- SLX brakes worth the extra over Deore?
Hmm tricky one and the answer depends on whether you prefer to look at your bike or ride it.
Functionally there’s no difference and although the SLX adjusters are nice, like electric mirrors once you’ve got them right younnever need to touch them again. The levers are otherwise identical . Biggest difference is in the calipers the Deore calipers look as though they’re made out of Lego whereas the Slx calipers look more refined. Again while you’re riding there’s no difference in performance.
Hard to ignore a set of Deores for £90Posted 4 years agodantsw13Member
Deores all the way!! I think the SLX look a bit blingy. Performance wise Deores are great. Levers have reach adjust, it just needs an Allen Key, which looks better than the big knob for SLX tool-free adjust.
I’ve never wished I had SLX. I just bought a new groupset, and I was going to get SLX brake set and sell on the brakes on, and keep my Deores.Posted 4 years ago
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