Shimano Saint chainset review

Stepping up the standard, Saint style

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £189.00 RRP | USD $283.47
Shimano Saint Chainset

Our review

Saint resets the all-round hardcore crank benchmark.
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Shimano’s old Saint cranks were the benchmark for easy-use strength. These new ones are light enough to race but still burly. They’re a complete redesign on the proven hollow arm, integrated axle Hollowtech II platform, and use Duralumin alloy previously reserved for XTR and Dura-Ace. 

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They feel monumentally stiff and their strength is equally impressive. Ground and ankle clearance is improved too, while deep bearing cups and a permanently fixed pedal insert also boost user friendliness.

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Recent Shimano bottom brackets are running a lot longer than original ones, too. This double version has a usefully broad 36/22-tooth range behind a honeycomb bashguard designed to absorb impact shock rather than smashing the spider if you really case it.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Saint M810 Chainset
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 1086
Fits Shell Width 68/73mm
Chainring Set-up Double
Bottom Bracket Type Hollowtech II
Crank Arm Lengths 165mm 170mm 175mm
Bottom Bracket Included Yes
Bash Guard Yes