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Old 08-15-16, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by LHawes View Post
If this is true then upgrading the SLR2 makes sense. Can one really purchase all of those items for less than the $430 difference in price?
I was comparing the cost of upgrading the SLR 2, to the SLR 0(which is available in Australia, but not the USA), however it is also interesting to compare it to the SLR 1, which is widely available in many countries.

In Australia, the RRP of the Toughroads is as follows:
SLR 2 = $1,299AUD
SLR 1 = $1,699AUD
SLR 0 = $1,999AUD

Now with the bike guy I go to, he would install the below for approx $100 - $120AUD($77-$92US)

So I could spend $120+$433 = $533AUD/$409US to upgrade my SLR 2 to such an extent, it would overall be a better bike than the SLR 0 & SLR 1.

All these components are from the German online store Bike Discount-de

102.44Euro XT Crankset 10-speed FC-M785 40/28T 175mm
..33.57Euro XT Cassette 10-speed CS-M771 11-36
..20.92Euro XT Front Derailleur FD-M786A Down Swing 2 x 10
..41.93Euro XT Rear Derailleur 10-speed RD-M781 SGS
..60.42Euro XT Gear Shifters Set Rapidfire SL-M780 2-/3x10
..15.04Euro KMC X10-93 Chain 10-speed
..22.95Euro Delivery Charge

297.27Euro or 332.51USD or 432.89AUD

1 Euro = 1.12USD
1 Euro = 1.46AUD
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