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Which model SLX brake is correct for trail riding.

ApplesandorangesApplesandoranges Posts: 41
edited September 2017 in MTB buying advice
Hi just sold my DB5s to replace with SLX brakes.
On the new black SLX brakes what model is the one designed for trail riding for my Five? That many different sub models it gets confusing.


Thanks

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  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,842
    The current SLX is M7000.
    There are no sub-sets of SLX, are there?
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    Not that I know of.
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  • JBA wrote:
    The current SLX is M7000.
    There are no sub-sets of SLX, are there?

    Hi, are you sure im pretty sure on the older slx models that they had different versions of the slx, lkke same brake but tuned differently. Im pretty sure i read it of shimanos site aswell at the time. Hmm.
  • 02gf7402gf74 Posts: 1,168
    [iim pretty sure on the older slx models that they had different versions of the slx, lkke same brake but tuned differently. Im pretty sure i read it of shimanos site aswell at the time. Hmm.

    Do you have links to where you read this?

    The only variants of the same model of shimano brakes I've come across is the clamp type and/or possibly colour
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Why is whatever might have been relevant?
    What is confusing you about them now?
    Maybe link to what you are looking at.
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  • They make different versions of XTR brakes but I'm sure there's only one SLX
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,792
    Only one version of SLX (easy to check https://cycle.shimano-eu.com/content/se ... m7000.html )
    They have just announced an expansion to the XT range at Eurobike (not on the website yet) with a 2 or 4 pot calliper being the options.

    XTR has had Trail and Race options for a while.
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  • Thanks all thats what i was getting confused with but its just the XTR. Just making sure.
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    there are touring versions of XT and deore with different levers.
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