Short crank makes my riding style change, should I change back?

170, 79.5.

Performance dropped initially - particularly longer, harder efforts as I mentioned before, after the 4 months its returned to the same, possibly improved a little - but I’ve also been training consistently. I wouldn’t expect a performance gain from the change though.

What I have gained is a lot of functionality - being able to hold a lower position for longer, a more fluid pedal stroke as well as fewer knee, ITB and foot issues.


Don’t forget you’ve also moved your foot back 5mm and you might want to account for that too at the seat or the cleats.

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yep, moved back by 3mm during the fitting. I will see hows feels.