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Customer reviews for Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-Speed Compact Chainset

Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-Speed Compact Chainset

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5 out of 5Would you recommend this product to a friend?100%reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-Speed Compact Chainset
Review 1 for Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-Speed Compact Chainset
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Gatwick Warehouse Showroom

Fair price for a quality product

Posted12 January 2015
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Bought this so that I could convert my 11 year old race bike from a 42/52 crank to a compact crank. I was needing to replace the bottom bracket, so took the opportunity to convert the bike. End result is a very smooth pedal motion and with access to lower gears for big climbs it feels like I'm riding a new bike.
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Review 2 for Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-Speed Compact Chainset
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Sheffield

Suitable Quality

Posted18 April 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
Great product for the price. Suits the purpose. I changed from tapered bottom bracket and it hasn't let me down yet despite daily use.
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Review 3 for Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-Speed Compact Chainset
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Country:United Kingdom
Age:55-65
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Good value quality part

Posted16 January 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight
Reasonably light, easy to fit and gear changes are clean and positive
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Review 4 for Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-Speed Compact Chainset
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Rathbone Place

Good value 9-speed chainset

Posted28 September 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
There are not many 9-speed chainsets around anymore. I prefer 9-speed as I was building up a winter bike and preferred the durability and strength of the stronger chains. This chainset is excellent and very solid. I cannot detect any difference when riding when compared to my more expensive SRAM and FSA chainsets. Excellent click and collect service from Evans Cycles. With their top pricematch and returns policy - why buy from anywhere else?
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Review 5 for Shimano FC-3550 Sora 9-Speed Compact Chainset
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Smooth shifting, good value.

Posted09 November 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great, smooth shifting
The Shimano Sora is, technically, the lowest on the ladder of Shimano's chainsets. Yet it compares favourably to the FSA chainset that came with my Cannondale CAAD8. There seems to be more stiffness; better power transfer and, moreover, the shifting is eerily smooth and swift.
I have cycled using higher-end components on a carbon bike and yet the difference between those experiences and my CAAD8 are only noticeable when sprinting or climbing hills with intent.
Very pleased overall, good product for the price.
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