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.

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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.