is now lower due to the longer crank.
And I agree, such a drastic change to crank length should never be done without discussing it it with the customer.
The person who put the current crankset on my bike obviously has a very strong opinion (and that's putting it mildy) on the matter (among other things he said that there's a trend towards road cyclists using longer cranks).
On a similar note, there's a trend in MTB circles to fit very wide handlebars. Just because a lot of people are doing something, doesn't mean it's the right way for everyone to go. (I hate the wide bar trend - it destroys a bike's responsiveness).
*Edited to fix a typo.