- Worth the £170?
Looking to get the Canyon hardtail alu 29er. But the question is, is the Grand Canyon AL 8.9 worth the extra 170 notes over the AL 7.9?
Main differences seem to me to be:
1) SLX/XT shifter/derailleur (7.9) versus SRAM X9 on the 8.9. I’ve had SRAM x7 before – how do the SLX/XT combo stack up?
2) Fox 32 Float CTD (on the 7.9) versus RS SID 29 RL on the 8.9
Not much between the elixir 3s and 5s I reckon and nothing in delivery times for my size/colour choice.
What are your views? Splash the £170 for the SIDs and X9 or bank the £170 and go with Fox/SLX/XT?
CheersPosted 5 years agorickonSubscriber
SLX and XT is better than X9 IME.
SIDs and Fox are horses for courses really. I’ve had both, and both are nice. Not really much in it, weight I suppose….
Go with what you think looks nicer 😉 And I think the 5s are more reliable than the 3s, from what I remember reading on the forums.Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
From a bike shop mechanic perspective i’d go for shimano/fox every day of the week, but please remember and look after your forks, get them serviced regularly or learn how to drop the lowers yourself, it only takes 20mins if the forks are removed to drop the lowers and pop the seals out, re-lube the foam rings,change the oil etc.Posted 5 years ago
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