Does Size Matter? | How Crank Length Affects Performance On The Bike?

Published on April 17th 2021


Short vs long cranks? The debate has raged for years, but what actually are the advantages of going long, or short? In this video Alex and Conor go to the extreme ends of the crank length spectrum to see how they differ and why you might chose longer or shorter cranks for your riding. Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Subscribe: The GCN Shop: #Cycling #GCN #GCNTech #RoadBike Do you prefer long or short cranks? Let us know in the comments 👇 If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN Tech... 📹 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_You Shine on Me - par.wav ES_Troublemaker - Chris Shards.wav ES_Turn the Dancefloor Into a Moshpit (Instrumental Version) - Def Lev.wav ES_Shadows in My Face (Instrumental Version) - Aiyo.wav ES_Rollerblade - Arc De Soleil.wav ES_Riot (Instrumental Version) - Blood Red Sun.wav ES_Riot - Blood Red Sun.wav ES_Murder in the Dark (Sting) - Jon Bjork.wav ES_Marauder - Tigerblood Jewel.wav ES_Crescendo Ramp 2 - SFX Producer.wav Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech is the only channel you need for all things bike tech – past, present and future. Simply put, we’re obsessed with tech: we seek out and showcase the best in bikes, components, tech, accessories, upgrades and more from races and events, tech shows and product launches across the globe to bring you the best in road bike technology. We’ve also got great maintenance videos to help you get the most from your bike; pro-bike tours from all the biggest races; special features and the weekly GCN Tech Show. We also take a deeper look into the future of cycling, apps, smart tech and virtual riding. Join us on the channel and the GCN App to submit your content, vote on the latest tech and keep abreast of exciting new trends. GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Zwift: