Shimano 2000 STX-RC Component Group

4/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

STX-RC follows the tradition of XTRtm and Deore XT® with new V-Brakes® and 4-arm crankset. STX-RC's quality, advanced functions and precision operation make it one serious off-road component group.


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bernie Miranda a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2003

Strengths:    Can handle heavy riders, Tough!

Weaknesses:    poor design

Bottom Line:   
A Good choice for an average qulaity Bike, a good investment, it lasts and tough.

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Favorite Trail:   Tagaytay / Curimao

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   D Wheelers at Cartimar

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Exage / Alivio / Acera / Suntour

Bike Setup:   MTB MOB

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Oscar from Caracas, Miranda, Venezuela

Date Reviewed: February 21, 2002

Strengths:    Good performing, long lasting, low manteinance, reliable. Hubs work great.

Weaknesses:    Front der has some shifting problems every once in a while. 8 speeds

Bottom Line:   
They perform right for an entry level group, they are not superlight but they are sturdy. I ride daily and I'm not a soft shifter, I shift hard and I've never had the crankset problem, but my front could work better. In two years the only manteinance is a little lube and a few adjustments to cable tension, wich is easy to do. The hubs have never give me a problem and I know they were used in some higher level Cannondale Ravens (2000$ bikes!) so you think about it, same goes to the cranck set.
Overall, great entry level components, if they were 9 speeds I would never think on upgrading, since I'm not a racer and I'm not a weight freak.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   came with the bike

Similar Products Used:   shimano acera

Bike Setup:   Aluminum frame with stx-rc components and Tektro quartz brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from woodstock

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2000

Strengths:    cheap durable

Weaknesses:    heavy slow

Bottom Line:   
these are good parts for beginers, or people budget conscious

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Favorite Trail:   unkown

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Lx

Bike Setup:   trek y 3 STX hubs, shifters, front deralluier

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cristian Georgescu a Weekend Warrior from Bucharest, Romania

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2000

Strengths:    Good quality, reliable, shifts fast, accessible price

Weaknesses:    Front derailleur needs some attention
Some flex in bottom bracket/crank arms


Bottom Line:   
Quality product from Shimano. Shifting is very cool in all conditions. In fact, with some adjustment from time to time, it never misses a shift. Overall, the components are better than alivio even if they look alike. The pads that come stock on brakes wear out too fast, but this is probably because I have machined sidewalls on my rims (Ritchey OCR/Rock).
I didn't encountered the middle ring bending problem (probably I have a newer verison).

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Favorite Trail:   Any technical XC

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   crmo frame, ritchey OCR/rock rims, rst fork

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin Chambes a Cross Country Rider from Gorham Maine USA

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2000

Strengths:    Shifts fast and smootly, looks more expensive

Weaknesses:    I jam the chain once in a while, chipping paint and screwing me up

Bottom Line:   
Great component group. I don't have the brakes to match the setup however, mainly because i heard that the POWERTOOLS brakes i have are much better.

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Favorite Trail:   USM Loop Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   SIS

Bike Setup:   1999 KHS Crest

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michael Jolly a Weekend Warrior from Hobart

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2000

Strengths:    Cheap. Has lasted well. Brakes passable with some better pads. Power adjustment on Brake lever beats 2000 Deore levers.

Weaknesses:    Middle ring is easily bent. Brakes are a pian to set up especially with Shimano Pads. Front Derailler has developed slop and isn't ideally compatable with Mega 9

Bottom Line:   
Upgrade to LX brakes and above or at the very least some better pads. Adjusting STX-RC brakes is the most frustrating thing I have ever done (Eg Kool Stops) The middle ring hasn't been as bigger problem for me as others. The front derailler could do upgrading and doesn't last long. Power adjustment is great and works well. Don't run this component group with Mega 9 rear as the chain rubs on front derailler.

Gets good marks for Value though and nothing has broken for me Yet.

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Favorite Trail:   Mount Wellignton

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX with XT rear

Bike Setup:   1999 Giant ATX 860 with Judy C (lt)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MRT a Racer from Toronto Canada

Date Reviewed: March 10, 2000

Strengths:    - Price.
- Overall, fairly reliable (except for the crank).


Weaknesses:    - 4 arm crank middle chain ring bends very easyly during hard climbs. STX 5 arm was much more reliable. I ditched the 4 arm crank after bending two rings in three rides.
- Brakes are a pain to adjust properly, but work well once
dialed in.


Bottom Line:   
Everything except the crank does what it's supposed to for the price range. In muddy conditions, my STX-RC shifting (8 speed) shifts much more reliably than my a few of the guys I ride with LX 9 spd. systems.

I would have given this group a five, considering the price, but the defective 4 arm bending crank is a joke. Several other STX-RC 4 arm systems have been returned to my LBS with the same problem.

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Favorite Trail:   Dagmar

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   - LX
- XT


Bike Setup:   1998 Giant ATX 970, VP-135 clipless, LX brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Sapper a Weekend Warrior from Atlanta, GA

Date Reviewed: October 11, 1999

Strengths:    
smooth shifts


Weaknesses:    
soft metal


Bottom Line:   
The front chain ring bends very easily under hard shifting. The gearing is too high also. Many times I couldn't peddle when going downhill because of this. I talked to the bike shop and they told me it was best to just jump to the XTR model. Couldn't afford it though.

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Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Bike Setup:   
'98 Scott Boulder, Judy T3

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Slip_Kid a Weekend Warrior from North Kingstown, RI

Date Reviewed: September 11, 1999

Strengths:    
Price


Weaknesses:    
None yet


Bottom Line:   
For the price it is a nice package. This bike has only the rear as STX-RC, the front is Nexave. Shifts smoothly so far and is also quiet. If and when it wears out there is always LX or higher stuff to be had.

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Favorite Trail:   
anywhere near the Beaches

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Old crappy Falcon stuff


Bike Setup:   
Trek 7300 Hybrid (2000 model)

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