Shimano LX M600 V-Levers Brake Lever

3.03/5 (72 Reviews)


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Shimano LX M600 V-Levers


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Justin a Cross Country Rider from Ohio

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2004

Strengths:    They do thier job and look kind of cool

Weaknesses:    They wore out after only one season

Bottom Line:   
They worked great for about half a season before I began to notice play in the vertical plane of motion. Seemed like bushing wear. I take immaculate care of my bike, and these levers have had no impact in any crash. Just felt like garbage afer one full season. Too much play in the lever. I also noticed the same thing from the lx brakes. However, these levers fit great with rapidfire. I have since switched to cane creek levers (same price) w/ avid brakes and will try my best to steer clear of shimano LX parts.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   avid, cane creek, lots of shimano stuff, the cheap levers you get from the bike shop when you ask for "cheap levers"

Bike Setup:   04 GF HKEK W/ everything upgraded (I run cane creek direct pull levers now)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Waters a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2004

Strengths:    Cheap. Piss easy to fit. Comfortable to use.

Weaknesses:    A little bit flexy. I don't like the way the cable lock in to the end of the lever.

Bottom Line:   
A good set of levers for the money i paid (£20UK) I can't stand integrated pods so i made sure that i was buying separate levers. These were a good buy. Not as good as the XT's or some of the Avid's but a good lever nonetheless. They have a nice finish. Not a huge amount of space to reach the shifter lever.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   www.wiggle.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   LOADS


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel a Cross Country Rider from Kivik, Skane, Sweden

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2001

Strengths:    Good quality and the feeling pulling them is fine.

Weaknesses:    They handle froze once so i couldn't pull the brake however that would have happend with any brake lever so that's not really its fault.

Bottom Line:   
They are good for almost every condition and affordable.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Tektro V Brake, Shimano XT Brakes, SRAM

Bike Setup:   Parkepre frame, Shimano LX in the front and Shimano Deore in the back 7 speed(yes 7 speed:)), SRAM 7.0 V Brakes(except for the levers, Shimano LX), Spinergy SM-3 rims and Continental Twister Pro Tires.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dougal from Lichfield, Staffs, England

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2000

Strengths:    Good feel, adjustability, cable clamp

Weaknesses:    Do you like your fingers? Mine have nice dents in where they scrape off your skin....

Bottom Line:   
Good feel, light, easy to set up and adjust but they really WRECK your fingers

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   dia compe


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by mos a Cross-Country Rider from n. cal

Date Reviewed: September 26, 1999

Strengths:    
light
durable
nice color combo


Weaknesses:    
not much room b/n fingers and levers
back side of lever left open


Bottom Line:   
these levers work great and are inexpensive. what too better things are there. crashed and moved levers a quarter around the bars and still held together fine. they do what they are supposed to do and do them very well. what else can you expect from break levers.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
old dia-comp motorcylce style levers


Bike Setup:   
rigid single speed
xtr brakes

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mr. K2 a Cross-Country Rider from CA

Date Reviewed: September 2, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Let's face it, when it comes to levers (as long as they don't fall apart), it all boils down to a matter of personal preference. Some people complain about them being too short, so buy longer levers. Personally, I like them better than any levers I've ever tried. Plus I've heard they work great for cable actuated disc brakes, something I've wanted to try. People with smaller hands should give these a shot because the reach adjuster goes pretty far back.

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Favorite Trail:   
Rim Trail

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
LX, XT, XTR, Avid 1.0, hayes


Bike Setup:   
K2

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jay a Cross-Country Rider from State College, PA

Date Reviewed: August 16, 1999

Strengths:    
None


Weaknesses:    
Typical Shimano garbage
tons of play up and down


Bottom Line:   
I think I stripped every bolt on these goofy things.
They also move up and down too much to make me happy.

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Favorite Trail:   
all

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Dia Comp


Bike Setup:   
hard tail

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Foley a Racer from Clarks Summit, PA

Date Reviewed: June 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Very good stopping power. Also very light.


