SLX shifters any good?

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  • Premier Icon ransos
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    I need to buy some new shifters – my bike is all XT but I was wondering if I should save my money and buy SLX instead. Any views?

    coogan
    Member

    Using SLX on one bike and can’t notice any difference from the XT’s of one of my other bikes. Or the LX’s on another actually.

    pantsonfire
    Member

    A mate has an SLX groupset on his new Merlin Malt 4 and he reckons they are better than his 2 year old XT shifters says they have a shorter more positive lever action.

    nodrog2
    Member

    SLX very good. Slightly more positive feeling than the XT shifters. You can remove the shifter windows as well just like the XT shifters. Personally would save your money and get SLX over XT.

    Premier Icon ransos
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    Thanks for the feedbaack. SLX it is – CRC have them at £36 a pair.

    stumpy01
    Member

    MBR review shifters this month (it’s enthralling) and they reckon the SLX are the dogs ding dongs.

    poppa
    Member

    I believe the official line is that SLX shifter use exactly the same internal mechanism as the current XT shifters, but are made from different materials (e.g one of the levers is plastic instead of metal). I reckon they are quite good value cf. XT.

    dickie
    Member

    08 XT are terrible, 07 are the best & MBR agree, best set ever produced, they state SLX are very similar to 07 XT – 07 XT £36 at Merlin.

    hicksville
    Member

    slx excellent

    Premier Icon ton
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    very good indeed.

    better that the stoopid 36/22 c/set. 😡

    Swiftacular
    Member

    Yes, lever shape nice, not as nice as xtr, but much better than xt.

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