Re: [CR] Old Age vrs Crank Lengths - Range of motion issues


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Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 14:14:41 -0600
From: John Wood <braxton72@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Old Age vrs Crank Lengths - Range of motion issues


On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 1:41 PM, verktyg <verktyg@aol.com> wrote:
> I think that starting off with lower gears, lowering your seat and using
> pedals that allow your feet to move around are far more important than crank
> arm length.
>

Good advice. Lower saddle, lower gears, and lots of float are no doubt important, but I also know that switching to shorter cranks made a very noticeable improvement for me. It was the final piece of the puzzle, and for me, seemed to have the greatest effect.

John -- John Wood Open Road Bicycles Missoula, Montana, USA