Weaknesses:    
levers are very small.


Bottom Line:   
Great Brakes.

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Favorite Trail:   
Mammoth

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
avid


Bike Setup:   
Gary Fisher Tassajara. Rock SHox Jett C.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Dave a Cross-Country Rider from Pittsburgh, Pa

Date Reviewed: June 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Lasted this long


Weaknesses:    
Too short
Ugly
Servo-wave means nothing


Bottom Line:   
OK, but just ordered 9.0 brake levers by Sram.

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Favorite Trail:   
Cooper's Rock, WV

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Magura, Avid


Bike Setup:   
Klein Pulse Race, Indy XC

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Steve a Cross-Country Rider from Montana

Date Reviewed: April 25, 1999

Strengths:    
They work


Weaknesses:    
Ugly & not comfortable


Bottom Line:   
They came stock on my bike and I didnt like them from the start. I recently ordered some Avid 1.0's from speedgoat, and life is good. The 1.0's are the Avid equivalent to the LX's and are far superior in form & function.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Xt,Xtr,Tektro


Bike Setup:   
GT hardtail with a Z2

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Matthew a Weekend Warrior from Canada

Date Reviewed: March 19, 1999

Strengths:    
- Cheap, simple


Weaknesses:    
- Maybe a little heavy, and a little short


Bottom Line:   
They work fine. I weigh 200 and no problems in 2 years (different bikes). Maybe a little short but if you got these on your bike, you should probably upgrade something else as these work just fine, but nothing exceptional.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
-Magura levers, alivio


Bike Setup:   
KHS team w/98 Judy XC with a booster

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Crash a cross-country rider from Radford, VA

Date Reviewed: March 3, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I've ridden the LX levers for a few weeks now, running with a Avid Single Digit up from and an Arch Rival 40 in the rear. So far I can't complain too much. They work, the lever pulls in and the brakes hit the wheel. I gotta admit that the Servo Wave Action adjusters do precisely jack as far as brake modulation goes. Also, they aren't the best looking or feeling levers around. The ergenomics are fine from my standing, and I've got average size hands and can stop my bike easily with just two fingers. (thank God for Vbrakes!) What it boils down to are they've got decent feel, although cosmetically they could use some work, and no modulation adjustment. But, they do what they are supposed to do; pull the brake arms. For the $, you can't go wrong, but if you like shiny fancy gadegtry to adourn your bike then cough up the $$$. If you want something to get the job done, drop 17 clams off at Cambria. 3.5 Mr Hankeys, cause they work and the price

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by UNgasha a racer from College Station, Texas

Date Reviewed: February 9, 1999

Bottom Line:   


Well, after a little more than a year on these brakes and levers, I'd have to say that they are going to have to go. The levers have developed play just from normal use, giving exception to the occasional crash. (By the way, if you're not crashing at times, then you're not riding hard enough!) The crashing doesn't seem to know the brakes loose. I belive that they just got that way after riding with them for a year. I have ESP 9.0 sl's, and I'd have to say that these levers suck for twist-shifters because they don't extend farther than the shifter does for comfortable operation. You have to cock your hand to this unnatural position to gt a good grab on the brake lever. These things are soooo gone!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by aMpHibIaN from cross-country rider

Date Reviewed: January 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   


eeyy.......
these are the best goddam levers ever!!!Shimano have made vast improvements on the old lx levers dat suck like the black holes dey have in outer space.Buy 'em
The cable endings dat are on the end of the lever are a nice touch
To all who say this levers suck......
U dunno wat u r talkin bout

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by WildFrog a downhiller from South Africa

Date Reviewed: January 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   


I think these brake levers are really good, they are lite, and adjustable, reasonablly priced and look cool, the cables are real easy to replace. They are much more powerful than ordianry non-servo wave levers, i noticed that when i replaced some others on my 99 trek 6000. For all the guys who say they are weak metal- all i can say is that your not supposed to crash in the first place!!!!

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