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Shimano XT M800 vs SLX M7000

Jack K

Chimp
Jan 13, 2017
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So this is an age old question. I'm not sure if this is the right forum to as abou this but here we go.

I own a 2016 Specialized Rockhopper Comp. Rode it all last summer and I'm ready for upgrades. First it was the pedals, next will be the Race Face low riser handlebar, then a big one for me. So the question stands. The money difference seems to be only $40, so not a big deal. But I'm wondering if the XTs are really that much better. Is the cotter pin vs retaining bolt worth it? Or the dimples on the lever? I don't know. If you had this same dilemma before, or you just went with one over the other, please give me your opinions and reviews.
Oh and I mostly ride flowy trails, and some relatively tame singletrack, with some XC.
Thanks guys
 

JohnE

filthy rascist
May 13, 2005
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Front Range, dude...
So this is an age old question. I'm not sure if this is the right forum to as abou this but here we go.

I own a 2016 Specialized Rockhopper Comp. Rode it all last summer and I'm ready for upgrades. First it was the pedals, next will be the Race Face low riser handlebar, then a big one for me. So the question stands. The money difference seems to be only $40, so not a big deal. But I'm wondering if the XTs are really that much better. Is the cotter pin vs retaining bolt worth it? Or the dimples on the lever? I don't know. If you had this same dilemma before, or you just went with one over the other, please give me your opinions and reviews.
Oh and I mostly ride flowy trails, and some relatively tame singletrack, with some XC.
Thanks guys
Go with the SLX, unless you ar pissing $$ and dont care. For most of us (Myself included...) there is no difference. When you burn them up, upgrade to XT or even a new ride. But imho, upgrading is a waste of time and $$. Ride, burn stuff out, move on.