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Is Shimano SLX groupset good?

Is Shimano SLX groupset good?

Shimano SLX M7100 groupset headline figures: SLX M7100 is touted as a go-anywhere, do-anything group that’s as versatile as it is durable. However, just considering performance, it’s hard to argue SLX’s case over Deore because it would also benefit from an XT M8100 shifter upgrade to improve shifting feel.

Are Shimano SLX brakes good?

Overall, the performance and consistency of the Shimano SLX is a match for any brake on the market. On the trail, the they strike a superb balance between stacks of bite and overall power, yet with enough control not to be too grabby.

Is Shimano XT or SLX better?

Compared to the SLX, the new XT feels more crisp and of slightly more high-end quality. However, the price will show if it’s really worth the upgrade. On a purely functional basis, there is little to complain about on the entry-level groupset.

Does Shimano SLX have a clutch?

Like a lot of current mountain bike drivetrains, SLX has a clutch rear derailleur that limits chain slap and helps reduce ghost shifting (check out this guide to nail down the basics of shifting). SLX occupies the middle of Shimano’s mountain bike drivetrain lineup.

Are SLX brakes hydraulic?

Type: Hydraulic disc brake. Adjustment: Toolless reach adjust. Lever Length: Two Finger type.

Does the Shimano SLX have brakes?

The SLX M7100 brakes are available with two or four-piston calipers. Shimano shipped the four-piston test brakes with their finned resin pad but there is also a non-finned resin option. The brake design is based on the new XTR stoppers and features a similar appearance.

Is SLX above Deore?

The Deore brand has been a household name among mountain bikers the world over for a long time. Deore components sit right in the middle of Shimano’s component hierarchy, below SLX and above the upper end of the entry-level groupsets, Alivio.

What is a SLX bike?

Shimano’s SLX is a mid-range mountain bike group with features that should appeal to most mountain bike riders. It is offered in a 1×11 option with a wide-range cassette that has a big 46-tooth large cog that makes climbing steep singletrack easier. SLX occupies the middle of Shimano’s mountain bike drivetrain lineup.

Is SLX compatible with Deore?

Shimano’s new 12-speed Deore group is 1x only. And here’s perhaps the best part: All of these similarities mean that new Deore is fully cross-compatible with XTR, XT and SLX 12-speed components.

Are Shimano’s SLX brakes any good?

Shimano’s flawless reputation for amazing brakes (how sweet the sound…) took a bit of a hit in recent times, and there have been some running changes made to the master cylinders on some XT and XTR brakes to alleviate a few consistency concerns. The new SLX brakes benefit from the lessons learned, and we cannot find fault with them.

What is the difference between a Shimano SLX and XTR groupset?

It is a bit heavier though – Shimano claims an SLX groupset is 148g heavier XT, and 513g heavier than XTR. But it’s also a helluva lot cheaper. Here’s the current Australian pricing for a groupset made up of a 1×12 drivetrain & 4-piston brake set;

What is the Shimano SLX m7100?

Shimano’s second-tier 12-speed groupset hopes to balance performance and price Created with Sketch. Shimano’s 12-speed SLX M7100 groupset first launched back in 2019 alongside its more expensive and higher-performing XT M8100 sibling, which I awarded 4.5 stars out of 5.

What sizes does the Shimano SLX crankset come in?

Shimano is offering the SLX crankset in a variety of lengths and chainline options, and it sells the chainring separately so you can choose the right size for your bike. Q-Factor: 172mm (Boost & non-Boost), 178mm (Boost) & 181mm (Super Boost Plus) Chainring sizes: 30, 32 & 34T (1X), 36/26T (2x)