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Shimano Deore XT FC-M761 Hollowtech II 2004

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5
No. of Reviews: 8

Category: Cranksets
Retailer Price: N.A.
Brand: Shimano

Shimano Deore XT FC-M761 Hollowtech II 2004 description:
HOLLOWTECH II Crankset
Integrated crankset and bottom bracket significantly cuts down weight and increases rigidity.
48T-36T-26T chain case compatible
Member Reviews  


Reviewed on: 13th May 2006
bukit panjang Singapore
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(Regular Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 7
" Solid Cool ! "
The Review
What more can u ask for if u are like getting 1 of shimano 2nd high end component for ur bike, Its jus a good crank to satisfy all. Good, Strong, Light and stiff..U cant ask for more, but u just want to keep it moving.

Indescribable crank..
Strengths
-strong
-stiff
-cool looking
-silent killer
-performance is good
-light
Weaknesses
- decals come off easily
- None at the moment
Duration of product used
Less than 1 month
Bike Setup
Current Setup : Ironhorse warrior expert 2005,Shimano Deore XT FC-M761 Hollowtech II 2004 , wtb speeddisc , wtb wierwolf 2.1 , wtb saddle , truativ xc riserbar, manitou splice elite , hayes mx-2, deore shifter , f.d deore , r.d deore lx , tektro brakes levers , topeak saddle bag , topeak pump , topeak bottle cage , shimano chain

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Dream setup :
frame: Specialized S-works M5 HT 2005 ,
Scott expert racing 2003,
Specialized stumtjumper fsr,
Santa Cruz Blur XC,
Specialized Epic ,
-> drivetrain : full Shimano XTR
-> fork : Rockshox SID Team ($680)
Fox Forx F100X Terralogic 2005 ($1200)
Fox Float 100rlt
-> hubs : Chris king
-> pedals : Crank brothers eggbeater
-> headset : Chris king no threadset
-> seatpost : Thomson elite
-> wheelset : Formula Xero Element Pro Disc XAD-1 2005 ($300) / Mavic Crossmax SL
-> brakes : Magura Marta SL / Shimano deore xtr hydarulics
-> Brakes levers : carbon
-> cables :goodridge cables
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-Fsa gamme drive
-Shimano xtr hollowtech 2
-Shimano Lx hollowtech 2
Performance
Reliability
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Reviewed on: 17th Sep 2005
- Singapore
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(Old Salt Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 47
" Stiff, light, strong, value for $$. "
The Review
Been using these cranks bought second hand for 3+months, very satisfied.
The pricing($270) is quoted from my fave LBS.
Strengths
-Stiff, stomping on these cranks are like stomping on stone, just cannot feel any flex.
-Strong.
-Light, 860 grams, not light?
-Integrated BB, makes for easier installation.
-Bigger rings= More speed, but need more leg power.
-Works smoothly and quietly, very important for me.
-Looks very nice.
-Value for $$ at $270, if you prefer the 44t setup,it will be 30 bucks cheaper.
Weaknesses
None
Duration of product used
3 months
Bike Setup
little red bike.
Similar Products Tried
Shimano deore LX.
Some stock stuff.
RF evolve 2004.
Performance
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Reviewed on: 26th Apr 2005
Singapore
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(Senior Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 20
" don't waste your money on an xtr-this good enough "
The Review
if you are looking for a crank that is a high end one without spending much then this is the crank to buy... works fantastically off road as well as on road... don't waste money on xtr man...this xt is more wort it
Strengths
light... cheaper then xtr with same performance... strong and very durable...looks good too
Weaknesses
none so far
Duration of product used
Not Sure
Bike Setup
scott expert racing 04, rs sid 02, lx hydraulic disc brakes, dual control lx shifters,xt crank,full lx parts.
Similar Products Tried
lx and deore hollotech
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Reviewed on: 5th Apr 2005
Singapore
tzeonn
(Senior Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 28
" The crankset to get "
The Review
This is the crankset to get!!! $240 is not very ex, reasonable imo. Its stiff and tough, and its easy to maintain. wats more, its 48T, for faster rides!

