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Hi im thinking about runnig some slx's on my arcade as my Saint crank gave up(after many year of faithfull service )anybody uses them and do they hold up ok?

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I've been running mine since I got the framekit back in 2013 with no issues. Wouldn't think twice about getting another set if I needed.

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How did the Saints break? SLX are VERY light, I had them briefly but then a few people snapped theirs and I saw how literal the "Hollowtech" thing is.

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1 hour ago, LEON said:

How did the Saints break? SLX are VERY light, I had them briefly but then a few people snapped theirs and I saw how literal the "Hollowtech" thing is.

Two of the chainring-bolt holes crack with this as a result. The axel and pedal threads seems fine..

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Were the tabs filed down? Chainring seems very close to the spider.

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1 hour ago, LEON said:

Were the tabs filed down? Chainring seems very close to the spider.

No not to my knowledge...maybe there are more models this one is with a 83mm axel..

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I've got SLX on 3 bikes now with no issues and I'm 180 lbs. I have one that was a triple ring cut down, the other 2 were the double version cut down. The double ring version has better spacing for our uses. I haven't tried the SLX single ring or the Boost versions.

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Just crack my bb cup..what are/where you guys running with the slx crank, just regular shimano?

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I ran the SLX for a little while before going to SRAM XO.

I filed the chain ring tabs down a bit as well as filing off the bash guard tabs and found no issues.

Where did the BB crack? I know some folk run the Shimano Saint 83mm DH version of the BB cups as the drive side has more threads. So if you have chain ring clearance issues, you can run 3 spacers without the fear of stripping the little amount of threads contacting the frame. Its also a good idea to run the dust cover between the cups (I usually removed it, to save weight. Trials init). Keeping it in, not only stops crap getting into the inside of the cups but it holds the cups more plumb under pedalling (BC'ing) forces.

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Left the thread inside the frame. Done it a few times now...im trying no to run spacers as this gets some more "cup" material inside the frame(im thinking this should make it stronger), and using a 24mm spacer to get chainring clerance.. saint bb is ordered...

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Yeah I've cracked all the shimano BBs I've ever trialsed on. My euro BB bikes I run Hope BBs and no problems for years. The other SLX setup is on an Echo so Spanish Eclat BMX bearings with 24mm BMX spacers. Worked out better than I thought it would.

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Jesus. How much landing on your bashring are you doing? Or is this big drops to flat?

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It's definitely not big drops to flat. It's the bash landings for sure. Always break the drive side and usually have 2 spacers on that side too, but my setup is different now.

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