Shimano 2000 Deore LX Component Group

Mega-9 Lever Set, 9-Speed Cassette Sprockets, Rear Derailleur, Top-Swing Front Derailleur, Hollowtech Crankset, Cartridge Bottom Bracket, V-Brakes, Hubs, 9-Speed Chain, SPD Off-Road Pedal

User Reviews (28)

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aaron   Cross Country Rider [Aug 13, 2008]
Strength:

small chain ring has not broken...yet

Weakness:

Front Dérailleur never shifted smoothly, and bolt never kept tension. Casette wore out in 12 months, middle chain ring had 1 tooth snapped and both the big and middle chain rings have major buckles. Chain wore out in very little time. Breaking power is weak compared to avid juicy 3 and 5.

sram x.9 was way better quality than the lx that was originally on the bike. Although Sram is good quality gear, i cant wait until campagnolo get back into the mountain bike market and then standards will have to rise.

Similar Products Used: Sram x.9 group, avid juicy 3 and 5, deore xt group
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1
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1
Green Iggy   Weekend Warrior [Dec 15, 2001]
Strength:

fast and accurate shifting, everything works like it should

Weakness:

Botom bracket/crank has developed a creaking under power that seems to be common with the Shimano splined setups. Stock LX brake pads suck, get Kool Stop

I have had no significant problems with the LX other than the bottom bracket noise. The stock brake pads suck but the brakes are very strong with better pads, especially in the high leverage setting. I was thrown off the bike because it stopped so fast the first time I maxed the leverage setting. I have been on the same chain for over a year now and it has never broken or given me any problems. Everything else has been perfect. - 1 chli for the crap pads and for the BB noise. Otherwise, its great.

Similar Products Used: lots of mixed parts
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4
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4
Phil Webbon   Cross Country Rider [Dec 23, 2001]
Strength:

Lightweight, Reliable, Reasonable Smooth.

Weakness:

Ugly Break Levers

Brilliant! Good performace at an affordable price. Miles Better than Deore and not far from XT. IF YOU BUY IT, GET IT WITH XT BRAKE LEVERS!

Similar Products Used: 00' Deore, 00' XT.
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4
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5
Toshi   [Oct 01, 2001]
Strength:

Rear mech works decently.

Weakness:

Shifter pods are fragile, front derailleur doesn't like the angle of my seat tube.

The poor quality of the shifter pods really is aggravating. Get XT by all means. My experience with the pods involves a cold winter day, a cracked plastic pod shell, and then a bike unable to shift out of the smallest cog.

Similar Products Used: '92 LX, '96 XTR, '98 LX
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3
Jens meijer   Racer [Dec 01, 2001]
Strength:

Cheapish, works well when new.
Better gearspread then my old 7 spd

Weakness:

Doesn't work in mud, chain is hopeless (sram is way better) chainsuck from the start. Chainrings wear out fast.The bb was worn out after just 1500 km.

This is groupo gives you pretty much your money's worth, but shimano could give the hubs a better greasing when they put them together.
Dump the chain fast and replace with something better because its the biggest POS ever!!!
After my bb wore out i replaced it with a 105, witch is still going (funny because its pretty much the same unit).
Shimano's cartrige bb design is a waste, no servicing possible.

Similar Products Used: Shimano stx r,shim xt, sachs centera, sram something or other
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3
VALUE
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4
Steve   Cross Country Rider [Apr 16, 2001]
Strength:

Good group for the price
Easy Maintnence

Weakness:

shifting not nearly as good as XT-XTR

Good component group for the price

Similar Products Used: Shimano Alivo
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4
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5
Crazy Bit%$   Weekend Warrior [Apr 02, 2001]
Strength:

-Deraillers good in most conditions(they work better as a team than as paired with XT or Deore)
-Nice levers
-Nice hubs
-Decent shifters
-Awesome crank+BB setup!!
-Brakes stop decent(when they're properly adjusted)
-Not as nice as XT,but performs 90% as good and is a HELL of a lot cheaper

Weakness:

-Occasional chainsuck problems
-Chain snapped ON THE FIRST DAMN RIDE!!
-9 speeds is overkill
-Cassette is wearing out
-Brakes fall out of adjustment quickly

Not bad as a complete group,good value too.I don't understand where all the bad reviews are coming from.LEARN TO WORK ON YOUR BIKES,and just because it says "LX" doesn't mean it's not good!!

Most of this stuff is off-road ready from the get go,except for the brakes,the chain(piece 'o' crap--there is no reason why a brand-new chain should snap on the 1st ride),and maybe the cassette.No,I don't need 9 speeds--just an excuse for more maintenance,but since there isn't much in the way of 8-speed these days,looks like we're stuck with it.
3 chilies overall.

Similar Products Used: 1998 LX/XT 8-speed deraillers
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3
VALUE
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5
Cees Sagt   Cross Country Rider [Dec 14, 2000]
Strength:

looks nice

Weakness:

chain suck, shifting is problematic in muddy conditions

Looks ok but definitely does not work finr in muddy conditions (typical dutch conditions)on the road it functions well, however then I prefere my race bike.Especially the chain hps over your rear cassette under muddy conditions, this results in breakage of the chain ( 3 rides results in 2 chaindefects !!!)) So if you ride on the road it is fine, if you ride trails wich are not muddy it should do as well, for typicial dutch conditions however I recommed something else.

Similar Products Used: none
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3
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3
Dave Elson   Racer [Sep 06, 2000]
Strength:

looks good (xtr'ish), range of gears (11-32)

Weakness:

weight, poor life expectancy,doesn't like mud

I've had (and raced) this bike for 18 months, after 1 year thinks started to go real bad. Free wheel seized, middle and outer chainrings had to be replaced (wear and missing teeth respectivly), rear mech is bunched (15mm of lateral play),jockey wheels look like pointy teeth. This stuff is expensive to replace here, Shimano increased prices by 25%.
Bottom bracket is showing signs of wear and will require attn, or replacement. Brakes are useless compared to XT even though they have similar linkage and I've used lots of different types of pad.
Bring back 8spd stuff as it lasts longer, ballerina and football player comparison could be made here. Shimano need to toughen this stuff up for mucky conditions....it's not dry everywhere and I'm not the first to complain about 9spd.
Never again!

Similar Products Used: 94lx, 96lx
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2
VALUE
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2
Sherman   Cross Country Rider [Jun 04, 2000]
Strength:

Good for the money.
Perform almost as good as more expensive models.

Weakness:

Not too smooth, but you can't expect perfection

This is great for a cross country rider, it isn't bad when you are riding up and down hills. I recomend this for anyone who is not racing

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4
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5
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