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Simple question: torque or pedal force?

Simple question: torque or pedal force?

Postby Tisztul_A_Visztula » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Just a very simple question: in cycling which of the two measures is considered as a more common expression describing the force exerted by the legs?

Pedal force and torque (I assume it is crank torque and not hub torque) are proportional to each other (assuming that during the ride I dont replace the crank with another one of different length :lol: ), aren't they? So which is more popular to be used?
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Re: Simple question: torque or pedal force?

Postby old_man_biking » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:03 pm

Torque. Because it elemininates the effects of different crank lenghts.
But it's kind of an academic discussion because you usually won't use cranks on your bikes with heavily different lenghts.
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