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What is the Q-factor in cranks and what impact does it have?

I read Sheldon Browns explanation but don't really understand.

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It's the difference between the pedals. Lets say you turn your cranks so that both are at the bottom. You measure it then. I like a wider distance as it feels more natural.

 

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It's the difference between the pedals. Lets say you turn your cranks so that both are at the bottom. You measure it then. I like a wider distance as it feels more natural.

 

http://www.nytro.com/default/assets/Image/ufactor.jpg

I never knew that. you learn smin everyday. THX :D

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Thanks

 

I have been having a hassle with my lower back and hips and one of the guys i ride with told me to check Q factor.

 

On my mtb is much wider than my road bike and it's when i have ridden my mtb that i am having hassles.

Is there a way to get it narrower other than buying new cranks?

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See if you can move your cleats towards the outside of your shoes. This will bring your feet in. I'm the other way. I like the MTB and have the hassles with the road bike. I think you get shorter or longer axles for Eggbeaters to help with this problem aswell.

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Do you all really believe this hype just to sell bike parts???????

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What is the Q-factor in cranks and what impact does it have?

I read Sheldon Browns explanation but don't really understand.

Q-Factor affects those with a wide (__.__) and narrow (_._)

you ride with your feet further apart or closer together..

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