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What is the best way to determine the correct crank length for my height and more specifically my leg length?

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i believe it also depends on the bike/frame type. For example on fixed-gear bikes used for commuting you would use shorter cranks then on free wheel, to avoid hitting road/curbs etc when taking corners –  kristof Sep 3 '10 at 14:28

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This is probably going to depend on a bit more than just your height or leg length (though I'm sure a rough idea can be gleaned). Your specific bike (geometry) and riding position will also affect crank length a bit.

Here are a few good links on the subject that go beyond my knowledge on the issue.

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Also riding terrain and riding style. Shorter cranks let you pedal over rougher terrain and through tighter corners. –  freiheit Sep 3 '10 at 17:53

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