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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Shimano SLX 2013



This is the new Shimano SLX 2013 that was unveiled in March 2012 and would be appearing in May and June 2012.

The crank copies the design from last year's XT and it looks good too.
So for those who want to upgrade to SLX do hold on for a while as the latest model is hitting the bike shops soon. You can visit the link below to read more.

http://bikemagic.com/news/shimano-unveil-2013-slx-groupset.html
http://singletrackworld.com/2012/03/shimano-2013-new-slx/

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Silverback Strela 1.0



I went to check out this road bike when my friend inform me about it. Cost about RM3,500. However, the good thing about it is it come with with full Shimano 105 group-set. I didn't get to see the real bike as it has been sold when I got to the shop.

The frame is made of alloy and the fork made of carbon. The weigh is also not bad 8.6 kg which is the same weight as a Giant Composite road bike. However the Giant cost more than RM5,000.

If you would like to make it lighter, you can change the Alexrims to a better rim. Then just upgrade the seat post, stem and handlebar to carbon. RM3,500 for a complete bike is worth it as a full Shimano 105 group-set alone will most probably cost more than half the price of the bike.