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Old 08-15-16, 11:42 AM
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LHawes
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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders View Post
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
Thanks so much for taking the time to post, it is very much appreciated but I have to be honest and admit I'm a bit lost. There's a $400AUD price difference between the SLR1 and the SLR2 and if one were to spend $533AUD on a 10 speed gear set, which the SLR1 already has, the SLR2 would be a better bike than the SLR1 and the SLR0?

Are the new XT components that much better than the stock Sram components that the SLR1 already has? The SLR1 also has better brakes than the SLR2 as well?

I really wish I knew more about the specific components but it seems like a bit of a wash to me, but more money for the upgraded SLR2. Missing something and I apologize.

I really hope that I do not come off as someone trying to pretend they are expert in such matters as I am surely not, but the logic is still not quite sinking in.

It must be that the XT stuff is far superior to the stock Sram stuff on the SLR1?

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us...specifications
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