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Old 2005-12-08, 11:30 PM   #1
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Exclamation Crank Legth questions for Coker

I've never had a Coker unicycle before and am planning on buying one soon. I was wondering how you decide what Crank Length is the right one. I am
5' 11" and have long legs would the 150 length be better for me than the 125?
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Old 2005-12-09, 12:09 AM   #2
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Old 2005-12-09, 01:09 AM   #3
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I'm 5'10" and I was debating using 150's for a while when I was piecing together my custom coker, and finally I apted for some alloy 125's. So far I can ride up almost any hill I encounter, the only downside I found with using 125's is when doing Muni, and going down loong steep decents - I get very tired from putting resistance on the wheel and keeping it from wobbling. But then again, with 150's, you would have a much tougher time on the flat, straight-aways, whereas with the 125 cranks, you can really crank out the speed on the flats! It's kind of a give-or-take situation.

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Old 2005-12-09, 01:32 AM   #4
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Its usually a good idea to start with 150s and decide where to go from there. If you've never ridden a coker before, 125s would be a challenging proposition.

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I've never had a Coker unicycle before and am planning on buying one soon. I was wondering how you decide what Crank Length is the right one. I am
5' 11" and have long legs would the 150 length be better for me than the 125?
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Old 2005-12-09, 08:46 AM   #5
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I started Cokering with 150 mm and went on to 127 which are enjoyable but makes the wheel harder to master. Just for fun I recently put on a pair of 170 mm cranks and boy was this beast easy to handle! So my answer to you would be start with 150 mm or longer.
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Old 2005-12-09, 11:40 AM   #6
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It's depend if you live in a montainous or a flat area. I think it's a good idea to change crank when you change district (125 --> 150).

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