road crank length vs mtb crank length

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Redliner, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Redliner

    Redliner New Member

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    Why is the mtb's crank length generally longer than an equal size road crank? Is there some sort of advantage? Thanks.
     
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  2. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    For me its 170mm Road, TT, MTB.

    I did try 175mm once on a MTB and caught the train home. :eek:
     
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