Shimano SLX Hollowtech II Crankset Review

4.80 out of 5
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January 29, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Lightweight

Cons: none yet

Recommendation: Purchased this crank with bash guard to make up for my lack of riding skills. I later removed the bash guard after my skills improved to make a lighter crankset.

December 11, 2012
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Lightweight

Cons: Noise

Recommendation: These cranks are lightweight and very stiff. Hold up to the inevitable rock strike. Only complaint is the noise it make when the get hit by trail debris.

March 29, 2011
Pros: Light weight and strong. Performs well, bash guard works well too.

Cons: none

Recommendation: I have the M665 with the bash guard, decided to lose the 3rd chain ring since I bent my last crankset on rocks. This crankset is awesome, price wasn't bad and am looking to get alot of use out of it.

December 14, 2010
Pros: Light weight. Robust for all mountain riding. Great design. Flawless shifting. Great bottom bracket. Very stiff.

Cons: none

Recommendation: Awesome crankset for the money. No flex even when pedaling very hard on it. Overall, great upgrade to my current setup.

December 10, 2010
Pros: Relatively cheap, light (for the money), strong, easy to install. It performs like the old Saint cranks without the weight penalty... great general-use cranks.

Cons: Could be lighter... but then they'd cost more... so none really.

Recommendation: Best bang-for-your-buck cranks on the market.

Shimano SLX Hollowtech II 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.