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    Shimano STX ? - How does it compare to XTR, XT, Deore....

    Quick question: Does anyone know how does the old Shimano STX component group rate against their new standards (XTR, XT, Deore .....). Specifically the transmission.

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    No idea really (having not used much of the new stuff) but I have STX 7 speed shifters and they do the job for me.
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    They sat where Deore sits now but are actually considered a slightly lower notch. If you were to truly rank STX, it would sit somewhere between Acera and Deore.
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    What about STX RC?

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    Okay... so the best breakdown from the 1990s I can come up with is something like this:

    Note - I'm only listing M-series groups but this includes the "mountain-comfort" groups designated MC which were later phased in as a new designation at the 400-level and below. Not all these groups coexisted with one another at all times. Also note that in the lower to mid entry groups, the ordering shifts about a little over time with some groups flip-flopping in precedence (STX-SE and STX for instance). You can sort of make out where they fall based on their numbering. I have ranked them by the highest level they've achieved.

    1. XTR - M900, M910, M950
    2. Deore XT - M735, M737, M738, M739, M750
    3. Deore DX - M650
    4. Deore LX - M550, M560, M567, M570
    5. Deore - M540
    6. Exage 500LX - M500
    7. Exage ES - M520
    8. STX-RC - MC33, MC36, MC40, MC41
    9. Exage 400LX - M400
    10. STX - MC30, MC32, MC34
    11. Acera - M330
    12. Exage LT -> STX-SE - MC31
    13. Exage 300LX - M300
    14. Acera-X - M290
    15. 200GS - M200
    16. Alivio - MC10, MC11, MC12, MC14, MC16, MC18
    17. 100GS - M100
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    Awesome, thanks khuon !!

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    Great list thanks man

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