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Old 12-19-10, 12:17 AM   #1
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Shimano Deore LX Crankset

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Crankset.aspx
So I thought this would be a good crankset to get since I run a XT set on my main bike ala SS, and I could use the XT chainrings.

This came OEM style no packing the crankset seems no difference then my XT cranks just different chainrings and the BB shell width "looks" smaller.

From what I understand is the small ring is steel on the LX line but aluminum in the XT line. Is this true? I might put the steel ring on to keep it last longer.


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Old 12-19-10, 04:24 PM   #2
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The crank arms are different between XT and LX. Aside from the shape, LX might be solid whereas XT's is hollow forged aluminum. Shimano's website doesn't say.

Deore LX isn't even listed on the Shimano North America website anymore, though it's still in production and considered a "Trekking" group now.
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Yeah the arms are slightly different the model pictured is the FC-M582 which was made in 2008. I think I will be stocking with the LX model and the crank arms I think are actually hollow like the XT the weight difference is only about 80g maybe less with using the XT chainrings.

Both cranks are common bolt patterns so that's a non issue, and the bottom bracket can easily be replaced on either. But I think I just like the LX set more.
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The male half of the outer chainring bolts is also aluminum on XT, rather than steel. Anyway, nice buy considering you got cranks + bottom bracket for $80.
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