Shimano 99 LX Levers Brake Lever

4.13/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $30.00


Product Description

Shimano 99 LX Levers


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by weather expert a Weekend Warrior from iowa

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2001

Strengths:    it actually pulls cable.

Weaknesses:    VERY flexy. made of plastic

Bottom Line:   
stx-rc levers are definitely better than lx--because the levers are made of machined alu! lx is lighter because it's made of plastic. as a result it flexes a lot (though not in the direction of cable pull). it's annoying, and makes me feel unsecure when going downhill, feathering and ready to hit brakes hard at the bottom turn. stx-rc, though a step down, is a solid performer, the trade-off is a bit of extra grams that i don't give a sh!t. also the total alu look of the stx-rc fits my taste.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   cambria

Similar Products Used:   alivio, stx-rc, sd 7.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bill Liu a Weekend Warrior from Hongkong

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2001

Strengths:    Good control, solid performance & good looking

Weaknesses:    Too expensive

Bottom Line:   
This brake lever is a lot better than the Avid SD 1.9. It provide a better feel when braking and will not dead lock the wheel so easily. It is more confidence to turn a sharp corner with speed. If press hard, the bike can stop at a very short distance. However, the price is a little bit too high!

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Favorite Trail:   Kam Ma luen trial

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Kam leun Bike Store

Similar Products Used:   Tekro quaze series, Avid sd 1.9 & other no name products

Bike Setup:   Trek 8000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew Kirkpatrick a Weekend Warrior from Northampton

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2000

Strengths:    Cheapish
Effective enough
Modulation settings v.good


Weaknesses:    Cable holders (black cap things) very weak
Look strange


Bottom Line:   
Very good as far as they go as an average lever, but for an LX product I would expect more
Go for an Avid or some XT's, or even DX's if you can find them, but power only comes at a price!

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Favorite Trail:   Harleston Firs

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Wheelies Direct

Similar Products Used:   Diacompe M2, Altus, Alivio, HS-11, DX

Bike Setup:   Kona Scab

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by GAOO a Weekend Warrior from Quebec

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2000

Strengths:    Light, cool design, very performant, solid, good adjustment

Weaknesses:    The small black caps who hide the cable... A big cable has
difficulty to move and make small noises


Bottom Line:   
I think it's prferable to adjust the 3 position srew at middle for most riding. For powerful stops, change to hard
position and check your brakes !!!! Good design and easy to use. Not expensive

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   TREK 6500 orange

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Austin Buehler a Racer from Rapid City SD US of A

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2000

Strengths:    it's fit and shape on my fingers is very comfortable

Weaknesses:    have not found one yet

Bottom Line:   
a great lever for your money

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Favorite Trail:   cenenial

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   stx RC

Bike Setup:   stx and lx

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by JLAH a Weekend Warrior from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2000

Strengths:    
Looks real great.


Weaknesses:    
Doesn't feel good when pressed.
Cables are visible.


Bottom Line:   
I was deciding which levers to get after my avid levers bent during a crash. It was either the LX or the Real. I was upset after knowing that this levers doesn't really perform that well. But, it's LX and it's definately better than the older LX and has a really great look!

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Avid 2.0


Bike Setup:   
Joshua F4, Judy C.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Russell a Weekend Warrior from Baton Rouge,LA

Date Reviewed: November 3, 1999

Strengths:    
durable


Weaknesses:    
Brakes feel squishy,levers stretch cables to easy.


Bottom Line:   
I was a little disapointed with the LX levers. It felt like you had to pull back all the way to lock 'em up.I switched to XT after owning the bike for 2 months.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
avid 2.0,xt lever/shifter set


Bike Setup:   
00trek 8000,judy race full XT components.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Greg a Cross-Country Rider from Huntsville, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 7, 1999

Strengths:    
Levers are light
About $100 cheaper than XT


Weaknesses:    
The plastic cable covers look real stupid and don't fit properly, and the friggen colours


Bottom Line:   
These levers are perfect for what i use them for. They didnt cost that much, and havn't broken or screwed up. When they are tightend properly, they allow just enough play with the brakes. I would give these levers more then 5 flaming chilis if there were better colours then the blue/silver combo.Good Levers, Good Price, Good Preformance

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Avid 1.9 SD


Bike Setup:   
97 Schwinn Moab 3
stock, except for XT brakes and LX levers

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