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Ok the model numbers themselves are enough to give me the idea.. but I would like to have the opinion of you all..

I have a Trek 4900 with a Shimano FC-M08 crankset, on an 8speed drivetrain. It came stock with the bike, and I believe its a nonseries crankset by Shimano.

I was given a new Shimano LX M580 crankset by a friend of mine. Do you think there is a big difference between the two cranksets?

I am debating whether to put the LX crankset on, or to sell it off. If it is going to make a difference, then I will put it on. The thing that is bothering me is that the LX580 is "designed" for 9-speed drivetrains, and I am running an 8-speed drivetrain.

So what do you all say- put it on the bike or on ebay?
 

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Well, I also have a 4900, but I don't believe I have the same stock crankset as yours. But if I were you, I would put on the LX crankset... but thats just me..
 

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Another option

Run the stock crankset. Put the LX cranks in the parts bin until the stock cranks die. Replace with LX. If this isn't an option, I vote for putting the LX cranks on now.

Bob
 

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LoneRanger said:
thx for the suggestions. My concern is if the new crankset (9 speed) will be compatible with my 8-speed drivetrain or not.... can anyone help me out please?
yep, it'll work perfectly w/ 8spd drivetrain. did you get the BB too? you might need a new BB when you get around putting it on.
 
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