Thinking of revamping my 1999 Gary Fisher Kaitai... it's got a great frame, with ok components for the time. Only thing changed is a better marchozzi fork and replaced the front deraileur to XTR as it was shifting sloppy.
But after 9 years of carrying my heavy 220lb ass up and down local trails... the drivetrain is in need of replacement.
I was thinking of changing everything over to the SLX groupset (minus the brakes) vs slowly upgrading things to XT beginning with the crankset, rear deraileur, and shifters.
You think the SLX would be a better deal, feel just as crisp and solid, and be more durable? or should I just start upgrading to XT?
btw I ride more for fitness and fun...