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Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset

Item #: CR251A00
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Shimano's Alivio crankset features a full complement of advanced Shimano functions.
  • Fits 68/73mm bottom bracket shells
  • Uses Shimano Octalink BB or Square Taper BB - Choose your desired BB Configuration in SKU List.
  • 26/36/48 tooth combination
  • Recommended bottom bracket spindle length - 113mm
  • Includes chainrings, arms and guard

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Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual riding (6)
  • Mountain biking (4)
  • Upgrade (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good solid crank for mountain and road

This has been my go-to crank for mountain and road touring. The 26-36-48 is perfect gearing for touring the flats and mountains of California. The 22-32-42 gearing is the common...Read complete review

This has been my go-to crank for mountain and road touring. The 26-36-48 is perfect gearing for touring the flats and mountains of California. The 22-32-42 gearing is the common gearing for mountain biking, which is available. After 6 years of using this crank, it has proven itself with my intense training, touring, and commuting. Unfortunately the 8 speed is being phased out in favor of the 9 speed. Also the square taper UN55 bottom bracket interface (another strong dependable part) is going to the octolink.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good crankset for the money!

There are few choices for square tapered bottom brackets without breaking the bank that will allow for 32T-38T rings. I wanted to convert my bike to a single speed (without replacing BB and...Read complete review

There are few choices for square tapered bottom brackets without breaking the bank that will allow for 32T-38T rings. I wanted to convert my bike to a single speed (without replacing BB and all), and these fit the bill. I did notice that when I removed all the chainrings, one of the small chainring bolts where jammed and forced in place from factory stripping the crank's threading. This will affect me if I wanted to go back to triple chainring configuration, but since I am going single speed, I could care less.

They look tough and are good entry level components which allows you to change chainrings when worn.

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5.0

Excellent Crank

By Leroy

from Iowa

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • When you need lower gearing than 28/38/48.

    Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

    This crank was a perfect replacement for my Trek DS 8.3, these cranks are actually 10mm wider overall because the stock bottom bracket is 123mm and these cranks are for a 113mm bottom bracket but the difference is not noticeable. I wanted lower gearing for pulling a 2 kid trailer up hills and this was a much cheaper option than buying a chain ring set. I was switching from a 28/38/48 chain ring set so I had to adjust the front derailleur a little bit.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Perfect for my touring rig

    By Ryan

    from WV

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

    Hard to find this tooth combination for square taper and 170mm. Very pleased

     
    5.0

    Solid 3-ring replacement

    By Ray

    from Chicago,IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding

      Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

      Needed a solid replacement for an older crank that I could not get new chain rings. This was a great alternative. Waiting for the weather to break to put it to the test.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Love this crank!!

      By the shake man

      from St. Charles , MO

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

        Fit and finish are spot on. Love this crank!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good solid crank for mountain and road

        By Marathon Martin

        from Redding, CA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Great Gearing Choice
        • Various Arm Lenghs

        Cons

        • 8 Speed Discontinued

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

        This has been my go-to crank for mountain and road touring. The 26-36-48 is perfect gearing for touring the flats and mountains of California. The 22-32-42 gearing is the common gearing for mountain biking, which is available. After 6 years of using this crank, it has proven itself with my intense training, touring, and commuting. Unfortunately the 8 speed is being phased out in favor of the 9 speed. Also the square taper UN55 bottom bracket interface (another strong dependable part) is going to the octolink.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Finally!!!

        By Marathon Martin

        from Redding, CA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 8 Speed
        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Perfect Gear Ratio
        • Square Taper

        Cons

        • New Ones Are 9 Speed
        • New Ones Use Ocolink Bb

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

        Finally a touring or recreational gearing crank. This 26-36-48 is the perfect gearing for almost every recreational cyclist. The race gearing we have been forced to buy with 42-52's are ridiculous for anyone other than a racer.

        Strong and dependable construction, has not failed in the 5 years I have been using Alivio cranks.

        Too bad the 8 speed square taper is now obsolete. We are now forced to buy 9 speed with Octolink bottom bracket.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great value

        By PacNW Hiker

        from Washington State

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding

          Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

          Building up a touring bike and desired a low-cost crankset in the 48-38-28 size which is getting harder to find. Nice quality for the price and works well with the suggested BB. Left side crank sticks out a little farther than I'd like and Alivio MTB front derailleur does work as it is spaced to far out to align with the 28 chainring. Have ordered a Sora 3x9 front derailleur hoping it will work.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          Good crankset for the money!

          By Juan the Commuter

          from Tulsa, OK

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Assembly Quality

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Commuter
          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

          There are few choices for square tapered bottom brackets without breaking the bank that will allow for 32T-38T rings. I wanted to convert my bike to a single speed (without replacing BB and all), and these fit the bill. I did notice that when I removed all the chainrings, one of the small chainring bolts where jammed and forced in place from factory stripping the crank's threading. This will affect me if I wanted to go back to triple chainring configuration, but since I am going single speed, I could care less.

          They look tough and are good entry level components which allows you to change chainrings when worn.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Solid product

          By dagormo

          from Sunnyvale, CA

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding

          Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

          Good product, but weight would be an issue if these weren't only for a commute bike. Replacing old LX aluminum cranks and the Alivio are noticeably heavier. I might try and remove the outer chain guard to reduce weight - it seems this can come off with just a few phillips head screws.

          Had a bit of fun installing when I didn't remove a plastic shipping clip on the smaller chainring and wondered why the spindle appeared to be too short :-)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Faultless shimano shifting

          By Aussie Jase

          from Newcastle NSW Australia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • price
          • Strength

          Cons

          • Weight

          Best Uses

            Comments about Shimano Alivio M430 Crankset:

            This Crankset greatly improved the shifting on my uncle's brand new merida mtb with second rate cranks
            thanks shimano

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