Are 145mm Cranks The Future? | Testing Crank Lengths With Neko Mulally

Published on September 24th 2023


In the bike industry, bar width has always been seen as a major player in how your bike feels and handles. But why have so many mountain bikers been ignoring crank arm length for all these years? Rich Payne and Anna Cipullo set out to find if crank length makes a difference to their riding with help from @NekoMulally, @SethsBikeHacks, @BIKINGWITHBOBO, @shellpageau and @5DEV. In association with 5Dev Components: ⏱️ Timestamps ⏱️ 00:00 - Intro 01:11 - The Crotch-O-Meter 03:59 - Testing on 170mm cranks 05:50 - Testing on shorter cranks 07:26 - Summary 09:12 - Neko Mulally's Bike 10:32 - Testing even shorter cranks 13:33 - Summary Useful Links: Watch The UCI MTB World Series Elite Racing On GCN+ πŸ‘‰ NEW GMBN XC Kit! πŸ‘‰ Submit your Photo and Video to us πŸ‘‰ Racing Highlights & More On GMBN Racing πŸ‘‰ Watch #shorts on GMBN πŸ‘‰ Sign-up to our newsletter πŸ‘‰ Is shorter even crank length something the bike industry should consider when speccing out different sizes on their bikes? Let us know what you think! πŸ‘‡ Watch more on GMBN Tech... πŸ“Ή This Prototype DH Bike Has An Automatic Gearbox! πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist πŸ‘‰ πŸ“Ή Watch our weekly show πŸ‘‰ 🎡 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound 🎡 RNA (Heyson Remix) (Instrumental Version) - Katori Walker Building Character - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Endless Longing - Brendon Moeller High Energy Bad Attitude - Bonkers Beat Club luv - bomull Other Spaces - DJ Eely Pretty Carolina (Instrumental Version) - Jontha Links Show Me How Good It Can Get - Sarah, the Illstrumentalist Smoky Smokey - John Runefelt #gmbntech #gmbn #mtb #mountainbiking The Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN) is the world’s largest and fastest-growing online mountain bike channel and community – and your destination for the best mountain bike content in the world. GMBN is dedicated to inspiring and unlocking your riding potential. Our videos cater to fans of every mountain bike discipline: from mile-munching cross-country (XC) riders, through adrenaline-fuelled dirt jumpers, gravity-hungry downhillers or aspiring enduro racers, and beyond. Every day of every month, our ex-pro presenting team are on hand to entertain and inspire you while also providing a uniquely qualified insight into the world of mountain biking. Every week we deliver original daily videos that include: Adventurous and entertaining features Mountain bike skills coaching Technical advice and guidance Mechanical know-how to keep you rolling A place for the riding community with our weekly Dirt Shed Show Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon Bikes: Nukeproof Bikes: Orbea Bikes: Park Tool: Smith Helmets & Eyewear: Crankbrothers Pedals: Shimano Footwear: Ergon: Vittoria Tires: FSA: Spank: Topeak: Garmin: Peaty's Products: Wahoo: Worx Power Tools: CamelBak: Watch our sister channels: Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Racing - Electric Mountain Bike Network - Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training -