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    LX vs HOne Cranks (Hollowtech 2)

    Okay now i have a Alivio cranks and it suck big time !

    I want to buy a new crank something in the shimano hone pricerange, but i would like to know what are the difference between the shimano lx and hone crank (hollowtech2) because they are the same weight and they are similar !?

    I would also like to know if there is any other crank that might be lighter then the hone for the same price or less (external bb needed) ?

    But i am realy interested by the hone, so i want to know the difference !

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    Difference= different color. That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Difference= different color. That's it.
    There is a difference in the shape of the spider (it's more XT-like), but if that actually nets any difference, I don't know.

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    I've heard Hone has a steel insert for the pedal threads.

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    Looks to me likr the spiders are slightly different, though I can't imagine that it changes anything, especially if they weigh the same. And the pedal inserts look identical.

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    Different spider

    I've heard that the Hone cranks have a beefed up spider, presumably because you would be more likely to use a bashguard (rather than a big ring) with Hone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperBri
    I've heard that the Hone cranks have a beefed up spider, presumably because you would be more likely to use a bashguard (rather than a big ring) with Hone.
    Yep. That's the difference.
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    i will re-chek for the price, but if the lx is cheaper i will get it , the hone look nicer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techfreak
    Yep. That's the difference.
    Then why do they weigh EXACTLY THE SAME???? It's not because the Hones are fancier/ more expensive, b/c the price difference is about $2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaclocker
    i will re-chek for the price, but if the lx is cheaper i will get it , the hone look nicer
    You mean that the Hone is sexy and the LX is nice!
    There is no added value to my participation - in fact, just more confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Then why do they weigh EXACTLY THE SAME???? It's not because the Hones are fancier/ more expensive, b/c the price difference is about $2.
    The guy at the shop told be that they are 50$ more a few days ago...

    (on the shimano website the HONE are 1gr more then the lx...

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    The current Hone (3-ring version pictured above) does NOT have steel pedal inserts. I own the LXs, and my friend has the Hones.

    There will supposedly be a different version of the Hones, with 2-rings and a bashguard, that will have steel inserts. I heard those would be available in January. I am eagerly awaiting them. I haven't had any pedal issues on my current ones, but would like something slightly more beefy (but still cheap) for my urban bike.

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    I can have then were i live, the hone with 2ring is 300$can (big book) and the 3 ring is 290$ (in the big book also)

    I don't remember the price of the lx...

    Does steel pedal insert are just less likely to strip because my alivio have an arm striped...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megaclocker
    The guy at the shop told be that they are 50$ more a few days ago...

    (on the shimano website the HONE are 1gr more then the lx...
    I'd tell that guy to go f*** himself, and find a new shop if I were you. The price difference, at wholesale, is $6.72 for the three ring version. The LX costs $100.80 and the Hone costs $107.52.

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    $300!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Megaclocker
    I can have then were i live, the hone with 2ring is 300$can (big book) and the 3 ring is 290$ (in the big book also)

    I don't remember the price of the lx...

    Does steel pedal insert are just less likely to strip because my alivio have an arm striped...

    Check out Nashbar.com, you can get an XT Hollowtech crank/bb for $249 american - with the currency conversion and shipping you're still getting a better deal with Nashbar. Your bike shop is screwing you.

    Or you could get the LX Hollowtech for $170 american (from Nashbar...).

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