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 Post subject: RTS with SLX
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:11 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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I've been looking at this new SLX stuff from Shimano and it is rather nice indeed. Now i've been meaning to put my Hei Hei on V's as the Maguras are a bit OTT for the build. So, ive had an idea for my black RTS Team to make it a bit of a play bike:

RTS Team Frame
Judy DH's
Risers and short stem
Shimano SLX groupset (cranks, mech, shifters, cassette and chain)
XT/Mavic Wheels
Magura HS33's

I've priced up the SLX and between Merlin and CRC i can get the lot for £177, which i think is a great price :)

Is it a bit pointless giving such an old FS frame and forks these parts, or will it be a hoot to ride? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:25 pm 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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i love my slx chainset i got on my trailstar it rocks as its so stiff zero flex loverly it cant be beat mechs and shifters are great really work well set up a bike for a customer saturday works great 8) 8) 8) could be just the way i set it up :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Are you sure you wanna go down this route????

That is a beautiful frame, just seems such a shame to have it as a 'play' bike :(


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:09 pm 
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SLX does look sweet, might tempt me away from Sram... Can't decide, the idea of RTS 'play bike' sounds cool but on the other hand I kinda agree with what Pickle said... I dunno, just give it a go and see if you like it I guess :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:24 am 
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dirtjumper_dmr wrote:
SLX does look sweet, might tempt me away from Sram...
dont you mean scam :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ow this could go on for days :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: shimano rules yeah woow :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: RTS with SLX
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:04 am 
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Tallpaul wrote:
Is it a bit pointless giving such an old FS frame and forks these parts, or will it be a hoot to ride? :?


Probably depends what you do on your 'play' bike? For riding to the pub and pulling a few wheelies, it's overkill and some old LX/XT would be fine. If you intend to thrash it, I'd remind you its a 15 yo alloy frame :wink:

But it is your bike and your choice :)


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 Post subject: Re: RTS with SLX
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:06 am 
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MadCowKev wrote:
Probably depends what you do on your 'play' bike? For riding to the pub and pulling a few wheelies, it's overkill and some old LX/XT would be fine.


Probably somewhere in the middle! But yes, i'm aware of it's age and material :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:13 am 
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I'll say that part of this comes from the expense of making 'old' bikes rideable. My Hei Hei for example has a fairly retro drivetrain, but i reckon it cost more to buy than the SLX parts and would be harder to find replacements for (albeit mid-90's XT ain't exactly rare). But, the Hei Hei will only ever do a dozen or so rides a year and probably never see any real filth.

My '92 Lava Dome now has full M900 XTR and never gets ridden :roll:

This leaves me currently without a bike (sort of). I'm sooooo tempted to blow all my Christmas bonus on an Orange Five Pro, but I don't get all of my bonus until February.

I think unless i pick up some cheap LX/XT mechs and cranks in the next few days i'll be ordering the SLX stuff :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:13 am 
East Midlands AEC
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strikes me SLX might become a bit of a future classic. It looks better than a lot of recent shimano stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:11 pm 
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cannondale king wrote:
dont you mean scam :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ow this could go on for days :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: shimano rules yeah woow :lol: :lol:


Right then ck, purely because of that, I sticking with Sram :P :wink: :P


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