SLX vs XT clutch mechs

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  • SLX vs XT clutch mechs
  • cbmotorsport
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    Got an XT clutch mech. It’s great. It makes the ride very quiet and I haven’t dropped a chain since I’ve had it installed, and that includes a week in the Alps. No idea how it compares to SLX, prob just a marginal weight difference.

    rondo101
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    If you’re running a single ring up front, consider the Zee too.

    Premier Icon bails
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    Got an SLX clutch mech. It’s great. It makes the ride very quiet and I haven’t dropped a chain since I’ve had it installed, and that includes a week in the Alps. No idea how it compares to XT, prob just a marginal weight difference.

    winch
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    SLX clutch mech ordered. Annoyed that I need a new one just after ribble did such a good deal on them, typical! Can’t win them all.

    winch
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    Any difference, other than weight maybe? Are folks getting on well with them? Mangled my mech at Llandegla yesterday 👿

    patriotpro
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    SLX clutch mech ordered. Annoyed that I need a new one just after ribble did such a good deal on them, typical! Can’t win them all.

    http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1197/a72809/slx-10-speed-rear-derailleur-rd-m675-gs-shadow-plus.html?mfid=43

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    I’ve got an SLX and a couple of XTs, can’t tell any difference in operation. SLX uses bushings instead of bearings in the jockeys which ime can be troublesome in filthy conditions but that’s about it.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Look at the Shimano Tech Doc. About 1/2 of the parts are identical between XT and SLX!

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    I’ll be honest, I can’t tell the difference in use between my slx on my good bike, and the deore i just put on my winter single ring slogger.

    [Edit] slx on my good bike. Will this recession ever end!

    tutgareth
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    Very impressed with my SLX+ rear mech!! In fact I’m now wodering why the rest of my groupset is XT……

    matther01
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    SLX+ & XT+ here. No noticeable performance difference i can feel so far. Think the parallelograms are different metals which accounts for the weight difference.

    winch
    Member

    patriotpro – Member
    SLX clutch mech ordered. Annoyed that I need a new one just after ribble did such a good deal on them, typical! Can’t win them all.
    http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k1197/a72809/slx-10-speed-rear-derailleur-rd-m675-gs-shadow-plus.html?mfid=43

    Judicious use of vouchers and I got it from wiggle for the same money 🙂

    patriotpro
    Member

    Good work.

    Premier Icon beargotsoul
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    I know this will have been asked before but can you run a 10 speed rear mech with 9 speed cassette / shifters or do you need to change everything?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    You can, with a little spacer, run Shimano 10-speed mechs with SRAM 9-speed shifters, but that’s the only way to get this stuff to play together.

    mangatank
    Member

    Really impressed with my SLX clutch. Crisp shifting and no histrionics. Really disliked my SLX crankset though. Switched to XT and everything’s better.

    raisinhat
    Member

    SLX everything else seems to be just as good, but the XT shifters are far nicer. That said, I’m now running a saint shifter with a zee mech and my god the saint shifter is absolutely magical. If you’re running 1×10 that would be my choice every single time.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Saint shifter is just plain supoib, perfect combination of Shimano build and SRAM feel.

    Mackem
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    The Zee shifter is very nice too. No window, stealthy and very clicky.

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    mangatank – Member
    . Really disliked my SLX crankset

    what was wrong with it- compared to xt or anything else for that matter?

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