Shimano Saint Chainring

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 1124 grams MSRP : $319.99


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Product Description

  • Conceived for strength. Built to last
  • HollowtechII integrated crank-bottom bracket design
  • Ouboard bearings for maximum rigidity
  • 100% stiffer than Shimano XTR’s M960 crank
  • 240g lighter than 3-piece chrome-moly cranks
  • Steel-reinforced pedal eye


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by illnacord a Weekend Warrior from East Bay 92510

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2009

Strengths:    Function, Fashion, Brand Name, Build Quality, Japanese Engineered, matte black finish, external bottom bracket for Chris King upgrade.

Weaknesses:    Can easily strip if installed wrong. Follow instructions and you're okay!

Bottom Line:   
Ultimate setup. I run the first generation 800-2 (double chainring with bash guard) and removed the granny ring to run SS. Now have a Salsa non-ramped single speed specific 32T chainring mounted. For a big guy, can feel the stiffness and directness of the Saints versus Truvativ ISIS Stylo crankset like night and day. For their burly strength ratio, these are lightweight even though they are engineered for gravity downhill bombers and huckers. I run the Middleburn RS7's square taper on my other ride and between the two, it's a toss up. You can find the first generation online for quite inexpensive (sub-$200 complete including bash guard chainring and bottom bracket). 5/5.

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Favorite Trail:   Demo Forest Soquel, CA

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   ISIS, square taper

Bike Setup:   Bianchi SASS, metro tuned.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bWu a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2008

Strengths:    This is an amazing crank it feels so stiff and can take tons of abuse, Highly recommended it felt better then my friends race face diablous which is heavier.

Weaknesses:    The bolts for tightening the crank are a bit soft(easy to strip) and you need to purchase a special piece to tighten cranks

Bottom Line:   
Great crank bit overpriced but great feel and not extremely heavy ! Would of been 4 Chilis if MRSP was 250 or under but still a great craink

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Favorite Trail:   Lots

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Friend

Similar Products Used:   Race face diablous, Hussefelt, Ruktion

Bike Setup:   Stinky Dee-Lux, Boxxers, Strokers, ++ many goodies

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben DeSousa a Weekend Warrior from Huntington Beach

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2005

Strengths:    The outboard bearing design is absolutely amazing. There is a significant difference in stiffness, compared to even the isis BB design.

Weaknesses:    The small and middle chain rings have already stretched out. I have an amazing amount of chain suck occuring. The solution is to replace them. I have been riding the cranks for approx 12 months, w/ approx 500 miles of off road on them. I'm a big guy and I have been cranking on them pretty hard so I imagine that could be some factors.

Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome crank set. I wish the chain rings would have lasted at least 2-years. This crank set is amazingly strong and stiff. If I had to do it again I would probably get the XT crank set. They are lighter and stiff as I need a crank set to be. I was leaning toward the saint crank for the color (blackish) and a really heavyduty crank for my size. rider wt. 250lb. I think the XT would be just fine though. next time.

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Favorite Trail:   any trail on saddle back, OC

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Local shop does not matter

Similar Products Used:   Truvative husselfelt, with DH isis BB.

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler, xtr, older mavic 321 wheel set, 35 lbs. 98% of the time on XC trails, lots of climbing.

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Which one? Magura MT 7 Next or Shimano Saint M820

Not a weight weenie. Downhill and All-Mountain. Hates using anything but one-finger braking. I'd rather run smaller rotor with better brakes than a larger rotor with light-weight brakes. A brake that can do all riding on the planet please - MOAB to the BC Bike Race. * Magura MT 7 Next * Shimano Sa ... Read More »

Saint M820 - slow retracting piston?

I bought a single Saint caliper for the front of my XTR Trail brakes...to help tame a wagon wheeler's speeds. The front is paired w/ to a 203mm rotor. Anyway, seems w/ extended braking, when I release the lever, the inboard pistons are slow to retract and I get a howling. This howling will subside a ... Read More »

Saint vs. XTR shifter?

I currently have an old XTR (m952) 9 speed rear shifter. Decided to try a newer XTR M970 9 speed dual release shifter. Don't really like the double shift into higher gears, it also requires more effort to shift into low gear. Does the Saint (M810) do a double high gear shift? Thanks.Read More »

Saint M820 derailleur shadow plus lever

The lever came loose and when riding over rough terrain. Lever would just jump to off position. Tried opening it up to adjust but just don't know where to begin with. Anyone has a guide for it? Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkRead More »

New Saint?

I need a new set of Saint brakes for my bike. The group has seen the last major update in the 2013 model year, so I was wondering when the next big change will be. I'm deciding between buying now or in spring. Saint '14 are discounted right now, but I will mostly ride another bike over the winter, ... Read More »

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