Shimano Saint Hollowtech II FC-M800-2 Crankset

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $340.00

Product Description

  • HOLLOWTECH II Crankset design
  • Reinforced Pedal/Crankarm Interface
  • BB shell width:68/73mm
  • DUAL SIS compatible
  • Double 32-22T w/Bush Guard

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Instigator a Weekend Warrior from Illinois

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, solid, pedals really well

Weaknesses:    pinch bolt design.... who decided to put threads into aluminum? I avoided this scenario by running a stainless steel helicoil into it after the holes deformed despite being properly torqued.

Bottom Line:   
The propblem i had with these cranks was just simply some pretty odd engineering. I work in the auto industry so I've seen what happens when aluminum becomes a load bearing surface.... it just doesn't work. It all started with a 7 stair at a church that quite literally blew the pinch bolts out of their holes. I helicoiled the hole with a stainless steel option and instantly the connection was once again solid. I'd suggested this to anyone with any kind of aluminum pinch bolts; Helicoils increase strength of the threads.... any thread insert will not just helicoil. As for a value I'd say for $150 I got them at a steal, I couldn't imagine paying MSRP on these. If your a bigger guy I wouldn't recomend these due to just overall engineering flaws (I'm 300 and they just couldn't take the abuse), look into race face instead... if you are a bigger person. If your a smaller person who tends to not destroy parts a few weeks after you get them, this is right up your alley as are many other shimano products.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA

Similar Products Used:   Honestly they felt just like every other shimano product I've used, just heavier.

Bike Setup:   Instigator frame, z1 fork, rhyno rims, diabolus cranks

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nolds a Weekend Warrior from Pgh, PA

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2008

Strengths:    Super strong, takes whatever beating you can dish out
The finish on the crank arms is very durable, not many scratches, dings or dents. Really beefy looking

Weaknesses:    Really heavy

Bottom Line:   
If toy need a crank that will last forever, give these a try. If you're counting grams look eleswhere

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Favorite Trail:   Bavington

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   XT, XTR

Bike Setup:   Intense uzzi sl, xt,saint,ringle hubs,marzocchi,azonic bars

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