Martin conducted a study using 60 racers of all skill levels. He would vary crank length in 15mm increments, both longer and shorter. His findings showed that there was no power difference from one length to another, but that oxygen uptake was always better with shorter cranks.
The violin school is also known for its bicycles: with 28 students and no free parking, it’s home to a healthy community of student bike commuters, as evidenced by the collection regularly locked up out front.
The best thing about my job is interacting with customers and figuring out what geometry/parts/setup is going to make them happiest.
In the quest to improve performance, cyclists often place an emphasis on improving the power-to-weight ratio (power: weight), which is measured by the amount of power (watts) one is able to generate per pound or kilogram of body weight.
You won’t find a $10,000 triathlon bike or a Pro Tour worthy speedster at Robert Hamlin Bicycles. But if you’re looking for a custom build that will have you cruising over gravel roads on bike expeditions, this might be your go-to bike shop.