I have a Hone 22/32 which I like but find myself spinning out on blander sections/roads. Replacing the 32 for a 36 appears an obvious solution but with which is unclear.
I think the Deore is a middle, whereas the SLX is the double ring so there may be issues with chain retention due to shift ramps. I'm planning to remove the bash, but keep the Stinger on.
I ride in the Peak so durability is important, the Deore being cheap and steel appeals. I imagine the SLX is likely to be steel but is less cheap. I know it's only a few quid but it adds up, I'm also planning on swapping the 22 for a 24 to reduce the jump. I'm looking at the 24t 10 speed SLX granny, this should work due to ring thickness being the same right?