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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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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