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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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Hardtails Are Better said:
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.

-rob in NYC
 

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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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Megaclocker said:
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!!!

Megaclocker said:
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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