Shimano FC M530 Crankset

4/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • HOLLOWTECH crank arm construction
  • OCTALINK BB mount
  • Hyperdrive compatible : Integrated design of the SG-X chainrings, SG-X front derailleur and HG chain provides a precise shifting action.
  • DUAL SIS compatible
  • FC-M530 : 44-32-22T, 48T-36T-26T
  • FC-M531 : 44T-32T-22T, 48T-36T-26T use with chaincase.
  • Color options : Black, silver

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Techride a Weekend Warrior from Abbotsford, BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2010

    Strengths:    The bottom bracket played a huge part in the functionality of the crankset. It's a tight fit on the spindle, but the bearings were smooth and never once whined at me. And trust me, they had reason to whine. The arms themselves are surprisingly stiff as well. The chainrings never left me with foul shifts and the overall quality is fantastic. I actually had fun installing these.

    Weaknesses:    The pedal threads stripped out on my drive-side crank on my 8th ride. They're definately the crankset's weak point.

    Bottom Line:   
    For the money this is a fantastic crank. I definately made a poor decision mounting it on my hardtail with my riding style though. An 8 foot drop under my 190 pound frame killed them. Shimano's quality control is top notch, and for a lighter rider looking to do moderate trail riding I'd recommend these in a heartbeat. I'll be going to another set of Saints or Hones next. Hope this helps!

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything Technical

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Truvativ blaze, hussefelt, holzfeller
    Shimano hone.

    Bike Setup:   Old kona stuff with brand new parts, built up light.

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