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Going from 175mm, which is standard to 180mm length has its obvious advantages, ie more leverage on the crank resulting in more torque through the drive train per unit of force put on the pedal.

Does the 5mm difference make that much practical difference that can be noted?

What are the disadvantages....you feet have to make slightly larger circles???
 

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You might want to do a thread search for this topic... The "crank length" horse is dead. Don't beat it. ;-)

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robertsonja said:
Going from 175mm, which is standard to 180mm length has its obvious advantages, ie more leverage on the crank resulting in more torque through the drive train per unit of force put on the pedal.

Does the 5mm difference make that much practical difference that can be noted?

What are the disadvantages....you feet have to make slightly larger circles???
 
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