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    What 29ers come with Shimano SLX/XT brakes from the factory?

    So far I've only found a few Trek bikes... I have a Superfly 100 Pro and looking for something similar for my gf but everything comes with Avid brakes and I just don't want to roll the dice on them or deal with them. I also don't want to pay to upgrade a new bike when I can get one how I want it from the factory. I don't want to deal with swapping the new ones, selling the old ones, etc.

    What other models (on a bike in the price range that an SLX/XT equipped bike would be in) come with them from the factory?

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    Depends on what you want to spend, many bikes come with those, but could be pricey. Check Niner, Santa Cruz Tallboy...

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    Rocky Mountain Vertex 950 aluminum. If it rides like the carbon, it will be outstanding. Sounds like you already know the Trek Superfly Elite Al comes with them.

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    My 2013 Kona Satori came stock with SLX, they work great.
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    Are you looking for a hardtail or full squish? I just went through this myself looking at hardtail 29ers Looking to buy a new bike. It seems a lot of hardtails in the $2000-3000 dollar range are spec'd with some flavor of avid elixir. I have never used the elixirs, but I heard they are shitty. I run the slx brakes and they are awesome.

    Two bikes that I know of that come with slx brakes:
    Scott scale 920: SCOTT Scale 920 Bike - SCOTT Sports

    Giant xtc composite 29er 1: XTC Composite 29er 1 (2013) - Bikes | Giant Bicycles | United States

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    Bluesky has an m660 SLX front for 70 and a rear M675 for 80.
    $150 to be able to pick your model and price point for fit and handling. And you can sell the oem brakes for something.

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    Re: What 29ers come with Shimano SLX/XT brakes from the factory?

    Get your bike shop to swap.New xt are about 220'you can sell the elixirs for 100 . I wouldn't limit my search to only models that come with shimano. Some online like Colorado cyclist let you configure the entire bike. I think a version of the sette razzo came with slx

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    Trek Stache 8 comes with SLX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Bluesky has an m660 SLX front for 70 and a rear M675 for 80.
    $150 to be able to pick your model and price point for fit and handling. And you can sell the oem brakes for something.
    Depending on what bike you pick and the cable routing. I went this route with bluesky only to find the rear cable is not ling enouugh for a full suspension 29er. Slx takes special brake hose cable that cost close to 50 bucks for the longer 1700mm lengh. With the shop labor i end up spending close to 200 plus for the whole thing. If u bleed your own brakes perhaps u can save on shop labor.

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    Yeti's. All Yeti's.. ..Stop jerking around and go buy a Yeti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    Bluesky has an m660 SLX front for 70 and a rear M675 for 80.
    $150 to be able to pick your model and price point for fit and handling. And you can sell the oem brakes for something.
    This. Obvious. Pick the bike you want. Change the brakes. Nobody should choose a bike based on brakes alone.
    You're so cute internet tough guy. Noogie...Noogie...Noogie.

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    Bluesky deals are really good, but the details are important as posted above.

    Seems to be the same recently with most of the large sale site's, pp/
    jenson/bluesky. Their "great" deals seem to be very fit/size dependent and when you select the more common options/sizes the price is about what everybody else is charging.

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