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    Deore or LX crankset

    What are the differences between the 09 Deore M532 and the 09 LX M582 ? Thanks in advance.

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    Here you go. I'm assuming you are asking about cranksets:

    Model Number FC-M532-L
    Series DEORE
    Crank Construction 2-Piece
    Cassette Compatibility 9-speed
    Chain Compatibility Super Narrow HG for 9-speed
    4-Arm Chainrings yes
    Chainring Sizes 44-32-22T/48-36-26T
    Bolt Circle Diameter 104/64mm
    Crank Arm Length 170/175mm
    Crank Arms aluminum
    Outer Chainring aluminum
    Middle Chainring steel
    Inner Chainring steel
    Chainring Bolts & Nuts stainless steel (bolt), steel (nut)
    Chain Guard option
    Chaincase Compatible no
    Bottom Bracket included
    E-type FD Compatible 44T
    Chain Line 50mm
    BB Shell Width 68/73mm

    Model Number FC-M582
    Series DEORE LX
    Crank Construction HOLLOWTECH II
    Cassette Compatibility 9-speed
    Chain Compatibility Super Narrow HG for 9-speed
    4-Arm Chainrings yes
    Chainring Sizes 44-32-22T
    Bolt Circle Diameter 104/64mm
    Crank Arm Length 170/175mm
    Crank Arms forged aluminum / hollow type
    Outer Chainring aluminum
    Middle Chainring aluminum
    Inner Chainring steel
    Chainring Bolts & Nuts stainless steel (bolt), steel (nut)
    Chain Guard option
    Chaincase Compatible no
    Bottom Bracket included
    E-type FD Compatible yes
    Chain Line 50mm
    BB Shell Width 68/73mm

    By the way all this data is available on the Shimano website.

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    The crankarms on the Deore M532 are not the fancier and lighter Hollowtech technology (not to be confused with the Hollowtech II outboard bearing design). The arms are solid aluminum but relieved on the backside to reduce weight.

    The LX probably also had (2008 was the last year of production) better shifting and lighter chainrings. I remember seeing some weights of the M532 crank with and without rings and those were some heavy rings it came with (but probably no different than anything else in the same price range)

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    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking of purchasing one of these but I think I will look into the SLX.

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    I have learned that it is a wise idea to buy the best piece of equipment you can. You will see every penny invested on performance and weight improvement.
    So, if you can afford the SLX go for it, and if you can afford XT or even XTR, go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie

    Model Number FC-M532-L
    Series DEORE
    ...
    Middle Chainring steel
    ...

    Model Number FC-M582
    Series DEORE LX
    ...
    Middle Chainring aluminum
    ...
    The one thing that can be said in favor of the Deore crankset is that the middle ring, being made of steel, should last longer than the aluminum one found on the LX. The steel ring will be heavier though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomn
    The LX probably also had (2008 was the last year of production) better shifting and lighter chainrings. I remember seeing some weights of the M532 crank with and without rings and those were some heavy rings it came with (but probably no different than anything else in the same price range)
    boomn, that essentially is not accurate. LX is still in production but has been relegated to trekking. The following quote from the Shimano website:

    "New SLX, Tough, Aggressive and Light, for a modern mountain bike group. Deore LX, has been functionally re-designed into two groups: New SLX for MTB and new Deore LX for Trekking."

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    Get the SLX. You won't be sorry. Getting many good reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie
    boomn, that essentially is not accurate. LX is still in production but has been relegated to trekking. The following quote from the Shimano website:

    "New SLX, Tough, Aggressive and Light, for a modern mountain bike group. Deore LX, has been functionally re-designed into two groups: New SLX for MTB and new Deore LX for Trekking."

    Ronnie.
    Sorry, I should have clarified. I just meant that the model he was asking about is not a current model

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