Crank length help

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Crank length help

Postby chriskurton » 5 Aug 2018, 10:17am

Owing to ongoing knee problems I am after some advice regarding crank length
I am not tall 5'2" and have low gears . I also have a small bike, however the cranks are 170mm.

Currently I ride with XT Deore front - 40 -30 -22 and rear 42-11, 11 speeds.

I believe that I should be riding a 160mm crank length.

Has any one any advice as to how I could replicate this with a 160mm crank and if so where can I get this. Ideally I would not want to change the mechs both XT currently (expensive), although I am happy to go down from 11 speeds, but keeping the same bottom, stump-puller gear.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

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Re: Crank length help

Postby pwa » 5 Aug 2018, 10:29am

Talk to Spa Cycles. ... chainrings

Oh, just realised you want 11 speed. Anyone know if this will work with 11 speed?

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Re: Crank length help

Postby crazydave789 » 8 Aug 2018, 9:45pm

this fits the size, cheap enough to try it. ... crank.TRS0

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Re: Crank length help

Postby LollyKat » 9 Aug 2018, 10:55am

The OP should also buy a suitable bottom bracket at the same time; even if the current cranks are square taper like the recommended shorter ones, the alignment may well be out because they are different brands. The Suntour cranks + bottom bracket are only £35 which seems well worth a punt. They will also need a BB tool and an 8mm Allen key - friends or community bike workshops can help.