Shimano 1999 XT Component Group Component Group

1999 XT Component Group

Shimano XT 1999

User Reviews (7)

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Brandon   Racer [Jul 21, 2000]
Strength:

XT mystique, Shimano Name

Weakness:

Strength and durability, shifting force

Used to love it when new and set up. But put in a few races this year and within past month have worn out two front derailleurs, one rear, and a cassette, and that's only about 2 rides + 4 races going through two chains as a precaution and weekly maintenance(and I'm not a big or abusive rider). I've also always hated the shifters. I like rapidfire but the higher end has too light a action, not enough shifting force at the lever. I was happier overall with the STX but shifting couldn't be dialed in nicely as new XT. Next year - full sram 9.0 with their new triggers and cassette. But then again you could all ignore me cause us Canadians dislike Shtickmano

Similar Products Used: alivio/stx, lx/xt, xtr, sram 9.0
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Devon Vig   Cross Country Rider [Apr 05, 2000]
Strength:

-cheap
-strong
-shifts pretty good
-mostly black

Weakness:

-rear derailleur makes me mad

This is an excellent group for the amount of money I paid. (750.00 Canadian for entire kit, everything but fork and frame at Airbomb Canada). It shifts well in most conditions and is a lot stronger than XTR (cheaper too). The only problem I have is with the rear derailleur which isn't as fast as I'd like it to be.

Similar Products Used: Shimano Alivio, Acera(terrible), LX
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dustin   Cross Country Rider [Jan 14, 2000]
Strength:

the xt rear derailler shifts with authority. shifters nice with big thumb lever. brakes strong and smooth. cant even feel it shift!

Weakness:

SQUEAKY front brake, they still work thought. stay away from short cage rear derailler, it limits some of the 9 gears

the most bang for your buck, no need to spend twice the price for xtr. Solid and strong

Similar Products Used: LX, STX-RC, ALIVIO
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Tsunami a wanna be   Racer [Dec 19, 1999]
Strength:

9 speed! I can just about camp out in the middle chainring
Price! $500 less than XTR build kit (cranks w/ rings, deraillers, hubs, chain, shifters/brake levers, brakes, bottom bracket, cassette) for comparable performance, and only weighs a little more
Shimano Reliablity! any other deraillers or drivetrain component that shift as nice or as reliable?
Looks cool!

Weakness:

Reliabilty. 9 speed is reliable so far but know that going to smaller chainrings and chain can only mean trouble (experience from motorcycles)
Does not work as nice as 8 speed when dirty
Looks kinda plain. XTR w/ King set-up looks way prettier

Why would you need anything else? I cannot see going XTR unless if your sponsored and your parts are paid for. The little grams that you do save by going to XTR does not justify cost. I like the 9 speed set-up but really did not see anything wrong w/ 8 speed. 8 speed is more durable and reliable. So far I reluctantly have to give a 5 because the system has been flawless, but i'm gonna try to use this for the next to years and do another post then.

Similar Products Used: Owned: Suntour XC Expert/Pro, 8 Speed LX/XT
Tried: 8 Speed LX, XT, XTR
9 Speed XT, XTR
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Frank   Cross-Country Rider [Nov 09, 1999]
Strength:

Predictable, reliable, great gear range. Like the 11. The extreme low gear is unnecessary but extends the range of the middle ring nicely. Great value.

Weakness:

Its not XTR. Squealy front brakes even with several adjustments and sets of pads.

If you can't afford XTR this is the ticket. Good for the extra bike you don't ride as much or if you need money for food or stuff like that.

Similar Products Used: full XTR on other bike
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
BC   Cross-Country Rider [Aug 18, 1999]
Strength:

Great value, reliable, strong - set-up and forget - Shimano magic

Weakness:

None

Big improvement over 98 XT. New brakes and rear derralieur are much stronger, 9 speed gives great range.

Similar Products Used: 1998 XT, LX, STX
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
A.S.   Downhiller [Jul 02, 1999]
Strength:

wide gearing range, rather durable, clean shifts

Weakness:

rough terrain can cause ghost shifts

I like the 9 speed group, i have the 11-34 cassette, it gives a huge gearing range. It shifts fast and clean, and the only problem i have is when it is real bumpy, the chain tends to skip around. Keep things tight!

Similar Products Used: Alivio/STX
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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