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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:14 am 
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Shimano M542s complete HollowTech 2 crankset including both arms, rings and BB. Bought and never used by me, never even fitted.

175mm and 22/32/44 rings.

£48 posted.

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the piece of paper wrapped around the crank arm in the second pic, would suggest it is Hollowtech...?? :?


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Nevermind, pointless discussion IMHO.


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Wasmachineman NL wrote:
twain wrote:
the piece of paper wrapped around the crank arm in the second pic, would suggest it is Hollowtech...?? :?

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They don't have hollowtech arms, just the hollowtech bottom bracket. I have not been able to find out if they are LX level. There is Deore, and then there is Deore LX which is lighter. The M542 crankset has no identifying words to indicate if it is even deore, it just has the model number. They put these on $1500 bikes.

I'd be interested in finding out myself, if these OEM cranksets are really LX.
Source: http://forums.mtbr.com/drivetrain-shift ... 65283.html

what does the link prove?

the image in the op shows clearly they are HT2 cranks


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Nevermind, pointless discussion IMHO.


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Wasmachineman NL wrote:
Nevermind, pointless discussion IMHO.


yes it would seem so.....


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I always thought it pointed to the fact that the axle was hollow as the axle on the bb from the first hollowtech was so


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From Shimano Website:
HOLLOWTECH II
HOLLOWTECH II Crankset: Integrated bottom bracket and crankset design reduces the number of parts, significantly cuts down weight and increases rigidity. Hollowtech II designs allow the bottom bracket bearings to be spaced more widely. This dramatically changes the loads on the bearings to increase rigidity and bearing service life.

So it IS a HT2 crankset, as I thought.

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Hollowtech cranks use a splined cartridge bottom bracket, hollowtech 2 use external bottom brackets.

It's A good little chainset for the money, if you put a alloy middle ring on it is only about 50g heavier than A xt chainset


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