Shimano 1999 LX 11-32 cassette Cassette

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)


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Shimano 1999 LX 11-32 cassette


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jc a Weekend Warrior from Boston, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 27, 2000

Strengths:    Nice Range of gearing, 11-32, meaning little use of Granny.
fairly durable compared to 9spd XT 11-34.


Weaknesses:    heavy, compared to the XT 9 or 8spd.


Bottom Line:   
This cassette came on the bike. After 6 mos, I replaced the chain, and cassette trying to save a little weight by going with XT 9spd. That was a big mistake. The 30T sprocket bent first time (within 2 months of purchase), I tried to stand and crank up a short steep section, rendering top 3 sprockets useless. Shimano told me to "alter my riding style". Apparently the XT 9 speed stuff isn't as good as the XT 8spd or LX 9 spd, which have performed without failing on my bikes for the last 6 years. The LX cassette went back on the bike and has performed without issue for the last 8 months.

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Favorite Trail:   this one

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Low level shimano 6 & 7 speed, LX & XT 8spd, XT 9 sp 11-34


Bike Setup:   '99 Klein Mantra comp, differing from stock are following Z2 Bam, XT brake levers, XT w/ Koolstop cartridge brake pads.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Thanos a Cross-Country Rider from Athens, Greece

Date Reviewed: July 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Nice shifting (if everything is ok)


Weaknesses:    
Low durability


Bottom Line:   
I've had just the same problem as Mark from New Zealand. The first and second largest cogs have bent twice, although I haven't changed the cassette, but fixed it instead. So either New Zealand and Greek tracks are so hard, or the cassette is too soft.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Angel Matos a Weekend Warrior from Cabo Rojo

Date Reviewed: April 24, 1999

Strengths:    
Great shifting.
Shimano name.


Weaknesses:    
Not to light. Not a very good look.


Bottom Line:   
It have a great shifting but it is to heavy. Recently I changed it to the CSM750 XT Cogset, sincerely I feel the diference.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
1998 LX 8 speed cogset.
1997 STX-7 speed cogset.


Bike Setup:   
Raleigh M-800

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jamiw a Cross-Country Rider from Boston

Date Reviewed: April 19, 1999

Strengths:    
Fairly cheap, shifts great.


Weaknesses:    
Not very light, narrow cogs mean derailleur tolerances are VERY close.


Bottom Line:   
I don't know what is with the guy from New Zealand... Anyway it shifts damn quick and ain't very light. Requires precise derailleur adjustments due to the packed in nature of 9sp... The cogs are not very narrow either so durability should not be an issue. I still want the XTR but they run $150 retail vs S49 for LX, oh well.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Just about all the shimano stuff and lots of SR and other crap...


Bike Setup:   
On my VRX 500 full-sus.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Mark Armstrong a Weekend Warrior from Gisborne, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: April 7, 1999

Strengths:    
Unknown as yet - IS 9 SPEED TOO LIGHT WEIGHT TO BE DURABLE OR DID I JUST GET UNLUCKY??? Other than the breakdown, it was good - I'll keep you posted.


Weaknesses:    
Second to largest cog bent on first hard-out MTB ride and replacement is $115 NZ, (approx $45 US) and 8 speed only $60 NZ!!


Bottom Line:   
If I cream another LX 9 speed cassette I think I'll go back to 8 speed due to durability, which is obvious just looking at them. Anyone else found the 9 speeds are easily bent, or is it just that New Zealand is the most hard out MTB in the world...or is it just that I can't seem to stay on my bike for long as New Zealand tracks are so hard out.

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Favorite Trail:   
Luck at Last, Whangamata

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
STX-RC, EXAGE, Acera, XT


Bike Setup:   
Schwinn Moab 2, Rock Shox Judy C,

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