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Old 01-22-07, 01:28 PM   #1
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Shimano XT or LX crankset?

Hi,

Does anybody has experience with one of this cranksets?

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Old 01-22-07, 02:27 PM   #2
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Hi,

Does anybody has experience with one of this cranksets?

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Both are good and both will work just fine. Depends on how much money you want to spend to move up the Shimano food chain.
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Old 01-22-07, 02:30 PM   #3
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Wow. There must be 3 threads going on right now asking this question.
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what are you wondering about? Your question isn't about a contentious issue so I don't think you're a troll, but you don't seem to know (or at least, haven't remotely explained) what and why you're asking. Have at it, tiger.
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If you have to ask go with LX. I have two LX cranksets w/ outboard bearing BB and I couldn't be happier with them. Then again I don't race, but I don't think you do either.

Put the difference in price into some nice wheels.
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I have one of each. The LX is a bit heavier than the XT. Otherwise, I consider them comparable.
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I had the LX but had to replace it when it failed, and now have the XT. Here's what I observed so far; the XT cost more, it's lighter and it lasts longer then the LX.
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I had the LX but had to replace it when it failed...
How did the LX fail?
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i had an lx for over 10 years with no problems.
my new build has an xt, because i was spending a bit of money on it.
lx is fine, xt if you can justify the expense over the lx
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what are you wondering about? Your question isn't about a contentious issue so I don't think you're a troll, but you don't seem to know (or at least, haven't remotely explained) what and why you're asking. Have at it, tiger.
I think the question is legitimate, as far as focusing on the issue of significative difference between an LX and an XT crankset. I find myself asking such questions myself, about other parts of the drivetrain. Sometimes I realize why the price difference, but sometimes I have no ****ing clue.
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I don't mean to say that the question is illegitimate (I also think about the differences between components and where they matter, where they don't), but that the question is ill-asked. The subject line says "LX or XT crankset?" The OP asks if people have experience with either crankset. There's a question in there somewhere, but the problem is that there's at least 17 possible questions in there, and the OP gave us no idea of his situation, what he's looking to build, what his concerns are, etc. He'll still get a fair bit of data from responses to his post, but it would be a lot easier for us to offer helpful answers if he'd put just an extra minute and slightly increased amounts of thought into his post.
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I think the question is legitimate, as far as focusing on the issue of significative difference between an LX and an XT crankset. I find myself asking such questions myself, about other parts of the drivetrain. Sometimes I realize why the price difference, but sometimes I have no ****ing clue.
This question comes up with every line of components from every maker.

Is XTR worth the major cost difference between it and XT or LX? Is Dura Ace worth the big cost difference over Ultegra or even 105? Why pay a big premium for Campy Record over Chorus or even Centaur?

The differences are weight, sometimes durability and always "snob appeal", even if the last is only seen by the owner. It's your money, buy what makes you happy.
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