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  1. #1
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    shimano slx 665 vs formula oro k18

    I can get these for about the same price, which would you guys recommend? thanks

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    I don't know the Formula's, but the SLX's are good. What price are you talking about? The Shimano 2012 series are going for pretty good rates and it's worth considering if it's not much more.

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    I replaced my Formula Oro k18's with the new SLX's and I would definitely not recommend the Oro's.

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    I'd go with the slx as well although I swap my XT out for the Oro puro and found it to be a better performer. K18 is quite a few years old now and they are not making them anymore, btw, why not the new 666 slx.

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    As much as I have been impressed with my K24s all these years, I would probably get the SLXs if buying something now. The SLXs have a very good reputation, and the Oro series isn't made anymore (though it will still be supported by Formula for at least a few more years). The SLXs are new and Shimano, which will likely mean decent parts availability for many years.

    But, then again, regarding support, I recently purchased a rebuild kit for my old Hope Minis, which was pretty surprising to me. And that is not the Monos, but the original Minis (getting to 10 years old by now?).

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