Shimano 1999 RSX 7-spd Component Group

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $350.00


Product Description

  • Dual Control Lever shifts and brakes with same lever
  • Precision SIS shifting with 8-speed rear cassette and triple option in front
  • Advanced light action design reduces friction
  • Short reach calipers with M-system pads


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    Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by oldminiman a Racer from FRANCE

    Date Reviewed: July 9, 2008

    Strengths:    I have a full RSX set up. The gears provide a smooth change although I have just renewed the 2 jockey wheels, rear cassette and chain dur to wear.

    Weaknesses:    Brakes are a bit weak but adequate

    Bottom Line:   
    A very good STI set up all running smoothly together and remaining reliable over the past 10K kilom. The set up was brought 2nd hand so I am not sure how many the chain set had done before the chain broke, a lot I think. Now all is replaced it is running well and I can see no reason to upgrade. Perhaps it is a bit dated and perhaps the levers are a bit scratched but otherwise it is good, reliable and seems cheap.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Shimano 105 Too notchy

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Alez Team with full RSX set up, 52 Crank, 12-28 rear cassette

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Mike Warner a Racer from Cupertino, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 13, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Light, precise shifting
    Cheap


    Weaknesses:    
    Heavy
    Weak brakes


    Bottom Line:   
    This is an awesome group for the price. I have had it for three years, and it still shifts like the day I bought it. I think it shifts better than the 105 group, which I found to be a bit notchy. My bike came with a 53-tooth big ring, but I have the triple. Evidently the double comes with a smaller ring. Brakes can be scary on long, steep downhills. I don't know if it's the pads or what. A good choice if you want a decent group, but don't want to spend alot of money.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Toad's

    Duration Product Used:   
    more than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   
    Shimano 105
    Shimano Ultegra


    Bike Setup:   
    Novara Strada

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by jamie a Racer from nova scotia

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 1999

    Strengths:    
    it shifts better than XTR


    Weaknesses:    
    it's heavy but its cheep.


    Bottom Line:   
    This is my first road bike. I use it mainly for training for mountain bike racing but I am going to race road on it soon. I have all RSX except for the brakes and front deraileur. I have the 2 ring crank set. So far I am very satisfied with RSX. It shifts fast and smooth. I think Shimano should maybe put a bigger big ing than 52 teeth.
    With the price considered I will give this 5 dead burning horses.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    wrandyees

    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    no, others


    Bike Setup:   
    98 GT force road bike

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Gunner a Weekend Warrior from Indiana

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 1999

    Bottom Line:   
    Hey Ray. Why are you putting this on a MOUNTAIN BIKING site?

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Ghost Track

    Duration Product Used:   
    tested or demo'ed only


    Overall Rating:3
    Submitted by Ray a Weekend Warrior from State College, PA

    Date Reviewed: July 21, 1999

    Strengths:    
    cheap
    triple crankset
    finish has held up well


    Weaknesses:    
    heavy
    VERY weak brakes
    too small chainrings


    Bottom Line:   
    This gruppo is a cheap way to get STI for a 2*7 or 3*7 set up. The worst parts of the group are the crank and the brakes. The brakes are so darn weak. Not up to the task of stopping me, 165 lbs, and my bike, 27 lbs, at all. I've upgraded the pads and cables but they are still wimpy. The crankset was spec'ed with too small of chainrings, 46-36-26. It should have been at least 48-38-26 or better yet 50-40-30.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    2 Years


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