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    Shimano 7100 vs 8100 12 Sp

    I know the technical differences but does anyone have any time on both and can comment on shift performance and feel of the two systems?

    Any significant upgrade on the XT stuff vs SLX?

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    I have XT and have ridden the SLX----but neither for more than a couple of rides-----could not tell the difference in shifting----several folks have wanted the XT shifters for features but not performance. My new bike came with XT but would not upgrade if it was SLX.

    Note the XT 4 piston brakes have the pads rattle and this drives me nuts----trying to fix with some electrical tape---but how do they release a product with this obvious issue.

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    Multiple shift on xt vs not on slx.

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    Yeah I've always felt that so much of the upgrade is feel and that's pretty much all the shifter. I find it interesting so many prefer to spec a higher end RD and lower end shifter. To me I've always gone the other way.


    Thanks for the help. I might just do the XT shifter, SLX RD, XT chain, SLX cassette. Save the extra 100 bucks.

    I did order 4 piston slx brakes. I'm sure the pads will rattle there too. That's annoying! Maybe should have gone with 2 piston. I have 8100 2 piston brakes and don't have any rattling. The new brakes are great! They have a very nice and consistent feel vs the old 000 series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smackem View Post
    Multiple shift on xt vs not on slx.
    Only half true......
    I Pity The Fool That Can't Ride A Bike Without A Dropper!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom tom View Post
    Only half true......
    Multi shift available on slx when shifting up, but not down. XT available in both directions. I believe this is what you mean.

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    Up shifting on a bike means going to a harder gear (higher ratio,smaller cog), and down shifting means going to a easier gear (lower ratio, bigger cog)......
    I Pity The Fool That Can't Ride A Bike Without A Dropper!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildh View Post
    Multi shift available on slx when shifting up, but not down. XT available in both directions. I believe this is what you mean.
    100% true....
    I Pity The Fool That Can't Ride A Bike Without A Dropper!!

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    Yes sorry. I was meaning up the cassette... But yes we are on the same page.

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    Ridden both and only difference is the shifter. The weight difference is irrelevant.

    Only thing to buy in XT is the shifter for 3 up or down at a time which also happens to be the cheapest part of the group so win-win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
    Ridden both and only difference is the shifter. The weight difference is irrelevant.

    Only thing to buy in XT is the shifter for 3 up or down at a time which also happens to be the cheapest part of the group so win-win.
    Only 1/2 true.........
    I Pity The Fool That Can't Ride A Bike Without A Dropper!!

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