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Hi I'd to change the original crankset and rear derailleur of my Merida AM400D (Shimano Deore) with the Shimano SLX. Any difficulties in doing so???? Thanks

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The deralleur is cake but the crank may present problems not so much mechanically as in the 'q' factor or distance from the frame center to where the chainrings and pedals will rest. Sometimes when you change cranks you get a different effective depth of penetration by the bottom bracket so your chain lne may be difficult to adjust for good shifting.

I don't know an easy way to deteremine the end result prior to just trying it. A Bike Shop migh thave some data and recommendations for BB length.

This site gives a lot of good advice plus they sell the special tools you WILL require to remove the old cranks.

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