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    Blue/Silver Deore LX Hollowtech Cranks

    What years were the blue-silver coloured Deore LX cranks made? My LBS has given me a good price on a set and I want to see how old it is. Its an octalink v2 interface.

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    Those are good, no problems for like 5 yrs.on my xc bike.

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    It's good stuff, but if I remember correctly I think they may need a specific LX bottom bracket, the ES51 or 53 (or something). The drive-side portion of the axle is longer than on Deore or XT Octalinks. Do you know the model number of the set you've been offered?
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    Hi Steve. The model is FC-M572.

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    Yes, the M572 needs to be used with the LX bottom bracket to maintain your chainline, so if the shop isn't supplying one with the crankset you might want to reconsider whether or not their deal is a good one. I dug up this old thread which deals with the BB issues.
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    I've ordered the ES51 for it and I checked Shimano's website and its the right one.

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