Crank Length - Crank It Up!
Connecting the pedals to the chain rings (to make the bike go!), cranks are one of the most overlooked components on a bike. They are usually a similar size across most bikes, despite the huge difference in leg lengths of cyclists. A 5ft and a 6ft cyclist should not be using the same cranks! Longer cranks give more torque on the chain, enabling more peak force. Shorter cranks reduce the circumference of the pedal stroke, enabling more consistent power. Crank width can vary si