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Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset

Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset

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Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset

Shimano Acera 7/8 Speed Crankset

Shimano Acera 7/8 Speed Crankset features many of Shimano’s features that can also be seen on higher end components. The patented Hyperdrive system will provide quiet, easy and trouble free shifting. Available in two arm lengths and two gearing options. Choose the 22/32/42 option for standard mountain bike use and the 28/38/48 for taller road like/touring gears. Also available with a chain guard.

Specifications

  • Rings: 22/32/42 or 28/38/48
  • Spindle Interface Type: Square Taper JIS
  • Spindle Length: 122.5 mm
  • Crank Arm Length: 170mm or 175mm
  • Chainring BCD: 104/64
  • Bolt Pattern: 4-Bolt
  • Chain Compatibility: 7/8-Speed
  • Pedal Spindle: 9/16"
  • Color: Black
  • Crank Intended Use: Mountain

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Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (15)
  • Durable (13)
  • Precise shifting (10)
  • Enhances pedaling efficiency (8)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (13)
  • Road biking (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7), Avid cyclist (5), Commuter (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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5.0

Good price, great product.

By yfrnaks

from Renton, WA

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Precise Shifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

    Packaging notes:
    1. Read the installation instructions thoroughly.
    2. Do not throw out the tiny, little plastic piece that's a couple centimeters in dimension as that's for correctly spacing the big chainring with the front derailleur.

    Installation notes:
    Make sure you have the correct bottom bracket spindle of ~122 mm. Anything shorter than this will not work per my experience of moving it around on my other bikes with square tapered BBs.

    Performance:
    Shifting is as good as my SLX crankset; both require very, very little effort. It'll upshift before you fully press the thumbshift lever...and I'm running it on a Sram 3 speed shifter and it'll shift better if you dial in the shifter cable and front derailleur.

    Quality & Maintenance:
    You can replace all three chainrings if need be, it's not like some other types where the inner chainring is riveted in. Also, I tried to loosen these chainring bolts and I think they use Threadlocker Impossible; you really will have to wrestle these chainring bolts loose with a hex key.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Well made

    By Rich

    from St Clair PA.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

    Gets the job done

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect Replacement

    By Nsparksss

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Precise Shifting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

      I bought this as a replacement for my Kona Dew Plus and it's the exact fit.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Good quality, great price!

      By Jack D.

      from Toronto, ON

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hybrid Biking

        Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

        Needed a decent crankset to get a spare bike up and running, this Acera is a good quality entry level set.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Buy

        By Mr-Pony-Man

        from Greater Seattle Area, WA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
        • Large Gear Range
        • Precise Shifting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

          I bought two of these. The 22 to 42 tooth set and the 28 to 48 tooth set. I needed the smaller gears, but I am defiantly going to be keeping the larger set for a road bike once I get one. The small ring helps me get up heals with relative ease considering that I got a steel frame older than I am. I'd assume that I could get going pretty fast on the large ring, but since I don't have any break cables opn my bike right now, I am not willing to test that just yet. I can't wait to take this out on my local trails to test it out.

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          4.0

          Smooth shifter.

          By Talon Guy

          from Ontario, Canada

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

          Replaced a super bent up suntour 3x8 speed. Cheap way to not have to upgrade the whole groupset.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good value for price

          By Johnny Lingo

          from Beavercreek, OH

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Weighs more than my old STX crank.

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

          I used this crank on an older CANNONDALE mountain bike that I ride a few thousand miles a year. Installed it with a new socket and chain. I had to adjust my derailleur placement on my frame (wasn't expecting to do that) and cable settings to get it to shift properly. Took some fine tuning so plan for that in your installation.

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Great replacement on a budget

          By Philbert

          from Hillsboro, OR

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Precise Shifting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

            My son bent all three rings on his stock specialized entry level mtn bike. I wanted a budget friendly replacement as he had outgrown the bike and I was likely to sell it. Out of the box, these appeared to be better constructed than what was on the bike, specifically in the rings and supports. Once installed, we have had no issues with shifting or flex.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Affordable Upgrade

            By The Avid Descender

            from Farmington, NM

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Install
            • Enhances Pedaling Efficiency
            • Precise Shifting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

              Recently installed the crankset and I have no complaints. Upgraded from the stock set and it's so much smoother and looks a lot better!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Does the Job

              By Dave J

              from Andover, MA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Shimano Acera M361 Square Crankset:

                  This Shimano Acera M361 crankset is installed on a Trek 7.2 disc that I converted into a gravel/commuting bike. (Trek made the disc version for only 2 years or so and I got mine at a very deep discount). I ordered a triple, so I could slog though occasional mud and snow. The biggest problem was finding the right length bottom bracket spindle for this combination of bike and crankset. I had several on hand and ended up with the 118mm. With that figured out, this Acera crankset works very well for my needs with no real problems. Be advised, the M361 has replaceable chainrings should you ever have to do that.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  • Q:

                    What size BB do I need for this product?
                    Asked on 7/8/2016 by George from Savannah, GA

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      68x122.5 fit mine perfectly.

                      Answered on 10/24/2016 by bob from undisclosed
                  • Q:

                    Are the chainrings bolted or riveted together?
                    Asked on 4/13/2016 by OverTheBars from Phoenix, AZ

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      Bolted. Thanks!

                      Answered on 4/18/2016 by Brandon from Riverside, CA
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