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Gnarbar
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Thinking of running 165mm to avoid rock bashes but I do ride it for some AM stuff - approx 10--20 % of all riding.

My climbing style is sit for a while and pedal, get tired, then up off the seat, work up a sweat then push the rest of the way :p

Worth running 165mm, or 170 ? I'm thinking 165 based on that info.

Thoughts much appreciated.
 

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I initially tried 175mm. Pedal strikes everywhere. Then I tried 165mm on mine. Much better and easier to pedal out of turns, etc. But I couldn't climb with it. So went back to 175mm, and learn to live with pedal strikes, and be careful around rock gardens.

I do have a full DH bike, so I tend to use my SS mainly for AM. If I were to use it for primarily for DH, I would definitely go with 165mm. I guess you got to figure out what is important to you. Because it is not good for everything.
 

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I ran 165mm cranks on my small SS I had it set up with a dual ring e-13 guide and a single ring guide depending on what i was using it for. I liked the 165 no problem with hitting pedals. Never rode more than a 20 mile ride so for long rides you may want 170mm cranks for more AM riding.
 

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Gnarbar
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Thanks peeps, I think for the amount of AM riding I do 165mm will be fine. It's a fair trade off for the benefits.
 
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