Shimano 1996 LX Grouppo Component Group

1996 LX Grouppo

Shimano LX Grouppo

User Reviews (30)

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Paul   weekend warrior [Nov 13, 1998]

I ordered the LX groupset as part of a spring clean for my bike, It arrived attatched to a pair of 217's, The only problem was with the indexing of the rear mech, a quick visit to be BSG and all was fine. The LX g/set is a hard working set, it's all anyone really needs, well, all I need. All I can say is the big S has treated us well and I am really happy with the whole gruppo. Nice...

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Ivan   Weekend Warrior [Apr 09, 1999]
Strength:

Not expencive,reliable,
brakes very efficient,
smooth gear shifting...

Weakness:

none

Excellent value for money, everybody can afford it, it can take all the punishment you can dish out and more.

Similar Products Used: none
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Matt   weekend warrior [Mar 16, 1998]

This is smooth, flawless stuff. My bike is all LX except for an XT rear derailleur. I am very pleased with these parts which are precise and easy to adjust. There are not all that heavy which is what many people may think. On a 4 pound frame, with heavy, shitty handlebar and seatpost and mavic X221's, the whole bike weighs only 24 pounds. I was looking at the spec sheet from shimano and the only places where there is a dramatic difference in weight is the cassette and the rear hub. This is great stuff.

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Josh Gardner   [Mar 10, 1998]

This is a sweet component group - relatively light, but mostly I like it because it is STRONG!! And the black finish on the new LX stuff looks sweet too. Plus, it's cheaper than that crazy XTR stuff (which I don't trust - I think it's too light to have any substantial strength, and too trick too adjust..)

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LUKE   weekend warrior [Jul 09, 1997]

OK, I admit it, I'm one of those people that love to bike but don't have enough money to buy any really cool stuff. That's how my story on LX components begins. I thought they were really weak and all I did was complain about how much I wanted XTR or even XT. I figured that the whole world was going to hell unless I was cool enough to own fancy-ass derailleurs and be snobby about it like all those team losers around my neighborhood. Well, one day I'm reading Mountain Bike, or maybe it was Mountain Bike Action, but it said that LX is the best groupo for the money and all the guys there ride it. Then it came to me during a ride in Tucson when my derailleur completely exploded. It only cost me like 60 bucks for a new LX derailleur, but it would have cost a shitload more if I'd have been riding XTR, which could have ripped off just as easily, and THAT would have caused me to kill myself. So, all-in-all, LX is the best performance for the money and even swanky full-suspension bikes have it, so don't cry just because you don't have any money and Im making no goddamn sense anymore.....

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Lewis   Weekend Warrior [Jan 11, 2000]
Strength:

goood stuff for price looks great

Weakness:

none

great for price and quality

Similar Products Used: stx,stx rc,
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Pedro   Cross-Country Rider [Jan 05, 2000]
Strength:

Price, function, beautiful, 9 speeds

Weakness:

It's weight comparing with XT and XTR.

It's a great group, it works in all kinds of terrain: sand, mud, rocks, etc. It has 9 speeds like XT and XTR.

Similar Products Used: Shimano XT, Alivio, STX-RC, Sachs
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dudeman   [May 04, 2001]
Strength:

good commuter/thrash grouppo cheap

Weakness:

broke too easy

a decent group for the money . i got it 4 free with little wear . worked good up until i broke it

Similar Products Used: 00 xtr , 91 xt , 93 xt, 98 lx
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4
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Gary   Weekend Warrior [Aug 13, 1999]
Strength:

No plastic! And it works.

Weakness:

Hurts if you try to eat any of it.

This is the second LX drivetrain I've owned in the past few years. I've been happy with the performance and reliability of all the components, save for the freewheel/hub.From day one, the freewheel/hub has acted...strangely. It doesnt coast smoothly and sounds like a flight of B-24 bombers coming down the hill. But it hasn't seized up in four years of riding, so I'll keep hammering the shit out of it until it does.Note to your average rider: YOU DONT NEED XTR. SPEND YOUR MONEY ON BEER INSTEAD. If you simply must have XTR, put an XTR sticker on your LX derailleur. There now, doesn't that feel better?

Similar Products Used: XT, STC-RC, Alivio, cheap Suntour.
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Graham   Cross-Country Rider [Apr 22, 1999]
Strength:

Cheap, worked flawlessly for the first couple thousand miles. Shifters, cranks, cogs and rings are all still in great shape.

Weakness:

The shifting went to hell in a handbasket all at once. I have no idea how many miles I have on, but I put on over 30 a day when I was a bike messenger. As soon as I move out to CA, I started moutain biking, and now everything's breaking. I've checked my chain, it's not that old and still isn't stretched that bad. The cogs show very little wear, so this leads me to believe the deraillers are the culprit. I adjust the crap out of them just to keep my ride going, but I really think they've reached the end of their life span.

A good bargain group, I certainly wouldn't go any lower. (this is the first group in the line to eliminate all the plastic crap) I'm really not satisfied with the the mileage I've gotten out of the deraillers, particularly since the rest is still working flawlessly after years of abuse. Unfortunately, the marketing facists at Shimano have made my equipment obsolete, so now I need a whole new groupo instead of just replacing the guilty parts. A big SCREW YOU to the bastards at Shimano. If only campy kept making mountain parts...

Similar Products Used: Sorry, this is my first move away from a single speed track bike (just when 1x1 got popular)
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