Originally Posted by nathan
Yeah I think that's right. My 150s weren't long enough to do all the climbs. It is so amazing to me that he managed the whole first lap with no dismounts. I walked several long sections. I think he said he walked a little on the second lap.
The more I think about it, the more I think it would easier to race faster on that course with more like 160 or 165mm. I could've spent more time in high gear then too. As it was I was psyched I still had power the second lap to ride any of it in second gear!
I'm guessing that the clipless pedals are as much or more of an advantage on uphills than 165 vs 150 cranks.