Advice

GJC
GJC Posts: 198
edited June 2010 in MTB buying advice
Is is worth upgrading my shimano deore to shimano slx shifters, or XT, would i benefit from better shifting?

Many thanks Glenn
Lapierre Spicy 316 2011

Comments

  • Chunkers1980
    Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    In short no if there's nothing wrong with the deore.

    All you seem to gain going up the range to xt is stiffness in the whole shifter.


    Buy xt if it busts.
  • GJC
    GJC Posts: 198
    many thanks for the speedy reply Chunkers1980

    GJC
    Lapierre Spicy 316 2011
  • if you can afford XT then go for it, shifting is a lot more precise and smooth,
    Nothing wrong with Deore at all, fantastic vfm groupset, but you should be able to notice the difference with XT
    Timmo.
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  • Pudseyp
    Pudseyp Posts: 3,514
    To be really honest the XT shifters are silky smooth action wise , as for gear changing however you will only see the real benefit if you have the front and rear mech
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  • Chunkers1980
    Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    edited June 2010
    I can see no difference at all in the shifting between a front deore mech and XT... None.
  • Pudseyp
    Pudseyp Posts: 3,514
    Well everyone has an opinion and mine is like I say that XT are far better, I have had Deore and on my Giant SLX...the XT shift a lot better and the two way shiffting is a bonus
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  • Chunkers1980
    Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    m590 has duel release, yes m510 doesn't so it depends what version you have/had
  • clunkers, do you have the matching shifters to your mech's?? you tend to see a better result with xt shifter and deore mech than you wopuld deore shifter and xt mech!
    if you can match them both its ideal, especially if you run the Silky smooth XTR cables with them!
    Timmo.
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  • Chunkers1980
    Chunkers1980 Posts: 8,035
    I run an xtrt 970 rear shifter 770 xt front, paired with xtr shadow rear mech and xt front - all with xtr cables.

    I had a 510 deore before and still use/maintain one on my mates bike and there is not difference in the xt and deore front mech in terms of actual shifting - pivot quality is the only thing i can see.

    xtr is where the difference is, multi release is genious
  • have to admit, the wife's bike is all deore, old black non disc, square taper stylee, Barely used mind But the shifting on it is Very good, but i think thats more down to how little use its had in the past 6 years!! :wink:

    ive got Xt shifters (m752) with matchign front mech and xtr M970 rear and with the xtr cables feels like there isnt a shifter on the end! so nice!
    Timmo.
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    http://cornwallmtb.kk5.org/
    Cotic Soul, The bike of Legends!:wink: Yes, I Am a bike tart!
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