Shimano Hone M601 32-22T review

The Hone crankset is the second generation to utilise Shimano's HollowTech II system and it's aimed at the expanding 'all mountain' genre. The Hone features an external/integrated bottom bracket system that's very straightforward to fit to any bike.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £110.00 RRP
The crank arm feels stiff and secure.

Our review

It's built to take a good thrashing but it's still very affordable
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The Hone crankset is the second generation to utilise Shimano’s HollowTech II system and it’s aimed at the expanding ‘all mountain’ genre.

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The Hone features an external/integrated bottom bracket system that’s very straightforward to fit to any bike. This adds a rigid feel to the crankset and, providing the bottom bracket is properly faced, it’ll endure a good thrashing.

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The crank arms feel stiff and confidence-inspiring and the 911g (175mm version) weight is impressive, too. Various chainring combinations are available so they permit all kinds of riding.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Hone M601-2 Chainset (32-22T)
Brand Shimano

Description Includes bash guard
Length (mm) 175
Removal Tool Supplied Yes
Weight (g) 911
Available Colours Black/Grey
Gearing 22/32
Bike Compatibility Shimano 7spd Shimano 8spd
Bracket Type External Bearing
Bottom Bracket Type Hollowtech II
Crankset Finish Powder-Coated
Bottom Bracket Shell Compatibility 68mm 73mm