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    Difference between Shimano XTR and SLX 12x142mm thru axle

    I am in need of a new bolt for my 66c thru axle, but looks like they only come with a bolt. Universal cycles has 2 versions, an XTR and SLX. I would think XTR is lighter but the price difference is significant...

    Anyone know what the difference is and which one comes with a 66c o
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    It doesn't mention XTR or SLX on the Yeti site, but you can compare price and that might help.

    SHIMANO 12X142 MM AXLE
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    Thru Axle

    Quote Originally Posted by ecwashere7 View Post
    It doesn't mention XTR or SLX on the Yeti site, but you can compare price and that might help.

    SHIMANO 12X142 MM AXLE
    Actually it does specify on Yeti site. The part is SM-AX65 which is Slx and the XTR is SM-AX75.

    When you look at the instruction for the dropout kit, it says it is for Shimano XTR but the part on the site reflect SLX. I would think both work. 1g difference, other than that? material? I am not sure. Even my mechanic is not sure.

    I think it is the warranty, SLX 1 year vs 3 years for XTR.

    Price is significant different. I will go with SLX now for SB-66.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z4NR View Post
    Actually it does specify on Yeti site. The part is SM-AX65 which is Slx and the XTR is SM-AX75.

    When you look at the instruction for the dropout kit, it says it is for Shimano XTR but the part on the site reflect SLX. I would think both work. 1g difference, other than that? material? I am not sure. Even my mechanic is not sure.

    I think it is the warranty, SLX 1 year vs 3 years for XTR.

    Price is significant different. I will go with SLX now for SB-66.
    Yeah ordered six from amazon.

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