I learnt to ride my 36er a few years ago using 170 cranks then moved to 150s pretty quickly. After a while I tried 125s and felt unsafe (too fast and less control) so went to some 145s which is what I still use today. I’m considering trying 125s again, but am a bit wary since injuring my knees a few weeks ago.
So a question or two for the regular 36er riders here…
If you ride 10+ miles with 125 cranks or smaller what is your average speed and what is your top speed? (I know there will be variables in there)
Also, with cranks of 125 or less, do you truly feel in control and safe on the 36er?
Finally, any tips for an old scaredy cat who wants to go down to smaller cranks on his 36er? Or should I just stay at 145?
Thanks good 36er peeps!