Bit tight for cash this month and needing to replace my current crankset.
Have been looking at the Deore M590 chainset.
Is there any difference in the actual crank arms or BB (aside from visually) between Deore, SLX and XT?
There's a 200gram weight difference*, but I think most of this can be accounted for in the two steel chainrings (compared to composite ones on the XT & SLX).
I know in the past the Deore lacked the hollow crank arms, but is this still the case? Can't find any info on the weights/structure of the arms themselves on the 2010 models
* yes I'm a tart