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    SLX vs Zee crankarm- weight and durability

    I am considering buying one or the other of these cranks for my Trek Slash running XT 1x11 with RF 30t NW. The price is about the same but I could maybe sell the SLX rings to recoup some money.

    How much more do the ZEE arms weigh and are they significantly more durable ? The only weight I've seen listed are ZEE with 36t and BB (940g) and SLX 3x with BB(930g).

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    According to this, the Zee is about 150g heavier than SLX. But, it seems like the Zee they used is the 83mm version, which will weight a bit more with a longer spindle. Also, not sure if those are the current models, but it should give you an idea.

    Zee - worth it? Singletrack Forum

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    Thanks for the reply, I found the same SLX picture but couldn't find any info on the Zee. I doubt the 68/73 is much more than 20-30g lighter.

    I currently have RF Atlas FR cranks but prefer shimano. The Shimano has much better-simpler crankarm attachment, plus Shimano BB's are 1/2 as expensive.

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    I have slx and xt, I ordered the zee cranks open the box felt them and sent them back. Non hollow arms and super heavy. I have 2 sets a lx same as slx that are probably 8-9 years old still work great.

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    Zee's are closer to Saints than SLX.....they are gonna be heavy. Probably stiff, but with the weight penalty.

    SLX and XT all day long.....good enough for 85% of the riders out there.
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