Short Cranks

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 racers.

Toe/Wheel overlap (Heel/Wheel overlap on SWB recumbents)


Short legs or different leg lengths.
When emailing me about cranks, please put either Crank, Cranks or Crankset in your subject line.

All potential crank customers, PLEASE READ THIS
Crank Length for Children
International Sales and Shipping
Limited Range of Motion?
Knee or Hip problems?
Tandems
Incompatible cadence? Short or child stoker?
Recumbents?
(Under Construction, just ask)
Short Cranks for Triathletes?
(Under Construction, just ask)
Small Statured Adult?
(Under Construction, just ask)
Will Short Cranks Make YOU Faster?
(Under Construction, just ask)

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
Apex Road 154mm Left arm has ISIS spindle interface.
One Key Release crank bolt included.

24mm I.D. drive side bearing, 22mm on the left.

These are the cranks SRAM had me shorten for their sponsored triathletes.

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FSA Gossamer 10 Speed -
  Includes MegaExo External Bearing BB - 153.5 mm Only
FSA Gossamer Compact Double
$239 - Road 39-53
Compact Double 34-50 or Cyclocross 36-46

$249  30-39-50 Triple

Splined left arm uses 2 pinch bolts.

24mm I.D. bearings both sides.
(Not interchangable with Shimano)

Superior finish on arms.


Frequently Asked Questions
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Ordering, Payment, Shipping
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Andel Triple Crankarms
Length - 90mm to 153mm
110/74mm BCD
Shown w/Dimension Chainrings
SRAM S600s
85mm to 153mm
Several Chainring Options Available.
$109 to $399
Other Cranks Available
135-145mm Sinz Square Taper
Single Ring or Compact Doubles

Short Cranks for Fat Bikes!
Dimension 24/36 ISIS MTB Cranks
120 to 153mm.
ISIS BBs available in FatBike lengths

154mm FSA Comet External Bearing
MTB triples 22-32-44

Single or Compact Double Cranksets
135mm to  155mm
Shown: FSA Chainrings on Origin8 110 BCD Arms
Crank Shortening
It may be possible to shorten
your existing crankarms

NEW!
FSA Tempo 160mm Triples
$79 w/ Alloy 50t & Steel 39 & 30t Rings
Sq. Taper -  9 Speed - Alloy rings avail.

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