Shimano LX 1999 Hub

LX 1999

Shimano LX 1999

User Reviews (13)

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William Syx-Spears   Weekend Warrior [Feb 27, 2002]
Strength:

Good looks

Weakness:

Cones Axles

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.

Similar Products Used: Sun Tour, Campagnolo, Gippieme, Galli, Mallard, Mavic, Sanshin, Normandy, other Shimano, Phil Wood
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2
VALUE
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2
Rich   Weekend Warrior [May 27, 2001]
Strength:

Cheap,Look good on a black bike.

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: STX RC, Altus
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2
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2
matt   Weekend Warrior [Jan 04, 2001]
Strength:

good looks i guess good seals works good for a while

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: specialized, other shimano XT LX STX
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3
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3
Rob   [Aug 19, 2000]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: hope sport, shimano alivio(smashed even easier)
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2
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5
David   Racer [Jun 28, 2000]
Strength:

it holds the rim on

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: all shimano hubs they suck
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1
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2
Matt   [Apr 20, 2000]
Strength:

smooth looks good strong good seals fast cheap

Weakness:

none

great hubs for the money just as good as most others

Similar Products Used: mavic specailzed
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5
VALUE
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5
jpeezer   [Mar 02, 2000]
Strength:

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

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

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5
VALUE
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5
Allison Alexander   Racer [Aug 20, 1999]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

-Not light enough

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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5
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Romeo   Weekend Warrior [Aug 16, 1999]
Strength:

Low cost

Weakness:

none so far

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.

Similar Products Used: Alivio
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5
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Victor Gan   Downhiller [Jul 31, 1999]
Strength:

everything

Weakness:

none

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

Similar Products Used: Shimano Alivio
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5
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