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Shimano LX 1999 Hub

3.15/5 (13 Reviews)


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Shimano LX 1999


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by chris from montreal

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2005

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    ive been riding this hub for a little over a year it came stock on my 2004 p3. ive mashed the engagment rings broke cones, bearings, cups are finished and bent axel i wouldent recomend this hub for freeride.

Bottom Line:   
bah garbage

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   lbs


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by William Syx-Spears a Weekend Warrior from Downey CA

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2002

Strengths:    Good looks

Weaknesses:    Cones Axles

Bottom Line:   
The Shimano Deore LX hubs are ok if you do not push them too hard. they can handle average street rides commuting etc. I've had cone and axle trouble, several broken spokes. A fair amount of trouble with the freehub ratcheing. They just are not too durrable. I do not know how much of the broken spoke out of true problem can be chocked up to the Shimano LX rear hub and how much to the Weinmann BCX-1 rims,
but it has none the less been a problem. if these are stock on your bike like on mine, look through this web site and think about what kind of weel reviewed hubs would make a good upgrade for your appilcation (I'm going to buy DT Swiss Hugi 240's). If you are Looking to new hubs or wheelsets do please look elsewhere, you'll be much happier in the long run.

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Favorite Trail:   anything without cars

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Russels Bike Shop Downey CA

Similar Products Used:   Sun Tour, Campagnolo, Gippieme, Galli, Mallard, Mavic, Sanshin, Normandy, other Shimano, Phil Wood

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Paragon, mostly stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mario Clarke a Cross Country Rider from Merseyside

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2001

Strengths:    Light,reasonably strong & relatively inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    Astonishingly low wear tolerance on the rim.

Bottom Line:   
Brought in to replace & upgrade from the 217 rim, the 517 is a disappointment. It may be that " Maxtal " is lighter but stronger is debateable with rims splitting & more particularly astoniching rim wear. I was so appauled at the speed with which these rims wear in the consistently muddy conditions of Britain that I moved on to the CD version.I went through this " hardened " surface within one ride in the Peak District, lasting around 6 hours....this is not what I anticipated.These rims will not last as long as their predecessor the 217 & frankly I can't recommend them to anyone who will ride in poor conditiont.

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Favorite Trail:   North Wales

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Merlin Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Mavic 217, 238, 221, 517CD.

Bike Setup:   Rock Lobster, Z2,XT,XTR,USE shockpost,Bontrager,Selle Italia, Continental Kevlar TP & XC + Latex Tubes.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rich a Weekend Warrior from Nottingham,England

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2001

Strengths:    Cheap,Look good on a black bike.

Weaknesses:    Don't last, Rear cone came loose, Front cone bearing surface has worn out

Bottom Line:   
The rear cone came loose & locked the rear wheel solid, I had to carry my bike home!!, If you have any of these, check every thing is tight before you ride far from home. I'm going to replace my current hubs with 'Hope',then I know I'll get home.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Supercycles

Similar Products Used:   STX RC, Altus

Bike Setup:   Zaskar,Z2,LX & XT

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from ohio

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2001

Strengths:    good looks i guess good seals works good for a while

Weaknesses:    kinda heavy, and what the hell i am friken 14 years old and 132 pounds and busted the freehub, wouldnt engage anymore, but i got it fixed under warentee! woohoo

Bottom Line:   
buy the hub if u needa cheap one, dont buy it if u want reliability

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Favorite Trail:   DH

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   frankford bike

Similar Products Used:   specialized, other shimano XT LX STX

Bike Setup:   Lx on mavic 517s

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob from Isle of wight

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2000

Strengths:    Good looks quite smooth good seals works very well for a few weeks, cheap

Weaknesses:    cones constantly come loose, bearing races cracked, freehub is naff, constantly slips and breaks very easily, heavy, costs almost as much as the hub to replace the freehub

Bottom Line:   
good cheap hub buy for xc, dh, or ds, it won't last forever and is only any good for trials if you can't afford anything else.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Autovogue

Similar Products Used:   hope sport, shimano alivio(smashed even easier)

Bike Setup:   trials

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by David a Racer from CA

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2000

Strengths:    it holds the rim on

Weaknesses:    the freehub sucks, it weighs 3 tons, and i bent the axle 3 days after i got it and im only 145lbs

Bottom Line:   
if you are going to buy a hub spend the $ and her a nuke proof or a chris king

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Favorite Trail:   everywhere

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   all shimano hubs they suck

Bike Setup:   rockhopper comp fs,2000 manitou SXR, sun rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt from ohio

Date Reviewed: April 20, 2000

Strengths:    smooth looks good strong good seals fast cheap

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
great hubs for the money just as good as most others

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   mavic specailzed

Bike Setup:   wheelsmith spokes brass nipples mavic 517 black anodized rims

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dougal from England

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2000

Strengths:    light ish, seals are ok

Weaknesses:    seals start to make mouse like sounds if you don't grease them up - should be done at the factory, and the freehub dies a lot quicker than 98 lx

Bottom Line:   
not bad, but like most 1999 shimano stuff it doesn't work quite like it should. Buy 98 or 00 stuff it's better quality

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jpeezer from portlandia

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2000

Strengths:    looks good, well sealed, just as light as xt.

Bottom Line:   
This hub looks great and is just as light as 99 xt hubs.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Allison Alexander a Racer from Newfoundland

Date Reviewed: August 20, 1999

Strengths:    
-Light
-Cool Colour
-8/9 speed compatible
-Low cost


Weaknesses:    
-Not light enough


Bottom Line:   
I bought em when I bought my new rims. So far they're good. I use to have STX RC. And I've gotta say, I love the colour.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   
Giant ATX 960,
STX-RC/LX, judy C, Sun SUB IV rims.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Romeo a Weekend Warrior from Fairfield,CA

Date Reviewed: August 16, 1999

Strengths:    
Low cost


Weaknesses:    
none so far


Bottom Line:   
I have been riding these wheels for a couple opf months now. They are plenty strong and fairly light. I do have to check the tension every few hundred miles though. No biggie. I am happy with these hubs, but I was looking to buy the XT's...but was unable to find them in stock nearby.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
Alivio


Bike Setup:   
1999 DBR X2 came stock with Alivio/Mavic X138 rims. Built new ones with 99LX hubs-14/15/14 ga DT Swiss spokes and Mavic 220's- radial front(contrary to Shimano's warning) and 3X/radial rear.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Victor Gan a Downhiller from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: July 31, 1999

Strengths:    
everything


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
This hub is good and silent too.It has a nice colour and no regret's having this !

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Favorite Trail:   
---

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Shimano Alivio


Bike Setup:   
Giant ATX 970, RockShox SID XL 99
Shimano LX Groupset

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