hey PinoyMTBiker peeps... I'm a novice mtbiker and I've noticed lately that whenever I do moderate turns or banking, my platform pedals often hits the ground causing me to jerk and sometimes almost fall off the bike. This also happens in rolling and single track trails. I'm beginning to wonder of my cranks are too long or it has something to do with my rig's geometry.
My bike's a giant trance 3 and cranks are raceface can anyone help? ;D
just to eliminate any questions about your geometry, measure your bottom bracket height and compare with the Giant website. It should be very close, but will vary slightly depending on the tires you use.
This is a very good question for performance ( speed around the turn) and safety (scraping your pedal on the ground and wiping out!).
I think you mean cranks arm length too long. Most common crankarm lengths in the Philippines for Mountain bikes are actually 175mm. So if your is 170 mm then its not the length.
The correct positioning of your crank arm in turns is pedal arm closer to the turn is always up (12:00), Outside pedal always down (6:00) w/ your weight pressed down on the outer pedal. The weighted outer pedal stabilizes the rear wheel by putting weight on the rear wheel for more grip. So going into turns specially from free-wheeling you can back pedal before you bank. It will make you look like pro and is safer.
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jojoy: kitakits tayo pag na kauwi na next year...
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anthrax76: hehe, kumusta brad? natuwa at nalungkot ako pumadkyak sa kalsada nung nov. 30.
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