Does Crank Length Matter? GCN Does Science

Published on January 15th 2016


In association with SRAM. Can you improve or change your performance by changing your crank length? Subscribe to GCN: Get exclusive GCN gear you see in this in the NEW GCN store! Many cyclists (including us) just stick with the same crank length. But, can you improve your performance by switching your cranks for a different length? In this video, we put that to the test with 162.5mm, 172.5mm (Si's standard crank length) and 177.5mm. Thanks to the our friends at University of Bath for helping us out! Check out more great videos on GCN... Does saddle height matter? Finding the optimum cadence: Buy GCN winter kit, casual wear and accessories in the GCN Shop: Buy GCN Santini kit - USA: Rest of World: Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele / Music: Glass Caves - Out Of Control Deep Street Soul - Movin