i'm just pricing up a thorn sherpa build at the moment.
i'm a little stuck. i don't know alot about cranksets.
i've no manufacturer preferences to be honest, but i am looking for a quality product at an affordable price!
looking at the shimano website they have:
1- deore xt (fc-m760 or fc-m761)
2- deore lx (fc-m580 or fc-m581)
3- deore (fc-m530L or fc-m530S)
can anyone give me more focus as regards what one would be suitable for my touring needs? i won't be (intentionally) jumping from heights, or putting the bike through anything other than loaded touring. so with that in mind can someone explain the differences between the above crank sets?
do crank sets generally come with the bottom bracket or is that a separate purchase?
can anyone recommend a crank set, either shimano or other?
I also need a bit of education regarding the crank length, 170mm/175mm etc etc