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    2012 3x10 SLX Groupset Guidance needed

    I plan to get a 2012 SLX drivetrain (which i can get dirt cheap by the way) then change out the crankset to a 2x10 either XT or the new SLX probably and change the shifters as well to 2x10 shifters.

    do you guys see any issues with those modifications?

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    No shifter change is needed. the front works with 2 or 3. Many guys pull the big ring and put on a bash. Consider getting the shadow + rear derailleur as an upgrade. The SLX brakes are also excellent.

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    ok..but would it work if i use the newer 2x10 shifters for the 2012 drivetrain?

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    If your are getting the 2x10 crankset as well, yes

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    thats nice..is it better to get the XT shifters or will the SLX shifters work well?

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    What are you getting. If you change the crankset and shifters and should change the rear derailleur to a clutch type SLX that leaves the front derailleur and cluster. XT cluster is my preference because of weight and the carrier. XT shifters are crisp shifting. Chain also affects shifting. KMC X10 is long lasting(German mag test) and shifts better than Sram for me.

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    Note that the 2012 XT shifters are the same for 2x10 and 3x10 systems -- there is a switch on the front shifter to change it between 2-gear and 3-gear modes. You should check on the Shimano website whether the SLX shifters are the same -- if so, then you will be good to go with either a 2x10 XT crankset or a modified 3x10 SLX.

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    I going set slx 2013 with xt shifters because multirelease feature


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    as far as i know the new 2013 slx shifters dont have the switch for 2x10 to 3x10

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    i stand corrected..just saw the slx shifters have a switch as well

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    Yes, according to Shimano, the current model SL-M670 shifter is the same for 2x10 and 3x10 setups.

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    Looking to switch 3x10 to 2x10, good input!

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