1×10 Why not Saint or Zee?
Building up a Turner 5 Spot at the moment and will be going 1×10.
As I have on two previous bikes, most people seem to stick to SLX or XT triples with the outer rings removed.
Is there a huge weight penalty for simply buying a 1x specific crankset like the Saint or Zee models?
Any other pitfalls I should be aware of?
Many thanks in advance,
RichardPosted 4 years agovincienupSubscriber
I think Zee may be a bit of a mish mash of Deore and SLX – a bit less cut and dry than Hone was. The RD is definitely more SLX – I have one and it’s lovely. Crisp and quick, stays tucked out of the way and the clutch does exactly what it should. The shifter is a bit chunky but has a 6xx model number for those that watch such things, so also probs SLX based – I’ve heard it has a bit more leverage to compensate for the clutch- can’t comment on that as it’s still in the box and I’m running an SLX shifter instead (long story).Posted 4 years ago
I know nothing about the crank, but IMHO for the money (although cheaper than Saint) I’d consider a single ring RF Respond at CRC…stu1972Member
We have one on our FR/DH bike and its fine.
The chainring got launched in favour of a Hope one so can’t vouch for that though.
Definitely not a rebadged Deore M590 crank although is similar in appearance.
The Deore arms are more scalloped on the back of them. Metal pedal inserts as well on the Zee same as SLX bash ring model.
Mix of SLX & Deore I’d sayPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
Saint is less heavy than you’d think- not XC light mind but not bricks heavy. Expensive, though, and for most folks you’re paying extra for something you don’t really need.
Re Zee mech- if you look closely, there’s some variations over SLX in the main body too, it seems to have the Saint knuckle fitted (there’s a hole for one end of the Saint’s reinforcement arm, though no actual reinforcement)Posted 4 years ago
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