Shimano Slx Crankset

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 stiff, light, strong, not really cheap, but completely worth it. no paint to rub off with your shoe either! the axle system is very stiff, and much easier to setup if you dont have a crank puller. (i came from a square taper crank to this)very simple and clean as well.
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 Great mid-range crankset. I got the two-ring version which comes with a fantasticly tough bashguard. Nothing comes close to this weight at this price and I've found the suplied BB to be highly durable. Absolutely no flex of any kind and still looks great after two years of solid use.
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 I run 2-rings with a heavy bash guard. It is a great crankset- put it on and forget it. I'm 230 lbs and I never worry about bending or breaking arms. Can't say as I feel any flex either. Looks very nice and can take a beating.
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 This badboy is light as hell and jet durable ive bent all my cranks (hollzfeler, profile bmx crank, truvativ rucktion etc..) havent bent thisone jet.. weight with 26t granny cog and bb is only 760g! therefore its the best prive to perfomance ratio!
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 For the money, the best crankset I've ever tried. Stiff, strong, reasonably light, and absurdly-cheap - even the bottom bracket is holding up fine after a year or so of hard riding. It looks great, too.

Yeah, I'd still love a pair of Middleburn RS7s, if only for the sheer beauty of the things, but in the meantime, this is an amazing piece of kit. There's no way I could ever justify the extra money for XT or XTR after trying these.
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 only 40grams of the XT and tbh if your interested in the double and bash like me then 40grams probably doesnt matter to you. Also - the double has pedal thread reinfrcements which for heavier/hardcore riders are a godsend - yes the shimano original BB's could be better but mine only packed up after three years of 0 maintence and lots of abuse so im not grumbling - anyway - changing bearings is easy - especially if you get superstar ones Smile - all in - if you ride a bike on a budget or ant an xc racer and have some sense buy these and whatever money you'ved saved spend on tuition as better cranks wont help as much - shimano - why do you bother making anything else??
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 Double & bash version.
Pros:
1. Really really strong.
2. Incredibly Stiff.
3. 30g heavier than XT.
4. Steel pedal inserts.
5. Have the nice XTR look, this doesn't wear off in a hurry.
6. Great value for money, wouldn't even contemplate buying anything else.

Cons:
1. None yet.
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 I bought the double + bash, promptly removed the inner ring and swapped the bash for the blackspire one from my chainguide, no issues fitting, and I didn't have to file the inner ring mounts down to fit. (Blackspire NS-1 bb-mount guide).
Stiff, lightweight, and so far totally trouble free, been riding once or twice a week since Christmas downhilling on them.
The steel pedal thread inserts on the double (but not triple I was lead to believe) protrude slightly from the crank arm face, meaning that a standard spanner can be used to change pedals, rather than leaving too small available flat face on the pedal axle. No issues fitting onto my 05 Coiler bb shell either, on spacer non-drive side, and ~5mm chainguide backplate on the other instead of spacers.
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 just awesome , 711 grams with bb !!! after modifications.one word awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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 Have used this crankset, being the arms and BB's on two FR/DH bikes. My main reason for using this crankset is due to its cost to quality and performance satisfaction. They are mid-range, but punch into the low-high-range market with a smile. If your looking for a solid, reliable amature FR/DH crankset, then don't give these a miss!
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 Ive got the Double & Bash Version and Love it!

Pros:
Shifts Well
Looks Good
No rub wear on crank arm
Bash Guard saves unnecessary Damage to Chainrings

