Need a new crankset for my tourer
I need to replace the Deore crankset on my Hewitt Cheviot tourer. I was initially thinking of buying a Deore LX/XT crankset, but while shopping around the net, decided that I prefer the look of the road cranksets. Just wondering if there's any reason why I shouldn't go for a road crankset instead of an MTB one? It seems that most touring bikes are specced with MTB gear - is this because they're perceived to be more able to handle knocks & heavy use?