Shimano Saint crankset review

A hardcore favourite: light but tough

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £160.00 RRP
Shimano Saint crankset

Our review

Not perfect, but light, lovely to use and more than strong enough for most riders
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Shimano’s original heavy-duty groupset has been around for a while, but the chainset remains a hardcore favourite.

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The Hollowtech arms are at the heart of its high performance – they’re stiff as hell but comparatively light. They’re tough enough for most riders, as is the polycarbonate chainguard around the double ring set-up. The pinch bolt secured fitting couldn’t be easier to use and we’ve never had trouble with loosening or unsettling creaks. It’s one of the cheaper hardcore cranks, too.

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The loose pedal reinforcing inserts are a pain if you swap pedals regularly though, and the 32-tooth chainring on the double might be undergeared for some. You’ll also need a new bashguard if you get a bigger ring too.

Product Specifications

Product

Name M800 Saint chainset HollowTech II - 175 mm - 32 / 22T
Brand Shimano

Description For heavy duty riding
Features Reinforced pedal and crank arm interface with T-nut style steel threaded bushing
Colour Black
Bottom Bracket Type External
Bottom Bracket Included No
Chainrings Included Yes