Shimano 2000 Deore LX Component Group

2.86/5 (28 Reviews)


Product Description

Mega-9 Lever Set, 9-Speed Cassette Sprockets, Rear Derailleur, Top-Swing Front Derailleur, Hollowtech Crankset, Cartridge Bottom Bracket, V-Brakes, Hubs, 9-Speed Chain, SPD Off-Road Pedal


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by aaron a Cross Country Rider from Australia

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008

Strengths:    small chain ring has not broken...yet

Weaknesses:    Front Dérailleur never shifted smoothly, and bolt never kept tension. Casette wore out in 12 months, middle chain ring had 1 tooth snapped and both the big and middle chain rings have major buckles. Chain wore out in very little time. Breaking power is weak compared to avid juicy 3 and 5.

Bottom Line:   
sram x.9 was way better quality than the lx that was originally on the bike. Although Sram is good quality gear, i cant wait until campagnolo get back into the mountain bike market and then standards will have to rise.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   melbourne cycles

Similar Products Used:   Sram x.9 group, avid juicy 3 and 5, deore xt group

Bike Setup:   Scott Scale 40, sram x.9 group with pg990 casette, shimano lx hydrolic disk breaks with shimano xt brek leavers

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by vince da pogi a Weekend Warrior from Kankaloo City Philippines

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2002

Strengths:    good electric blue finish like shimano XTR (from afar!!)

Weaknesses:    rear derailleur shifts automatically in rough muddy trails, bottom bracket makes grinding noise

Bottom Line:   
if you can afford to buy a shimano xt group set much better but try trading the crank set first with Deore and rear derailleur with an XT. will save you much and make you more satisfied with your set-up.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   cartimar

Bike Setup:   mongoose rockadile lex, bontrager tires, alex rims, manitou super six fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pritch a Weekend Warrior from Bristol, UK

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2002

Strengths:    strong, light and quick

Weaknesses:    A touch of poor finish

Bottom Line:   
I bought this groupset minus brakes, cranks and hubs for the bike I got cheap where I work as my weekend freeride blaster. I wasn't prepared to spend anything more than an LX groupset cost.

In my opinion it is strong, durable and sleek, though the STI shifter pods could have had a higher degree of finish applied to them.

Always remember to use a Sachs chain. Overall, it is afine groupset and reports that it is flimsy are often exaggerated by XTR prima-donnas and careless riders.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   XTR, STX, STX-RC

Bike Setup:   Saracen Havoc '01

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Phil Webbon a Cross Country Rider from Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

Date Reviewed: December 23, 2001

Strengths:    Lightweight, Reliable, Reasonable Smooth.

Weaknesses:    Ugly Break Levers

Bottom Line:   
Brilliant! Good performace at an affordable price. Miles Better than Deore and not far from XT. IF YOU BUY IT, GET IT WITH XT BRAKE LEVERS!

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Favorite Trail:   Graisdale Forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   www.merlincycles.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   00' Deore, 00' XT.

Bike Setup:   Merlin Malt 1, Judy SL, Full LX, Kore Lite, Cane Creek, Panaracer.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Green Iggy a Weekend Warrior from Pinole, CA

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2001

Strengths:    fast and accurate shifting, everything works like it should

Weaknesses:    Botom bracket/crank has developed a creaking under power that seems to be common with the Shimano splined setups. Stock LX brake pads suck, get Kool Stop

Bottom Line:   
I have had no significant problems with the LX other than the bottom bracket noise. The stock brake pads suck but the brakes are very strong with better pads, especially in the high leverage setting. I was thrown off the bike because it stopped so fast the first time I maxed the leverage setting. I have been on the same chain for over a year now and it has never broken or given me any problems. Everything else has been perfect. - 1 chli for the crap pads and for the BB noise. Otherwise, its great.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   lots of mixed parts

Bike Setup:   Rebuilt Giant Iguana with full LX (damn thieves took all my stock parts!)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jens meijer a Racer from kollum, the Netherlands

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2001

Strengths:    Cheapish, works well when new.
Better gearspread then my old 7 spd


Weaknesses:    Doesn't work in mud, chain is hopeless (sram is way better) chainsuck from the start. Chainrings wear out fast.The bb was worn out after just 1500 km.