Cons:
A tad heavy maybe
Not great for riding roads to get to trails, but hey its a MTB Crank set.
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 If you have a tight budget but want a product that will last Shimano SLX is your best bet! I run a full SLX Chainset, Cassette, Deraillers and Shifters - they work like a dream! Very smooth shifting and great application of power!
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 wow just wow went from a gravity gap crankset, the slx was stiffer, lighter and i went from 175-170 and i love it. this crank can handle most everything dirt jumps- downhill. best and stiffest crank i have ridden!! i put the crank on my slope bike
(for reference). if you can get your hands on a set!!!!
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 Using the double + bash for approx. 6 months now and didnt experience any problems yet. Except that the Shimano Slx dual front derailleur didnt really fit because of the Bashguard, bit im riding these cranks now with only one ring + bash anyway. As a chainguide i use the nc 17 blackspire stinger and a roox chaindog. Works perfectly!
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 Zajebista korba, za ta cena to rewelacja!
Lekka, sztywna, ladnie wygladajaca. Troche podpadliwie wyglada srodkowa koronka, ta z kompozytu i metalu. Ale sprawdza sie niesamowicie. Jestem dosc ciezki i rower nie ma ze mna lekko w terenie, ale SLX daje rade. Polecam ta karba. Naprawde warto zakupic.
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 ok i use these cranks for bmx racing not mountain biking. as for bmx needs theyre great. i replaced some saint cranks with these and im very satisfied. they are just as still, strong enough for what im doing with them, and just considering arms and spindle, they are 3/4 of a pound lighter, and much cheaper than xt!
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 I have used the double m665 for over a half a year on all sorts of conditions. And have only good things to say about the krank. Super strong and light. Would say it is at the same level as the xtr, just a little heavier. But thats not so mutch. And they look just awesome and keeps their good looks for a long while cuz of the raw metal where the slx whriting is. So there is no nice paint job that wears of after few muddy tripps. The bottom braket is also in a superb quality. But if your going to change that you should try the hope BB's on it. 10 out of 10 from me on this product.
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 i bought the FCM 660 set and put my old Shaman Racing BashGuard. I like the rezult very much, 'couse it's light weight and really stiff. I'm riding downhill and after lots ot jumps, hits and bump (for like 3-4 months actve riding) the crankset looks like new - never felt a problem. I recommend this product to everyone who don't have money for Race Face and so on. Very good SET!
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 light, strong and crisp..what more could ya want! My favorite crank set to date..have done XC to FR to DH and performed flawlessly in all three disciplines...wish shimano would offer a 83mm version.
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 This is by far the best cranks I have ever ridden on.
I have them on my 2011 NS Majesty build up.
Extremely durable, and very light for what they are.
The only cranks that I 100% recommend to anyone.
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 Reliable, cheap, light. Overall a really good buy! Go for it! .............................................................................................................................................................
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 These are THE pricepoint in the shimano lineup. Cheaper than the XT's wieght is almost the same and they look better! Im 210 and not gentle on my gear and they hold up and wear great. Get 'em!
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 Looks the nuts!
nice weight to them too. the finish is spot on. gone for the twin chain ring n bash gaurd. the bash gaurd looks a bit pants but runs well. mine came with an xt bb smooth!!
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 great crankset light and strong low maintence and the standard chain rings last a long time the colour doesnt fade away as they have skimed the face of the crank so will look good no matter how much you ride it
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 Cheap, strong, no trouble at all, owned for just over a year, everything still stock. got the double on my freeride bike, no problems with strength. finish is very good, no signs of wear yet, highly recommended
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 great value plus they say its an xc but i think its more fr/ss and soooo much lighter and better value than other shimano cranks (saint or hone) and better than many other companys for the money
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 Price is right, solid crankset and light to boot! easy setup and maintenance withe the integrated axle and bearing cups, easy adjustment as long as you have the Shimano tool.
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 I got the bashguard version and really like them! They look awesome and work shimano like- perfect!
the bashguard weighs about 160g- so you can easily shave 100g by switching it.
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 I love these Cranks, I have run them with three rings and will be changing that to two with a chain device. Decided to keep the cranks and not change them because they are light, stiff and look great on any bike!
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 these cranks are the perfect difference between strength and weight. They aren't as heavy as the saints, but i have dirt jumped with them for a long time and have had no problems. the cranks are also quiet affordable.
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 i love them because they look awesome esp. with the bashguard and are soooooooooooooooooooooooooo stiff and soooooooooooooooooooooooo light
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 Absolutely superb, best chainset I've ever bought would definitely buy it again if mine breaks (hopefully not), definitely worth the extra 40g.
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 just got this crankset as my truvativ i had the bolt kept coming loose which isnt good only had to major rides on these and they are sticking up to the abuse to far.
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 It's great.Cheap, stiff,light.You can't get anything better for this price.If you don't have money for Saints get this.You won't regret.
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 I got the double ring plus bash and removed the smaller ring and they looks sick. I use them for dj and they are super strong. Get some
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 super light with it being hollowtech 2 but also making it very strong and ideal fro anything really

shimano bb's are not very good so get a better one if poss
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 Double ring with bash. Bombproof and stiff as ****. Worth every penny. Run with 22 and 38 (or occasional 36), bash and a Stinger. Great stuff.
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 that are the real cranks for real ride
I've used pair of this for agressive riding everyday they are make with the idea to be ride agressive, the vision is 6+
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 Fabulous, reasonably light and durable, great for weekend warriors like me that want a taste of top notch technology but don't want to spend a lot on XT or XTR stuff Smile
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 Great crankset. they look great on any bike and are super stiff and strong. heavier then the XTR cranks but you get more then what you pay for here.
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 Had the 175mm Bashguard version with pedal inserts. Relatively light, smooth BB, no noticeable flex, was tough enough for Whistler trips. Get it!
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 Had the 175mm Bashguard version with pedal inserts. Relatively light, smooth BB, no noticeable flex, was tough enough for Whistler trips. Get it!
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 Great crank. very stiff and light. Looks better than XT. Good durability and longevity and doesn't cost you an arm and a leg.
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 great allround chainset, i think it looks better than the xt and xtr the arms are really well made as they don't really get pedal rub cheap aswell
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 awesome cranks
tight strong with hollowtech BB
still got mine standard but im going to go single ring with chaining guide. if you havnt got the money for saint go for this
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 Wow, what a great crankset. Light, Strong, and I can feel the stiffness compared to my old Hussefelts. AND Inexpensive! Get them from Chain Reaction Cycles.
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 best crankset ever, its light strong and just the best crank for the price, if u wanna buy some cranks buy these from blue sky bikes there the best
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 stiff as anything and still very light compared to my last crankset, hollow tech bb means putting the cranks on at the wrong angle is impossible!
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 dont have any cons about this its been on three bikes and has never let me down i have done xc and jumping on it just brilliant
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 pro's: light strong use for every application am/fr/dh/4x/dj/street
con's: tad bit off flex (but im burley rugby player)
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 bardzo dobra korba Wink
leciutka i wytrzymała
nie jest może najtańszą ale wykonanie jest bardzo porządne
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 I've set mine to single speed and have the bash-guard and i love it. it looks really smart and its also fairly light.
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 GREAT CRANKS! Seem to be quite light for the strength, handsome looking, and DURABLE! Could speak more but time is short.
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 Brilliant value, lightweight & strong double crankset for all types of riding. 22t ring for easy climbing.
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Shimano Slx Crankset (MSRP $246.77) — The FC-M660/665 Hollowtech II SLX crankset features a composite middle ring for double the service life, improved shifting performance, and a reinforced construction for a rugged riding style. A 2-tone colored crank arm, high rigidity crank arm comes equipped with an impact absorbing honeycomb design bash guard (M665).

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Release Date 2009
Price $247
Weight 889 g
Color Options Grey
Configurations Hollow Tech II
Mounting Standard 3 Ring 44,32,22 and 2 ring 36,24 With bash
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 Aluminum

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