More and more riders are discovering the advantages of using shorter crank arms, especially on recumbents and triathlon bikes. However they have been stymied by the lack of reasonably priced, short cranks, capable of accepting small 3rd chainrings.
Of course shorter riders, on upright bicycles, can also benefit from short cranks. As well as anyone with a leg length discrepancy or range of motion limitations
| Knee pain
Triathletes wanting a more aerodynamic riding position
Range of motion problems.
Can't spin long cranks efficiently?
Tandem stoker isn't comfortable spining as fast as captain.
Short cranks make some people faster. Could you be one of them?
| Smaller fairings for HPV
Toe/Wheel overlap (Heel/Wheel overlap on SWB recumbents)
Short legs or different leg lengths.
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Length for Children
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Range of Motion?
Knee or Hip problems?
Incompatible cadence? Short or child stoker?
|Leg Length, Crank Length and Power
Are your long cranks slowing you down?
(Under Construction, just ask)
|Triathletes account for
1/3 of our short crank sales
But there are so many reasons triathletes would benefit from short cranks that I'm still trying to figure out how to organize them into a web page. Please call or email.
Shortened 10 Speed 2 Piece External Bearing Cranksets
SRAM Apex 10 Speed
Road 39-53 rings - 147.5mm to 158mm length Or
Compact Double 34-50 rings - 137.5mm to 158mm length Or
CycloCross 36-46 rings - 137.5mm to 158mm length
$219 Includes GXP External Bearing BB
FSA Gossamer 10 Speed - 30-39-50 Triple
Includes MegaExo External Bearing BB - 151 mm Only
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Andel Triple Crankarms
Length - 90mm to 153mm
Shown w/Dimension Chainrings
85mm to 153mm
Several Chainring Options Available.
$109 to $379
135-145mm Sinz Square Taper
Single Ring or Compact Doubles
Short Cranks for Fat Bikes!
Andel 24/36 ISIS MTB Cranks
FSA Alpha Drive
22/36/guard or 22/32/44, ISIS or Square Taper
ISIS BBs are available in FatBike lengths
Track cranks SRAM Omnium & All City 612
153mm FSA Vero Double and Triple Cranksets
| Crank Shortening
It may be possible to shorten
your existing crankarms
FSA Tempo 160mm Triples
$79 w/ Alloy 50t & Steel 39 & 30t Rings
Sq. Taper - 9 Speed - Alloy rings avail.