Shimano Deore FC-M531-S review

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£59.95

Shimano Deore FC-M531-S

BikeRadar verdict

90.0 out of 5 stars

"A great touring all-rounder"

Thursday, August 31, 2006 11.00pm By

Shimano produces a huge range of chainsets and its Deore series is probably the most widely used crankset on both Mtb and touring bikes. Shimano now also makes a Hollowtech II crankset but the one tested is the original version that is compatible with the eight-splined Octalink Mtb series bottom bracket units. We noticed the wider Q-factor of this crankset but you soon get used to it.

In addition to the 22-32-42 version tested here, which is ideal for Mtb, the Deore is also available with 26-38-48 chainrings that are well suited to general touring duties and the performance and smoothness of the shift is without peer.

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Specification

Name:
Deore Chainset (FC-M531-S)
Brand:
Shimano
Price:
£59.95

Bottom Bracket Included:
f
Chainrings Included:
t
Weight (g):
665
Available Colours:
Black Silver
Gearing:
22/32/42 26/38/48
Fits Shell Width:
68mm 70mm 73mm
Bottom Bracket Type:
Octalink
Chainring Options:
Triple

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