Re[2]: crank length

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>What does a rider give up in going with a shorter crank arm? Stability?
>Anything? I’m interested in going a little faster on my 24", but not at the
>expense of control… Thoughts?

You give up leverage. You can’t stop as fast, accelerate as fast, or ride stuff
as steep or bumpy as you could with longer cranks. But unless you’re riding off
road (a lot), You should find the 5" much more efficient on a 24" wheel than 6".

John Foss http://www.calweb.com/~unifoss/

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