I've been riding the 2 ring SLX for a while...great cranks...
Holy moly, that price is lunacy. In a good way!robc in wi said:I got my SLX 3-ring cranks at chainreactioncycles for $102. They're at $107 right now, same price for the 2-ring.. Free shipping on orders over $225.:thumbsup:
Unbelievable detail. Thanks!! Can I use your photos for an mtbr review that I write?rockyuphill said:The one downside is the barrel on the barcons shifters are smaller diameter so it takes a greater lever throw to go through the gear range compared to the old XT thumb shifters. If you had smaller hands this would be a bigger problem. The shifters also sit a bit higher on the bar.
Sure, no problem.francois said:Unbelievable detail. Thanks!! Can I use your photos for an mtbr review that I write?
Welcome back to the future!Nater said:Paul's Thumbies have been around for quite a while now...a buddy has been using them for 5 years or so.
Now there's an idea. With some graphics, I can turn that 'L' into and 'E'.Toddster said:I just installed a set of SLX cranks last night. They are nice - I like them better than the 770 cranks. There is a customer review on Chain Reaction Cycles that says "they should have named them SEX" because they look so good - have to agree with that!
Nice bike and pedals - my SLX cranks are also sporting Times.
Is your comment a ridiculous joke too?noodletips said:One of my bikes has Shimano RapidFire thumb/trigger shifters, the other has XTRs, using the brake levers. Both are easy, accurate & reliable - and for years and 1000s of miles.
Why would these Paul shifters be desirable? Is this a joke? Having moved up from Shimano SIS thumb shifters, I'd never consider going back unless forced to - much less to a rig using componentry outside of it's designed purpose (bar-end shifters). ..even if these were priced reasonably (they aren't).
With XT $105 at Jenson, and XTR $250... I don't think that $107 (56+51) is that far out of line for a set of Thumbies and Ultegra Bar-cons.noodletips said:Is your comment a ridiculous joke too?
It's not for everyone but no need to be rude.
Well, $130 for retro, modified shifters that won't function as well as circa 1986 SIS thumb-shifters just sounds odd to me. But, to each his/her own.
As far as being rude, I didn't intend to be so, and apologize if you took it that way. Hey, if they work for you, enjoy those shifters! :thumbsup:
I upgraded to Paul Thumbies with Dura Ace BarCons and an XT Shadow rear der from 2007 XT trigger shifters coupled with a Rapid-Rise rear der. The Thumbies work MUCH better than the XT trigger shifters and almost as well as my 1990 XTII thumbshifters on my old Litespeed. The shifting crispness of thumbshifters simply can not be matched by the newer style of shifter. Thumbshifters are also more reliable. When was the last time you rode a bike with well tuned thumbshifters? You might be surprised at how well they work. It is also very nice to be able to shift all the way from the small cog to the big cog in one shift instead of pulling the trigger multiple times. Thumbshifter also give a tactile feedback as to what gear you are in, which makes it nice on cold night rides when you aren't thinking straight and can't tell what cog or chainring you are in by the feel through the pedals. No need for those annoying indicator windows.noodletips said:Well, $130 for retro, modified shifters that won't function as well as circa 1986 SIS thumb-shifters just sounds odd to me. But, to each his/her own.