So,post your pix of this lovely bike....:thumbsup:
Enduro, Tell me how you like the SLX dual ring 665 cranks when you get a chance. I've been thinking of getting a XT 771 crankset which is 26/36/48T, getting rid of the 48T ring and putting on an e-thirteen bashring. The SLX has a better range with 22/36T and they claim it is stronger than XT and a lot cheaper. Also, not much in the weight difference either. The SLX looks very nice. Okay, I've talked myself into it.:yesnod:Enduro67 said:White on white seems to be popular. Can't wait to ride it this weekend.
Are you saying you removed the 22T granny ring and replaced it with a 26T? That would reduce the gear spread a lot. An additional two ratios as opposed to four. Not that I often use a granny gear. I've got three ring on my 5point5 and almost never use the granny. Mind you the middle ring is 32T. Have you actually experienced problems with chain suck? I notice that you are using a XTR front derailleur. I see from the Shimano website that there is a SLX derailleur, claimed to be made specially for two ring crank sets.Enduro67 said:I went with the SLX double over the XT for 2 reasons:
It comes with 22/36 chainrings....I run a 26 tooth granny ring to help prevent chainsuck...so the 36 gives me a little more top end.
The SLX looks like it has polished sides so it should show less shoe scuffs than the XT's...my last bike had a Hone double on it and it is actually a little lighter than the SLX but does not have the bigger gear.
It definitely feels well built, maybe a little heavy but hopefully will hold up better.