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Is Shimano XT or SLX better?

Is Shimano XT or SLX better?

The wide gear range and the fast and super smooth shifting convinced us. Compared to the SLX, the new XT feels more crisp and of slightly more high-end quality. However, the price will show if it’s really worth the upgrade. On a purely functional basis, there is little to complain about on the entry-level groupset.

What is the hierarchy of Shimano MTB components?

Shimano’s mountain bike groupset hierarchy, from least expensive and technologically advanced to most, is as follows: Shimano Tourney. Shimano Altus M2000. Shimano Acera M3000.

Is Shimano Deore XT high end?

Shimano Deore XT humors us thanks to its heavy duty construction and high-end ranking, especially that it features the Shadow Plus system. From a budget point of view, Deore wins the match being one of the best-priced mid-level groupsets, performing more than decently and having an affordable price tag.

What’s the difference between XT and SLX cassettes?

The SLX cassette offers the same technologies as our XTR and XT derailleur, with the Bump Stopper and Shadow RD+ technologies. The new I-SpecEV mount offers increased adaptability, with a 14 mm slide range and 30 degrees of rotational movement. Rubber padding on the levers ensures you never loose grip. Going for a double chainring setup?

What kind of chainring does a Deore SLX use?

The double chainring, in 36-26 tooth configuration is your best option, mated with the 10-45 cassette. The SLX cassette offers the same technologies as our XTR and XT derailleur, with the Bump Stopper and Shadow RD+ technologies. The new I-SpecEV mount offers increased adaptability, with a 14 mm slide range and 30 degrees of rotational movement.

What kind of hubs does a SLX have?

SLX also offers centerlock hubs with the new MICRO SPLINE interface. Options are available in 100/110 mm (front) and 142/148 and 157 mm for the rear hub. Our single chainring cranks now feature an ultra silent and smooth tooth profile. This keeps your chain on securely, yet rolling smoother than ever before.

What kind of chainring does SLX m7100 have?

The new SLX M7100 now offers the choice of a single- or double-chainring setup. The single chainring is available in a 28 tooth up to a 34 tooth ring. The new MICRO SPLINE 10-51 cassette ensures a wide range when opting for the single chainring setup.