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Giant Tcx Slr 1 vs 2

mdsbikeradarmdsbikeradar Posts: 8
edited February 2017 in Cyclocross
Hi

I'm looking at the giant tcx sl1 2 which was at the top end of my budget but then I saw the slr 1 which is £200 more. I'll be using the bike for mainly road/bike trails so won't actually be doing cyclocross events but does any have any opinions on whether I should find the extra £200? Is there much of a difference between the 1 and 2 and would it be one of those things where I regret getting the 2 if I don't find the money?

Cheers

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  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    2017 model? The SLR1 has a SRAM 1x11 groupset and is 1kg lighter vs the SLR2 which has a traditional 2x10 Shimano setup. Its probably worth £200 extra, but the single front chainring might be limiting if your intending to use on road a lot.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,195
    Slightly late but having just got last year's SLR2 I'm gland I didn't go single up front. Having tried it on the road I can get enough speed out of it to commute to work and do the off road / trail stuff I got it for.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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