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Old 07-08-05, 11:09 AM   #1
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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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