Shimano Saint Crankset M800 Crankset

4.45/5 (51 Reviews)
MSRP : $170.99


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The Saint M-810 Cransket isShimanos first purpose built wide range mountain bike double crankset, it is builtToTake a beating whether your riding onThe North Shore orThe French AlpsThis crankset will keep spinning. Hollowtech II Design: Increased strength by over 200%. Wide Range Double Gearing:The dual chainring crank is a purpose built 36 x 22 wide range double crankset. Compatible withThe Saint / SLX Double front derailleur. Longer BB Adapter Cups: New longer bottom bracket cups improve durab


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by intensekid9 a Racer from st.albert,alberta,canada

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2009

Strengths:    stiffer than any other crank i've ridden, spider WAS nice and true, great for bmx racing

Weaknesses:    if spiders break you have one very expensive paper wieght (crashed mid pack in a race and two guy ran my bike over at full speed resulting in a bent spider....tried to bend it back and it snapped)

Bottom Line:   
great cranks, already got another set, love them, stiff, strong, look mean, if the spider isnt hit too hard you'll be good, buy em'

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Favorite Trail:   and where i can ride

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   go bike

Similar Products Used:   truvativ, supercross

Bike Setup:   2007 hyper assualt pro xxl, loaded with top race parts

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hora a Weekend Warrior from Mancland, England

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2008

Strengths:    I actually cant remember when I bought the Saints (I think 4 or 5years ago when they first came out?). I also dont think about them much. They are there and they do what they are supposed to with no problems. I've been through a fair few BB's though.

Weaknesses:    Severe heel rub on the driveside crank- possibly due to me running with my DX's totally screwed open though for maximum float

Bottom Line:   
Fitted them myself with no prior knowledge- a true fit and forget crankset for heavier riders (bar the BB's bearings of course)

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress V trail

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Err everything!

Bike Setup:   The Saints have been on everything I've owned.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Scrapps a Racer from Brooklyn

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2007

Strengths:    Strong and, wel hell, STRONG! I'm a big dude who beats the living crap out of my ride on NYC streets.

Weaknesses:    The plastic end cap. What a piece. I had to get an aftermarket metal one. Also, careful with the fastening bolts, torque them only to spec and nothing mo'

Bottom Line:   
A good crank for jumps and running over pigeons and rats.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Bike Setup:   Cona Cowan DS '07, Mavic 717 with Hope Pro hubs, R7 elite up front and Fox Float RP in the rear, BB7 disks.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Trace a Downhiller from Shoreline, WA

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2007

Strengths:    Strong

Weaknesses:    Non-drive fixing and pinch bolts.

Bottom Line:   
I've had these for about a year now, and since July they have developed a delightful habit of losing the left side crank arm. This is very inconvenient at, say, Whistler or halfway down CBC. I have tried many things, replacing the lost fixing bolt with the aluminum one and cranking down on the pinch bolts, loctite...now I see why they were such a bargain. Time to complete my Diabolus group, since the Evolve DHs on my Coiler are trouble-free and sturdy.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Race Face Evolve DH, Truvativ Hussefelt

Bike Setup:   Transition Dirtbag, 888

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pertti a Weekend Warrior from Finland

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2007

Strengths:    strong, stiff, simple, ... looks good too.

Weaknesses:    Had to tighten the BB a couple of times when new.

Bottom Line:   
Shimano knows how to make cranks. These just do what you expect tough cranks to do. Mine were installed at the LBS and they made sure the BB shell is square. When new, the BB tended to get a little loose. Apparently the ISCG adapter was partly to blame. Tightening was easy using the Shimano tools but reading the instructions is a must if you have not dealt with Hollowtech 2 before.

Great crank if you are heavy and/or ride hard. Overkill if not.

They are not exactly cheap but that varies depending on where you buy. My value rating reflects Chainreaction's pricing.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   LX Hollowtech 2 comes closest

Bike Setup:   AS-X, 34T Saint, E.13 SRS, ...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dan a Weekend Warrior from rugby

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2007

Strengths:    big burly super stif and not to heavy fair price and just keep on going

Weaknesses:    errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr i dont think there are any

Bottom Line:   
great cranks for any think good for free ride and for dirtjumping good value for money product its a put on and forget crank and thats about it

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   chain reaction cycles

Similar Products Used:   shimano deore ( not that its similar at all ) made of chees

Bike Setup:   azonic evo 2 frame, magura phoan fork, hope mono m4 203mm floting saw disks, titec dh bar and stem, saint cranks single 32tooth, dmr chain guid, ex721 rims laced to deore hubs, deore rear meck

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Jones a Downhiller from canada

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2007

Strengths:    Its way lighter then my old crank. makes my bike look nice with my e.thirteen stuff, no problems at all cause its set up right. i dont have to wory about them falling off like i did with tru vativ, once a tru vativ crank falls of, it will alwayse fall off. truvaiv sucks.

Weaknesses:    none at all

Bottom Line:   
so far its my favorite.

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Favorite Trail:   c.o.p.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   work

Similar Products Used:   tru vativ

Bike Setup:   norco 6, 66vf, codes, dhx5.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Weekend Warrior from Brooklyn, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: July 20, 2007

Strengths:    STRONG. Period oh, and they take the standard 4-104 BCD so there are a lot of ring options.

