Giant MTB Upgrade

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Giant MTB Upgrade

Postby zzkazu » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:45 pm

I have a 2006 Giant Alias that has been a good bike. I was thinking of installing a Shimano SLX groupset of the bike. Any reason why this wouldn't work? Seems like a cheap upgrade..

http://www.wiggle.com.au/shimano-slx-1x ... -groupset/

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Ross
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Re: Giant MTB Upgrade

Postby Ross » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:25 pm

Your rear wheel/hub may not be 11 speed compatible.

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Re: Giant MTB Upgrade

Postby zzkazu » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:08 pm

Ok did think about that..

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Re: Giant MTB Upgrade

Postby trailgumby » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:29 pm

Bike geometry has improved massively since 2006. I'd encourage you to look at a 29er hardtail of more recent vintage.

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Re: Giant MTB Upgrade

Postby Duck! » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:32 pm

Ross wrote:Your rear wheel/hub may not be 11 speed compatible.

Shimano MTB 11-sp. cassettes are dished at the back so they'll fit on a standard hub. SRAM cassettes that use a 10T top gear need a special freewheel body, which probably won't be available for those wheels.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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