Shimano Hone Crankset

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Shimano Hone Crankset


11 Reviews for Hone Crankset

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 Solid cranks for everything from a xc build to a dh race bike (if it has a 73mm BB). They are solid cranks that lasted through 3 bikes and 4ish years, although a problem with many shimano (minus saints) is that those "dents" or slots in the end of the crank arm near the threads can develop a hairline crack between them. Now I'm not sure how much of a problem as I've never seen a pair fail there, but something to know.

Important point. Like the SLX the 2 ring version is stronger with both a stronger axle and steel pedal inserts.

I know they are going on my next am build Big Grin
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 I have this crank on 3 bikes - my singlespeed 29er MTB, my singlespeed/fixie cyclocross bike, and my FS 26" geared MTB. I've run it with one ring, with one ring + bash, and with two rings + bash. All 3 are 175mm arms with the standard tapped pedal bore, not the steel insert version.

In my view the Hone is still the best value crankset available when factoring its ease of installation, its weight, its quality, the smoothness of its BB and the quality of its standard chainrings. I am not tempted to buy anything else. I haven't bent these, the pedal bores are still smoothly threaded and square, and the bearings in the BB continue to spin smoothly.

The only things I've had to change have been chainrings as they wear out.

I changed chainrings for personal gearing preference, but the stock Hone rings work fine.

It's not the lightest crankset available, not when it was new and not compared to more modern alternatives. And it's not flashy. But it is reasonably light and durable, smooth running, and essentially functionally flawless.
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 Use a single ring with bashguard for dirt jumping and street, holding up well, very strong, quite light and haven't had to touch them for 18 months. The only problem was the standard bashguard, I cracked it on a coping and replaced it with an eThirteen bashguard, much better!
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 got the double and bash version. 2 years old, still going strong with the original BB. If you want cranks that'll stand up to abuse but can't justify saints then these are perfect.
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 Great set. I use it around 5 years now, extremely light and reliable for any tipe of bike style.
Using in my 4x bike with single speed rear hub from Funn, its just perfect.
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 This is esscentially the same crank on my bike, just labled differently. Works great, no noticeble flex, and doesn't work itself loose like some other cranks I've had!
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 Love this crankset. Durable and nice looking. I have confidence when I am dropping something or climbing a nasty hill. I would buy it again and probable will.
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 mine works very well indeed, especially as now i have a hope bb to run it in Smile i have changed the butter chainrings for BLACKSPIRE ones and they r brill
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 I got this chainset in doubles with bash, stron and light reccomended for freeriding or all mountain
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 just solid really trustworthy cranks use them for jumping and havent had 1 problem!! would recommend to anyone!
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 From 10 years I used this crank...
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Shimano Hone Crankset (MSRP $190.99) — HONE Hollowtech II Front Cranskets are offered with standard MTB triple chainrings as well as heavy-duty cranks with double chainrings with bash guards.

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Release Date 2009
Price $191
Weight 911 g
Color Options Black
Configurations Hollow Tech II
Mounting Standard 3 Ring 44-32-22 And 2 Ring 32-22 With Bashgaurd
Mounting Standard - A cranks mounting style is determined by its design. Most cranks are designed to work in conjunction with the corresponding bottom bracket, however, usually you can find an aftermarket bottom bracket that fits your cranks.
Material Forged Hollow Aluminum

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