The crankset is what the bicycle pedals attach to and are what your legs spin in circles as you pedal. On modern mountain bikes, the crankset consists of the crank arms, chainrings (the front cogs) and the axle that connects the two crank arms together. The crankset and its number of chainrings dictate how many front gears a bike has. Modern mountain bikes have one, two or three, with the latest trend being the fewer the better.
The length of crank arms does vary, but not as much as seen with road bikes. Crank length in mountain biking is typically more standard to help with leverage at an average lower riding speed. With this, smaller bikes will often use 170mm crank arms, with medium-sized bikes and up using a 175mm crank length. Downhill bikes and similar will use shorter 165mm cranks for improved ground clearance.
SHIMANO Deore M6000 CrankRM319.00
The Deore M6000 10-Speed Double Crankset benefits from the technology of Shimano’s top-end models, yet it still offers outstanding value for money. Smooth and durable power transfer is provided by the two piece “Hollowtech II” bottom bracket system and quick and crisp shifting action is ensured thanks to the “Dyna-Sys” chainrings. Even under load, you’ll be able to shift with ease and maintain momentum as you beat your riding buddies or rivals to the bottom of the trail!
SHIMANO XT Single ChainringRM519.00
Choose the chainring you need and tailor your crankset to ride anywhere with this Shimano XT M8000 Single 11-Speed Crankset.
Durable and Rigid Crankset
This Shimano XT M8000 Single 11-Speed Crankset features a new 3D composite tooth composition, which is optimised to support the load that is attributed to the chainring with enhanced chain retention. With improved sealing for durability and driving rigidity, this Shimano XT M8000 Single 11-Speed Crankset is an upgrade you will reap immediate benefit from.
- Cassette Compatibility: 11
- 4-Arm Chainrings: Yes
- Bolt Circle Diameter: P.C.D. 96mm
- Crank Arms: HollowTech II Technology
- Bottom Bracket: BB-MT800 / BB-MT800-PA
- BB Shell Width: 68, 73mm