caad12 gearing options

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07stuntin6r
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by 07stuntin6r

scfc151 wrote:thanks for the replies. im keen to try a 165mm crank length. just dont wana spend a load of cash committing to it if its wrong. off to the lbs for a fit maybe
I'm in the same boat

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07stuntin6r
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by 07stuntin6r

But I mean going from 172.5 to 165 is only 0.29 of an inch. How drastic could that honestly be unless you are taking in account the reduced length for when cornering etc.
07stuntin6r wrote:
scfc151 wrote:thanks for the replies. im keen to try a 165mm crank length. just dont wana spend a load of cash committing to it if its wrong. off to the lbs for a fit maybe
I'm in the same boat

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scfc151
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by scfc151

i suspect it will be a big difference to be honest

im basing that on how different the bike feels if i just adjust the saddle post by a couple of mm

mattr
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by mattr

To be blunt, 172.5 to 165 is massive, from a knee joint perspective.
My climbing is better as well, as i have no restrictions to motion at tdc. Even when grinding out in my smallest gear (Which is the only place it would make any appreciable difference)

I've even gone 175 > 165 on my mtb

scfc151
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by scfc151

how tall are you mattr

mattr
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by mattr

5'9"/175cm With a 32"/81cm inside leg

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