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.
I am able to shorten cranks again.
But Iím a slow, arthritic typist, with many demands on my time. So I donít want to ask questions and have to ask more questions based on the answers. And have to ask more questions based on those answers etc. etc. etc., in order to determine what you need. And often more difficult, determine what will work on your bike.
So before contacting me about short cranks, please read www.bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/crank-questions.html Answer any questions and follow any links that apply to your situation.
Over the last 18 years I have helped about 2,000 people, with an amazing variety of reasons for needing short cranks. Whatever your problem, I've probably solved it for someone already. If not, I love a challenge.
New Contact Info: For short crank questions or orders please use firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com is still the correct email for Cotter Presses, Cotters and Fixed Cup Tools.Not every email gets through to it's intended recipient. If you do not receive a response within 2 days, assume we did not get your email. Or you did not get my response. Please re-send it or phone me @ 612-710-9593.
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of Motion? |
Knee or Hip problems?
Incompatible cadence? Short or child stoker?
Length, Crank Length and Power |
Are your long cranks slowing you down?
(Under Construction, just ask)
|Triathletes account for 1/4 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 10/11 Speed 2 Piece External Bearing Cranksets
SRAM Apex 10/11 Speed
Compact Double 34-50 rings - 137.5mm to 153.5mm length
$209 Includes GXP External Bearing BB
|SRAM GX1000 10/11 Speed |
MTB Crankset - 150mm to 153.5mm length
Supplied with 22/36/Bashguard or 24/36/Bashguard
But many Single, Double and Triple configurations are possible.
SRAM GXP 24/22mm integrated BB spindle.
No Web page yet, coming soon. Any questions, just ask.
Fat bike version coming in Fall 2022, w/32t single ring.
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Andel Triple Crankarms
Length - 90mm to 153mm
Shown w/Dimension Chainrings
SRAM S600 MTB cranks
85mm to 153mm
Several Chainring Options Available.
$119 to $379
All City 612 Track Cranks
135 to 148.5 mm
46t 1/8" Chainring, 144mm BCD
150-153mm FSA Vero
Double & Triple Cranksets
It may be possible to shorten your
existing crankarms, but few can
be safely shortened. What do you have?
FSA Tempo Adventure - $139
10/11 speed - 46/30 Chainrings
For Road, Gravel or Touring
Short Cranks for Fat Bikes! Andel 24/36 ISIS MTB Cranks
Single ring options available - ISIS BBs are available in FatBike lengths
No web page yet, contact us for details