SLX is the Shimano gateway into 10-speed systems, combining Dyna-Sys technology, low-proﬁle Shadow rear mech design and robust build at a competitive price. The shifters may look a bit budget in construction and lack the precision internals of Deore XT, but they still shift fairly quickly with a light and snappy feel.
The derailleurs get a healthy dose of metal in their build yet still tip the scales at a reasonable weight, as does the cassette that features an alloy spider on its largest three sprockets. The Dyna-Sys triple chainset is the star here though. Stiffer than XT yet only a few grams heavier, this Hollowtech unit punches well above its weight. A directional chain completes the set, but as with other Shimano chains here is joined with a ﬁddly ampule pin – Shimano need to rethink this approach with their chains.
|Name||SLX transmission (11)|
|Description||*Prices: Rear mech £55, front mech £30, shifters £65, chainset £150 (42/32/24), cassette £55 (11-34), chain £30 (116 links) *Weights: Rear mech 273g, front mech 153g, shifters 278g, chainset 900g, cassette 351g, chain 276g *Options: Rear mech: long/short cage, front mech: high/low clamp, direct mount, E type, cassette: 11-32, 11-34, 11-36|