It’s a compromise but it could save you a grand, here’s what we thought of the 1×10 extender cog
One of the best thought-through harder hitting packages at this price. We wouldn’t change a thing.
There are 145mm travel bikes with slightly plusher back ends than the Dixon, but not many of them can also climb and accelerate this well.
This SLX double chainset is a perfect example of a no-nonsense chainset that runs on a reliable, but simple, bottom bracket and it does the job with little fuss.