Shimano Shimano SLX M665 Crankset

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $139.49


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Product Description

Shimano SLX M665 Crankset 36-22-bash W/BB


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gtsonoma a Weekend Warrior from Baltimore MD

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2012

Strengths:    Smooth, rugged and dependable

Weaknesses:    Seems heavy but that is not a priority for me.

Bottom Line:   
This bottom bracket has yet to let me down.

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Favorite Trail:   Patapsco State Park

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $140.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Isoflo, Shimano Deore LX


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Allrotor13b a All Mountain Rider from La Mesa, CA

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2012

Strengths:    Stiffness
Bashguard strength
Looks tough
Gear ratios
Shimano durability
Price


Weaknesses:    Shimano bottom brackets are not that great if you are a gravity rider

Bottom Line:   
These cranks are so stiff it feels like you are pedaling an oak tree. i have smashed them into rocks and brick retaining walls with little effect. They look super tough in flat black/anthracite/brushed silver and are a deal for a gravity sled on a budget. Just do not expect the bottom bracket to last very long if you like leaving the ground.

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Favorite Trail:   The one i am riding

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT, Shimano Saint

Bike Setup:   TREK 3900 HT:
SLX cranks
TruVativ shiftguide
XT front/rear derailleurs
XT shifters
XT brakes
Saint cassette
XT chain
Mavic DeeTraks wheels
Kenda Nevegal 2.35/Small Block 8 2.1
Bontrager cockpit
Marz MX PRO 100mm
Hope bottom bracket

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dagair002 a All Mountain Rider from Akron, OH USA

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2012

Strengths:    Stiff! Great finish, replaceable pedal threads, smooth shifting

Weaknesses:    Bottom bracket should be heavier duty for the use of this crank, but I have yet to bust up my stock one!

Bottom Line:   
Awesome crankset! I wish the bottom bracket was a little bit heavier duty, because I feel that I may blow out the bearings with my all mountain and light freeride style riding. But... in 2 years, I have not done that, so maybe it really is tough and the extremely light weight of it is just misleading to me. Anyways, great crankset when it's on sale!

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Favorite Trail:   "Big Mo" Mohican Wilderness

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   chainreactioncycles.

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ Fire-X

Bike Setup:   2011 Diamondback Mission 2, X-Fusion Vengeance HLR 170mm fork, Fox RP23 shock, Avid Elixir R 203mm rotors front and back, easton havoc wheels, schwalbe fat albert 26x2.4 tires, sram x9 drivetrain, shimano slx crankset, blackspire chain guide

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gschacht a Weekend Warrior from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2011

Strengths:    Low price, strong, bash guard, shifts smoothly, looks

Weaknesses:    a bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
Nothing can touch it for the price - assuming you find it on sale. Works well with the chainline of this bike. Very smooth shifting with the accompanying Shimano derailleur (FD M665 SLX). No chain drops and easy to set up. I wanted the bash guard for protecting my shins if I crash rather than log jumping and it works fine. I ride in wet and mud (Oregon) and use this setup with a Chris King bottom bracket as I can grease the bottom bracket with "waterproof" grease at the beginning of the season and it gets me through the wet and mud just fine. No creaks or noises of any kind. It takes a few rides to adjust to the 22/36 gearing, but I do not miss the XT 22/32/44 crankset at all - this is simple - 22 for hills, 36 for everything else.

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Favorite Trail:   Forest Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $131.00

Purchased At:   Bluesky Cycling

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   2011 Mission 2, Haven UST and (819/XT winter wheels), XT brakes and shifters, Fox Float 150 RLC 15mm fork, Michlin Tubless Mud/winter and Continental Mountain King UST/Summer

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Shimano SLX M665 Crankset w/ Bash Guard 8/9 Speed $109.98

Includes bottom bracket. A friend of mine got one of these a while back when competitive cycle had them for around the same price and he has been happy with it. [url=http://www.blueskycycling.com/product5625_83_-Shimano-SLX-M665-Crankset-w--Bash-Guard-8-9-Speed.htm]BlueSkyCycling.com - Shimano ... Read More »

Shimano M665 SLX 2x9 crankset - can I run it with a 32t middle and 44 outer?

What I think is probably a stupid question here. I have a Shimano SLX M665 crankset. Stock with bash guard, 36t midde, 22t small ring. Can I replace the 36t with a 32t and the bash with a 44t? I can't see why not - the BCD is the same as the M660 (which has the standard 3x9 22-32-44.)Read More »

Can I use a sram xx front derailleur with shimano xt shifter pod and slx M665 cranks?

Hey guys, My bike frame came with a sram xx front derailleur. I am setting my bike up for 2x10 but using a slx M665 front crank with a bashgaurd. The crank is a 36-22 with outer ring being bashguard. My question is, can I use the sram xx front derailleur with a shimano xt pod and slx crankset?Read More »

Looking to upgrade Shimano SLX M665 brakes to XT M785 or Saint M810?

I currently have Shimano SLX M665 brakes, 203/180 rotors RT75 rotors and resin pads (tried out recently metal pads but didn't care for the on/off feeling, lost some modulation). I've been thinking of upgrading the brakes to something stronger, but I don't want to give up modulation, I don't have ... Read More »

Differences between Shimano SLX hubs M665, M675, M678

HI, I had narrowed down my search for a new hub to a Shimano SLX M665 hub, but came across the M675 and the M678. Can anyone note the basic rideable differences and technical diffs in the hubs, and even share quality issues if known. I do know that the M665 has 32 POE and that the M675 and ... Read More »

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