Strengths
Very easy to fix and dismantle
Easy to maintain
Stiff and tough
48T meant for racing
Looks great!
Reasonable costs
Weaknesses
Easy dirty
wan to go from 2nd crank to biggest crank ur fr dee need to get specific XT/XTR models, and might need more tuning to get it right
Duration of product used
Not Sure
Bike Setup
Kona with XT/XTR parts
Similar Products Tried
Deore hollowtech
Performance
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Reviewed on: 9th Feb 2005
Singapore
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(Filthy Rich Rider) Reviews Posted: 137
The Review
The biggest draw this crankset offers is the 48T ring which is a delight to use on long downhills on roads. However the 26T granny could be a bit high for those accustomed to the 22T, especially in wet, slippery, technical upslopes, not impossible to use, but adds to the challenge of not spinning out the rear wheel. Otherwise I have nothing but praises for this crankset so far. Crashed a few times but it's still like new. Just take note you will need either the M760, M761 or the 02 XTR front derailleurs as they (761 and 02 XTR, 760 works with its standard cage size) are built with larger derailleur cages to accomdate the 48T ring. I won't say it's a bad product, in fact it has excelled so far, but for local xc trails, the M760 will suffice, especially when you have to fork the premium for 761.
Strengths
Light, stiff yet strong.

Predictable shifting.

Higher gearing ensures no over spinning.

Sleek finish which has held up well.
Weaknesses
26T granny isn't for everybody.

Integrated, thrash one part and you probably have to buy a brand new set.

Cost premium over the 22/32/44 crankset.
Duration of product used
6 months
Bike Setup
Rock shox, Selle Italia, Shimano and Michellin equipped 1997 GT LTS 2
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2003 Giant NRS 3
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Deore LX 1995, 1997, 2003
XTR M900
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Reviewed on: 21st Dec 2004
Singapore
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(Regular Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 12
" Very rigid, feels solid. "
The Review
It's incredibly rigid as soon as u try it, there's no flex of any sort, and after 6 months of bashing on it, as in really bashing, it still works the way it's supposed to. Great investment.
Duration of product used
6 months
Bike Setup
-
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Truvativ
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Reviewed on: 15th Jul 2004
Singapore
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(Regular Reviewer) Reviews Posted: 10
" Great crankset... "
The Review
It cost me a bit more than i've expected but at least it perform great so far.
Strengths
the 48t chainring is the biggest advantage for this crankset, light,great performance on xc.
Weaknesses
There tis feeling after certain ride at BT wen i feel that there's something inside the bb like broken bearing or sand, Weird wen i took it out perfectly normal, nothing can be found.
Duration of product used
6 months
Bike Setup
'04 Scott team racing frame, marz exr pro air fork,thomson seatpost and stem,selle italia Octavia Gel, EA70 monkey riser handle bar,'04 xt crank set, thorous raptor wheel set,Chris King hubs & dt spoke,Tioga 2.1, Chris King <a href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=headset&v=56">headset</a>,'04 XTR v-brake, Avid Ti lever,sram rocket tigger shifter, xt front & rear dee.
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Normal shimano crankset
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Reviewed on: 29th Jun 2004
Bedok
Shah
(Hit & Run Reviewer)
" Faster down the slope "
The Review
As I am rding on the road more often it helps me to ride faster and it does have the rare 48T and it limited edition.
Strengths
The strength is the 48T. It helps to go faster when riding down slope.
Weaknesses
It is not recommand for x-country ride as it is harder to paddle. You need extra leg strength to paddle using the maximum gear. And due to this the paddle a afew mm longer then the normal crankset.
Duration of product used
3 months
Bike Setup
TREK 8500
Shimano XT complete set
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DEORE
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