Shimano Deore LX Hollowtech II Crankset Review

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March 18, 2016
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Lightweight, reasonable cost

Cons: none

Recommendation: Gets the job done.

December 23, 2014
Pros: Durable
Crank arm length options

Cons: A bit heavy

Recommendation: I run these on my SS and put rubber plugs in the small chainring holes to keep the grime out. I run the 175mm version and held up well under the extra torque of the SS.

February 25, 2014
Model/Year: 2011

Pros: Light, good price, tough

Cons: none yet

Recommendation: I've ridden this for 3 seasons now and still love it. I haven't had any problems whatsoever. I upgraded my low-end MTB with this and it was like riding a brand new bike.

December 12, 2012
Model/Year: 2008

Pros: Cheap crankset for the weight and stiffness. Crank arms take a beating without showing too many cosmetic flaws.

Cons: Chain rings wear out somewhat quickly. Outer chainring can be bent easily on rock and log strikes.

Recommendation: Not the cheapest option for lower end cranksets but a durable performer. Clost to the XT crankset with a little added weight and less durable chainrings.

December 10, 2010
Pros: Really light for the price. Competitor's cranks don't even come close to the weight for the same price.

Recommendation: For weight that comes close to XT but doesn't break the bank great crank for the price.

November 29, 2010
Pros: Price is amazing, great bang for buck! Including BB at less than 990g.

Cons: Nothing

Recommendation: This is the pre-cursor to SLX at half the price. Awesome value. If you are not worried about race weight then this is the crankset for you!

December 3, 2009
Pros: Great price range !! looks like a higher priced crank


Recommendation: Great crank for the price leaps and bounds above the stock crank that came on the cannondale frame

December 19, 2008
Pros: Great Value!! Light.

Cons: Teeth have chipped, in 4 seasons of use.

Recommendation: The performance level of the LX model is leaps and bounds above the stock deore line. LX is light and shifts well. Overall a great buy.

December 18, 2008
Pros: Perfect shifts, strong sturdy construction, looks great on the bike and a reasonable price.

Cons: n/a

Recommendation: Great value for what you get.