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Old 08-15-16, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by coominya View Post
That was clever col, the #2 is the same as the #1 aside from the gearing which you save hundreds on and now get to put on gearing that is arguably as good or better than the #0 will have
Even if one wanted to junk the derailleurs, shifters, crank, cassette & chain, on the SLR 2, if you buy from the right online stores, it is cheaper to replace it all with XT gear and end up spending less than a SLR 0 and have arguably a superior bike.

The SLR 0 does come with better brakes and wheels, but I changed my wheels anyway to a more robust 40 spoke version, so that is why when I was able to get my SLR 2 for $900AUD, I jumped at the chance.

When I buy a Surly LHT frame next year, I will then transfer the current SLR 2 running gear to it and install the XT stuff on my SLR 2.
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