Does Bike Crank Length Matter & Should You Change Yours?

Published on January 8th 2023

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Bike fit expert Jake Yarranton is back to take a deep dive into crank length with Alex. They discuss the basics of crank lengths and how changing the length of your crank arms can change your performance on the bike. Alex also gets on the indoor trainer to compare the extremes of crank lengths. Does it make a difference and should you change yours?

00:00 Intro
00:40 What is crank length?
01:56 How does crank length affect riding?
02:27 Is your crank length right?
05:18 Can changing crank length improve performance?
07:10 Comparing different crank lengths
12:30 Should everybody look into crank length?
13:06 Do different crank lengths use different muscles?
13:32 Are shorter cranks better?
14:09 Summary

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