Shimano 99 LX Levers Brake Lever

Shimano 99 LX Levers Brake Lever 

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Shimano 99 LX Levers

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[Sep 10, 2001]
weather expert
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

it actually pulls cable.

Weakness:

VERY flexy. made of plastic

stx-rc levers are definitely better than lx--because the levers are made of machined alu! lx is lighter because it's made of plastic. as a result it flexes a lot (though not in the direction of cable pull). it's annoying, and makes me feel unsecure when going downhill, feathering and ready to hit brakes hard at the bottom turn. stx-rc, though a step down, is a solid performer, the trade-off is a bit of extra grams that i don't give a sh!t. also the total alu look of the stx-rc fits my taste.

Similar Products Used:

alivio, stx-rc, sd 7.

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jan 07, 2000]
JLAH
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Looks real great.

Weakness:

Doesn't feel good when pressed.
Cables are visible.

I was deciding which levers to get after my avid levers bent during a crash. It was either the LX or the Real. I was upset after knowing that this levers doesn't really perform that well. But, it's LX and it's definately better than the older LX and has a really great look!

Similar Products Used:

Avid 2.0

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RATING
4
VALUE
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[Apr 12, 2001]
Bill Liu
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Good control, solid performance & good looking

Weakness:

Too expensive

This brake lever is a lot better than the Avid SD 1.9. It provide a better feel when braking and will not dead lock the wheel so easily. It is more confidence to turn a sharp corner with speed. If press hard, the bike can stop at a very short distance. However, the price is a little bit too high!

Similar Products Used:

Tekro quaze series, Avid sd 1.9 & other no name products

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 08, 2000]
Andrew Kirkpatrick
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Cheapish
Effective enough
Modulation settings v.good

Weakness:

Cable holders (black cap things) very weak
Look strange

Very good as far as they go as an average lever, but for an LX product I would expect more
Go for an Avid or some XT's, or even DX's if you can find them, but power only comes at a price!

Similar Products Used:

Diacompe M2, Altus, Alivio, HS-11, DX

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 13, 2000]
GAOO
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Light, cool design, very performant, solid, good adjustment

Weakness:

The small black caps who hide the cable... A big cable has
difficulty to move and make small noises

I think it's prferable to adjust the 3 position srew at middle for most riding. For powerful stops, change to hard
position and check your brakes !!!! Good design and easy to use. Not expensive

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 11, 2000]
Austin Buehler
Racer

Strength:

it's fit and shape on my fingers is very comfortable

Weakness:

have not found one yet

a great lever for your money

Similar Products Used:

stx RC

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 03, 1999]
Russell
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

durable

Weakness:

Brakes feel squishy,levers stretch cables to easy.

I was a little disapointed with the LX levers. It felt like you had to pull back all the way to lock 'em up.I switched to XT after owning the bike for 2 months.

Similar Products Used:

avid 2.0,xt lever/shifter set

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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 07, 1999]
Greg
Cross-Country Rider

Strength:

Levers are light
About $100 cheaper than XT

Weakness:

The plastic cable covers look real stupid and don't fit properly, and the friggen colours

These levers are perfect for what i use them for. They didnt cost that much, and havn't broken or screwed up. When they are tightend properly, they allow just enough play with the brakes. I would give these levers more then 5 flaming chilis if there were better colours then the blue/silver combo.Good Levers, Good Price, Good Preformance

Similar Products Used:

Avid 1.9 SD

OVERALL
RATING
5
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