Bottom Line:   
This is groupo gives you pretty much your money's worth, but shimano could give the hubs a better greasing when they put them together.
Dump the chain fast and replace with something better because its the biggest POS ever!!!
After my bb wore out i replaced it with a 105, witch is still going (funny because its pretty much the same unit).
Shimano's cartrige bb design is a waste, no servicing possible.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came with the bike

Similar Products Used:   Shimano stx r,shim xt, sachs centera, sram something or other

Bike Setup:   Full lx apart from the brakes (magura incedently)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Toshi from Cambridge, MA

Date Reviewed: October 1, 2001

Strengths:    Rear mech works decently.

Weaknesses:    Shifter pods are fragile, front derailleur doesn't like the angle of my seat tube.

Bottom Line:   
The poor quality of the shifter pods really is aggravating. Get XT by all means. My experience with the pods involves a cold winter day, a cracked plastic pod shell, and then a bike unable to shift out of the smallest cog.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   '92 LX, '96 XTR, '98 LX

Bike Setup:   By now, the only LX part that is still on the bike is the rear mech. Everything else (shifters -> XT, BB -> XTR, rear hub -> XT) has been broken and replaced.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a Cross Country Rider from Wilton, CT USA

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2001

Strengths:    Good group for the price
Easy Maintnence


Weaknesses:    shifting not nearly as good as XT-XTR

Bottom Line:   
Good component group for the price

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Alivo

Bike Setup:   Trek 6000

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Crazy Bit%$ a Weekend Warrior from NY

Date Reviewed: April 2, 2001

Strengths:    -Deraillers good in most conditions(they work better as a team than as paired with XT or Deore)
-Nice levers
-Nice hubs
-Decent shifters
-Awesome crank+BB setup!!
-Brakes stop decent(when they're properly adjusted)
-Not as nice as XT,but performs 90% as good and is a HELL of a lot cheaper


Weaknesses:    -Occasional chainsuck problems
-Chain snapped ON THE FIRST DAMN RIDE!!
-9 speeds is overkill
-Cassette is wearing out
-Brakes fall out of adjustment quickly


Bottom Line:   
Not bad as a complete group,good value too.I don't understand where all the bad reviews are coming from.LEARN TO WORK ON YOUR BIKES,and just because it says "LX" doesn't mean it's not good!!

Most of this stuff is off-road ready from the get go,except for the brakes,the chain(piece 'o' crap--there is no reason why a brand-new chain should snap on the 1st ride),and maybe the cassette.No,I don't need 9 speeds--just an excuse for more maintenance,but since there isn't much in the way of 8-speed these days,looks like we're stuck with it.
3 chilies overall.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Bought entire LX group off internet

Similar Products Used:   1998 LX/XT 8-speed deraillers

Bike Setup:   S.C Chameleon,complete LX group,minus brakes(now Avid AR 40s),chain(SRAM PC90),and pedals(bought Shimano DX platforms)

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cees Sagt a Cross Country Rider from Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2000

Strengths:    looks nice

Weaknesses:    chain suck, shifting is problematic in muddy conditions

Bottom Line:   
Looks ok but definitely does not work finr in muddy conditions (typical dutch conditions)on the road it functions well, however then I prefere my race bike.Especially the chain hps over your rear cassette under muddy conditions, this results in breakage of the chain ( 3 rides results in 2 chaindefects !!!)) So if you ride on the road it is fine, if you ride trails wich are not muddy it should do as well, for typicial dutch conditions however I recommed something else.

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Favorite Trail:   veenendaal

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Dupree cycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Kinesis frame, marzocchi Z5 fork, cane creek

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dave Elson a Racer from Dublin,Ireland

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2000

Strengths:    looks good (xtr'ish), range of gears (11-32)

Weaknesses:    weight, poor life expectancy,doesn't like mud

Bottom Line:   
I've had (and raced) this bike for 18 months, after 1 year thinks started to go real bad. Free wheel seized, middle and outer chainrings had to be replaced (wear and missing teeth respectivly), rear mech is bunched (15mm of lateral play),jockey wheels look like pointy teeth. This stuff is expensive to replace here, Shimano increased prices by 25%.
Bottom bracket is showing signs of wear and will require attn, or replacement. Brakes are useless compared to XT even though they have similar linkage and I've used lots of different types of pad.
Bring back 8spd stuff as it lasts longer, ballerina and football player comparison could be made here. Shimano need to toughen this stuff up for mucky conditions....it's not dry everywhere and I'm not the first to complain about 9spd.
Never again!