Weaknesses:    Weakness? Nah

Bottom Line:   
Strong and reliable. Replacement bearings are relatively cheap. Love 'em

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $190.00

Similar Products Used:   Many

Bike Setup:   KONA COWAN DS, FULL CUSTOM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kyle a Racer from Utard, UT, USA

Date Reviewed: July 16, 2007

Strengths:    Stiff, strong and looks oh so good.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is one of the best products Shimano has ever come out with. Nothing bad about it. Strong and Stiff.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   XT, Bontrager, Truvativ, Cannondale

Bike Setup:   Giant Trance w/ full saint, Fox 36

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Brad from Bellingham, WA

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2007

Strengths:    Strong, they haven't bent yet
Smooth bb interface and bearings
Light for what they are


Weaknesses:    They fall off mid-ride

Bottom Line:   
These cranks have been great for the past year, until they fell off. I like them better than my Diabolus cranks because you can tighten them "just enough".

They fell off mid ride last week. They were installed with a torque wrench according to spec. Turns out that the side cap bolt stripped out and the two pinch bolts proved worthless.

I sent them back to Shimano. While waiting for them to be fixed, my riding bro had the same thing happen to him, mid ride. Now his come loose all the time, like every other ride.

Shimano sent me a brand new pair of cranks in about 3 weeks, but they didn't come with the cap bolt. I'm wondering if they are thinking that I can come up with something better. Who knows?

Overall, these are quite good, but I can't ride cranks that fall off. I guess I'll try the loctite technique and hope for the best. Seems like for a crank designed around hucking and dh they wouldn't fall off.

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Favorite Trail:   not really

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   RaceFace Diabolus (awesome)

Bike Setup:   lots

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Adelaide, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2006

Strengths:    Phat. Black.

Weaknesses:    They alloy arms seems to accumilate rock gouges more easily than I might have expected.

Bottom Line:   
Simply the phattest, blackest cranks on the market. I just kept staring at them on ebay until I couldn't stand it any longer. Then they became the justification for building-up a Bullit, which I must say has turned out brilliantly. 50% heavier than XTR, but they're 'freeride', right? Can't wait to see what marketing gimmickry Shimano's billion dollar R&D expenditure delivers next.

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Favorite Trail:   The Chambers Gully/ Wine Shanty Track/ Horsenell Gully Loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   XTR M-960, others

Bike Setup:   Bullit, 01 Monsters, XT/XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Essex, UK

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2006

Strengths:    Stiff, stiff, stiff and super strong! Also look pretty smart and bearings are really smooth

Weaknesses:    None as yet

Bottom Line:   
Awesome cranks, super stiff - you can really get the power to the ground with these (not that you'll notice if your riding a full susser!)
Despite what people say these are not heavy, they may look it, but they are not - 1114g including BB.
Highly recommended

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Wades Cycles (Price in GBP)

Similar Products Used:   Truvatix Firex Team, Shimano Square taper things

Bike Setup:   Banshee Scirocco - Freeride/Trail build

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from toronto

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2006

Strengths:    these cranks are bulletproof, absolutely no flex, i would never buy another type, saints for life

Weaknesses:    cant think of any, theyve been great so far, and all the people i know love them too

Bottom Line:   
great parts, you can get them at excellent prices on ebay, they will last forever. if youre just learning to bike buy them, they will never break no matter how hack you are

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Similar Products Used:   raceface, truvativ, e 13

Bike Setup:   norco 416, recon fork, mag 30 rims, avid 5 mech, krads, capital pivotal seat.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave from Vancouver, BC

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2006

Strengths:    Looks great, stiff, very easy installation and maintenance.

Bottom Line:   
Another great product from Shimano. The Saint cranks are easy to install (and with proper torque on the pinch bolts, the left-side crank will not fall off), and they look fantastic.

Apparently, early versions of the external bearing BB didn't last, but after a year of hard riding, including plenty of rainy days, my BB bearings are still smooth. However, my LBS informed me that improperly prepped frames can lead to accelerated wear on the bearings.

The cranks are about 1/2 lb heavier than an XC set-up, as expected they are super stiff but they're probably overbuilt for anything but the most extreme kind of riding (or really heavy riders).

The plastic bashguard is light and durable, it is also more forgiving than an aluminum one.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Iva Maggot a Downhiller from Rugely UK

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2006

Strengths:    Stronger than an a mule, sick n filthy looks, fat axle that'll never snap, choice of rings

Weaknesses:    Paint wears off quicker than I shoot. A bit pricey.

Bottom Line:   
These cranks are waisted if yo ay got big plums cuz you'll never damage the **stards apart from that shabby **ss poor paint. I've had mine a while and they dow creak and I've took a spanner to me woman more times than me saints, for real! Like said, if yam a poser snap em up they look sick and if yam a big mutha hucka then they're made for ya. See ya ova da cop !!

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Favorite Trail:   Deep bumhole

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $149.00

Purchased At:   Leways

Similar Products Used:   FSA power pro(total waz) shimano hone(awesome and light)

Bike Setup:   Kona stinky(weighs a funkin ton) fairly standard

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