Shimano FC-M601-2 Crankset

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Steel BB axle
  • Steel pedal bushing
  • Axle Length: Chain Line50

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Skee from Bukowina, Romania

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2008

Strengths:    Light crank, easy to install and maintain. The Hollowtech 2 System seems to be pretty strong, unlike the Howitzer one from Truvativ.

Weaknesses:    I myself don't like the fact that it comes with 32 teeth ring, I had to replace it with a 36T ring.

Bottom Line:   
If you don't have $ for Saint, you can go with this one :)

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Favorite Trail:   Local DJs

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   XBikers

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Hussefelt Howitzer - disappointed.

Bike Setup:   Diamondback DB8 DBR w/ Marzocchi Drop Off I 130 ETA, Avid BB7, Formula Hubs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by calen a Downhiller from Nor Cal

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2006

Strengths:    light, strong, low-key but sharp looks, general shimano quality, steel pedal inserts

Weaknesses:    spindle end cap is plastic - they can strip out

Bottom Line:   
I rocked these cranks ALL SUMMER AT WHISTLER and they are solid. i weigh 150 lbs with gear, but my friend also pounded these at whistler all summer and he's 220 with gear and his are still flawless, except for a few scratches. unless you are Josh Bender you are never going to actually need all the strength a crank like saint or holzfeller provides - those make better boat anchors. why not lighten up a bit? trust me, some cornering drills will improve your game way more than some stiff-ass DH crank! these cranks are reasonably priced and perfect for the weight-conscious downhill racer or freerider. 'nuff said.

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Favorite Trail:   dirt merch to A-line, fatcrobat, clown shoes

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   steed cycles

Similar Products Used:   FSA v-drive extr, old XTR, hussefelt

Bike Setup:   santa cruz vp-free, shiver fork, 40t front ring, 43 lbs

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