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Favorite Trail:   carrickbyrne, new ross

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   94lx, 96lx

Bike Setup:   Marz Z3, Sintesi Jade frame, full 99LX 27 spd, X517CD rims,
IRC mythos XC tyres

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sherman a Cross Country Rider from Riverside, CA

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2000

Strengths:    Good for the money.
Perform almost as good as more expensive models.


Weaknesses:    Not too smooth, but you can't expect perfection

Bottom Line:   
This is great for a cross country rider, it isn't bad when you are riding up and down hills. I recomend this for anyone who is not racing

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Trek 6500

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Simon Clarke a Cross Country Rider from San Sebastian SPAIN

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2000

Strengths:    It's available (I was quite happy with 7 speed but can no longer easily get quality cogs.

Weaknesses:    Sprocket distribution

Bottom Line:   
I only made the above changes because my old setup was getting old and sloppy and 7 cassettes are difficult to come by, and changing to 8 seemed like a stop-gap solution for the same reasons. So far it all works perfectly. However, I got rid of the 11 cog and replaced it with a 13 to get 12-13-14-16-18-21-24-28-32 combination which works perfectly with 46-36-26 up front. Having a 32 (previously my largest cog was a 28) enables me to replace a 24 chain ring with the 26 and thus avoid some chain suck problems I was having. The other possibility would be to use a 12-34 XT cassette but that means much more money and I don't need a 34. Having a 12-13-14 progression is nice. Why don't Shimano make this cassette combination? The bottom line is that I am for the moment very happy with my modification and I'm glad I've done it. The feel of the LX shifter is great and a big improvement on the old XT one. One question, if the modern compact chain ring system is so good how come XTR doesn't use it?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   All kinds of different groupsets for road and mountain.

Bike Setup:   I'm just using the LX cassette with corresponding shifter plus an XT gear change. Up front I use an old non compact XT crank with TA chain rings. I was pursuaded to buy a Dura Ace chain.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Julian Hughes from Exeter

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2000

Strengths:    excellent shifting right through the range...though i raraely use the 22 ring. light shifters,positive action of front changer. cassette is fine but heavy,no problems with chain,after about 1000 miles of mostly wet dirty country road use

Weaknesses:    cassette is heavy.rear mech is heavy. durability yet to be demonstrated. It does need to be cleaned occasionally...do you get the feeling a lot of people spend big bucks on bikes and cool bits but don't spend any on lube,rags,brushes and a hosepipe or bucket...?

Bottom Line:   
It's fine,it's ok.It isn't xtr or dura ace but what does anyone expect? It works perfectly as long as you do ACTUALLY CLEAN AND ADJUST IT AS NECCESSARY...agreed it may not last forever....there is too much plastic and cheap steel where there should be lightweight alloys but that costs more. The shifters are actually ridiculously light. I don't do any serious off road cycling,I do a lot of miles on broken roads in very wet and surprisingly filthy rural roads!(anyone for pigsh*t paste all over?) I climb a lot,this part of England is anything but flat,plenty of 10,15 and 20% hills and steeper...this puts a lot of load on a drivetrain. lx works well. good upgrades:cassette,get something lighter. chain:get something which doesn't need a special pin,i.e sachs/sram pc99/89r.chainrings:get some made of anodized alloy.bottom bracket:get something lighter.this can all be done when the old stuff wears out..about 500 miles if you don't maintain it and 2000 miles if you do...

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Favorite Trail:   blah

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   road groups:105 8sp,ultegra 9sp,dura ace 9sp,xt/lx mix 8sp,stx rc 8sp.

Bike Setup:   lx rear changer,cassette,chain,front changer,shifters. magura raceline brakes,stx rc hubs on zac19 rims(get the shop to tension them by hand! all the rotten reviews are almost certainly down to then being machine built.)chainset is a low end suntour 4 arm 9sp,alloy outer ring,steel inners,i would guess quality is similar to lx...cranks fine,rings to be replaced as soon as worn out...not long to go...1000-1500 miles and the "big" ring is looking worn.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from East Lansing

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2000

Strengths:    shifts well, front and rear. durable so far.

Weaknesses:    Havent encountered one yet.

Bottom Line:   
I think everyone on this site is too picky. I haven't found one problem yet with this! My entire drivetrain is LX and it seems to be running smoothly so far. I'll let you know if anything happens. But for now...it deserves a very good rating.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   lower end shimanos

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Moab 2

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