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Shimano SLX Chainset
edited January 2012
MTB buying advice
Can currently get my hands on a Triple Shimano Chainset for £100. I wasn't planning on upgrading my cranks until the spring, but this price seems excellent.
Anyone got any opinions on the SLX Chainset?
Very good cranks, you'll not be disappointed.
GT Force 1.0
I've got SLX cranks on both my bikes, very impressed with them, for the price they're excellent.
Angry Bird's offroad bikes
If in doubt, blame Wiggle.
I'd consider the Deore too - it is 80g heavier, but the rings tend to last longer, and for 44 quid is a bargain:
http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... aid:367974
GT ZASKAR CARBON TEAM
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All SLX kit that I have used is excellent for general trail use. £100 sounds is a good price considering how much kit prices have been increasing in the last year or two.
Be One Carbon Raw
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR
Giant TCR Alliance
As SS said, I run an SLX and have been dissapointed by how long the middle ring has lasted. When it's totally buggered I'll be replacing it with a Deore ring.
The arms and BB on the other hand are very good and the brushed alu finish still looks good after 12 months.
Aye, they're great. But I agree with the comments about deore rings, they last forever (and they shift well forever too, unlike most flashier rings that quickly lose their edge).
The Northern Monkey
Just bought an SLX crankset for the Canyon.
They're stiff, they're light and they're easy fit/remove.
Somehow managed to get some for £60 from CRC using a load of old vouchers!
Santa Cruz Butcher
http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... aid:287671
even with the £5 postage its still £5 cheaper, plus if you join them on facebook you get another £10 off
or the 10 speed works out even cheaper!
http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shim ... aid:443876
Thanks for the replies. I've just seen the RaceFace Deus XC Chainset which is only slightly more than the SLX. How does this compare to the SLX? Worth spending the extra 20 quid?