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Features:
• Tough off-road chainset, compatible with 9-speed drivetrains, at an extremely competitive price
• Crank arms are designed to fit square tapered-style bottom bracket axle
• Forged aluminium crank arms forstrength and rigidity
• Hard wearing and slick shifting steel chainrings
• Rigid four-arm chainring mount reduces weight
• Mega9 compatible
 
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 27 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Super cheap Only bought it to change the chainrings over to my crankset. Saved me loads £££ Thank you. 01 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Отличная система под квадрат со сьемными звездамию!За отличную цену! Система Shimano M442 и раньше стояла на моем 9 скоростном горнике.Ничего плохого про нее написать немогу - она меня полностью устраивает!Только черные шатуны утратили свой косметический вид (обтерлись бока) а звезды еще в порядке.Поэтому заказал М442 тем более по такой невысокой цене.Поставил на горник новую а старую отреставрировал (снял звезды и покрасил шатуны) и буду ездить на старой зимой.За не большие деньги система Shimano M442 со сьемными звездами 44-32-22т которые можно впоследствии заменить на новые это просто находка! Я вижу что на CRC M442 пользуется спросом! Спасибо CRC! Рекомендую для тех кого устраивает этот уровень! 01 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good cheap replacement for the beater Bought this chainset to replace my old one which was giving up in the taper. Sure, it aint the lightest of chainsets but it works just fine and for the price I couldn't be any happier. 18 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality kit! Good, strong and smooth and at a sweet price. I got this for my XC bike and it's been running well so far. 22 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Perfect fit value out of this world smooth gear change 21 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cheap and cheerful Does what it's meant to at a ridiculously low price. Its quite heavy but good qulaity for such a cheap item. 31 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unbelievable value for money I had to replace the chainset on my Cube MTB as removing the pedals which were proper ceased ruined the thread. Anyhow this chainset is almost identical to the Shimano M530 it replaced and to be frank for £19.99 it is rediculously cheap. If you need a decent MTB tapered chainset don't look any further. 29 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Value for money This has lasted me quite along time and its still got all the teeth, I have done a lot of xc and the only thing like with most cranks, the arms scuff very easy but that's no bigge coz its gonna happen, brilliant budget crank 07 January 2014
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Yep - 110 axle length is the recommended length for this crankset
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Why not? Only if your frame will contact with sprockets. This chainset will fit any square tapered-style bottom bracket axle, but will it fit your frame? Who knows, only frame manufactures!
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im planning on using it with this will it work?
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CAUTION:

According to Shimano's documentation, the FC-M442 requires a 110mm spindle

(see attached file, under - FC-M442/BBUN26(-E)

FWIW, I'm using a UN55 68x110 with this chainset and it works perfectly.
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Yes, you can remove the inner and outer rings and run this chainset as a single ring setup if you wish. The UN55 bracket will be compatible, and the M442 requires a 68x127mm or 73x121mm axle length.
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Does this chainset come with crankbolts?

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2x Crankbolts are included with this crankset; as well as both crankarms, and the chainrings/chainring bolts.
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If you have a Shimano UN26 Square Taper Bottom Bracket or Shimano UN55 Square Taper Bottom Bracket is suitable - the bolts are included with the Shimano M442 Square Taper Chainset!
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The crank arm length is measured centre to centre. Spindle to pedal.
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Yes indeed - from the mid-rod mounting bolts until the middle pedal mounting!
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JIS or ISO square taper?

Is this a JIS or an ISO square taper?
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The M442 chainset is the JIS standard of spindle taper. The majority of Shimano square taper is the JIS standard and will be perfectly matched with the Shimano UN range of square tapered bottom brackets.
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Suitable for square cone for Shimano UN26 Square Taper Bottom Bracket!
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the set includes roсkring?

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Данная деталь не входит в комплект этой позиции.
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The kit includes everything you see in the photo + left crank and 2 screws for mounting rod on the bottom bracket!
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A square taper bottom bracket is required to run this crankset.

The Thread width and spindle length are generally frame specific. For more information on which size is correct for your frame; please contact our technical department here -
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/...
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for Shimano M442 Square Taper Chainset fits Shimano UN26 Square Taper Bottom Bracket.
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Are the chainrings interchangeable? If so what type bolts?
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The chainrings on the M442 crankset are removable and can be changed. They are 104/64mm bolt spacing and use standard chainring bolts.
 
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Hi, I recently bought an SRAM PC850 8spd Chain and SRAM PG850 8spd Cassette from your webstore. However after installing, the chain is slipping badly as the middle chain ring is worn.

Would this crankset work with the chain and cassette I have or would I have to buy a 9spd chain in order for this to work?

The bike I have is a Fuji Nevada 3.0 2010 which has a Sealed cartridge ST bottom bracket. Would this BB work with this crankset?

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This chainset will be suitable with the drivetrain components you have currently fitted to your bike.

The chainset uses a square taper type bottom bracket which again should be compatible with what is fitted to your bike.
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Chainring compatability

Would it be feasible for me to strip the chain rings from this M442 crankset and put the rings on my M581 crankset as this seems the most cost effective way of buying replacement chain rings?

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Both chainsets share the same 4 bolt, 104mm BCD so you could switch the chainrings across.
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