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Friday, September 24, 2010

Crank Arm Length and Efficiency

I recently came upon this wonderfully wonky blog that focuses more on competitive cycling and how to record rides for posterity... but it also has a lot of useful information for any cyclist. This topic on crank arm length and efficiency is particularly interesting. One important note is to remember that efficiency and speed do not necessarily correspond. So when the study says 1:60 RPM is the most efficient cadence, that does not mean it is the fastest.