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Old 12-10-05, 02:39 PM   #1
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What is better Altus or Avilio?

I know it's all a bit low end but I have to replace my shifters on an 8 speed set as I upgrade my brakes. I'm sure in the next few months I'll replace the whole gear set.

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Old 12-10-05, 02:50 PM   #2
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Here's all of 'em for ya.


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Shimano Mountain Group Heirarchy
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  1. XTR
  2. Deore XT
  3. Deore LX
  4. Deore
  5. Alivio
  6. Acera
  7. Altus
  8. Tourney
From http://www.sheldonbrown.com/shimano.html.
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Many thanks - I'm going to get myself a pair of Avilio for now. I guess it's still better than my current Altus shifters/brake levers.
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Just an Updated Shimano List

1. XTR
2. Deore XT
3. Deore LX
4. Saint
5. Hone
6. Deore
7. Alivio
8. Acera
9. Altus
10. Tourney
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Saint is actually meant to be between XT and LX
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We got a mountain biker come into the shop last week requesting a FULL conversion to XTR over the entire bike! Can't remeber off hand what bike it was, could be Cannondale but not too sure. He must have had a lot of money to spend, that would have been some wicked bike to ride when it was done
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Just an Updated Shimano List

1. XTR
2. Deore XT
3. Deore LX
4. Saint
5. Hone
6. Deore
7. Alivio
8. Acera
9. Altus
10. Tourney
Not quite
1. XTR
------------------- Saint is sort of in between the two as the top freerde group
2. Deore XT
3. Deore LX / Hone (again the Freeride version)
4. Deore
5. Alivio
6. Acera
7. Altus
8. Tourney
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Not quite
1. XTR
------------------- Saint is sort of in between the two as the top freerde group
2. Deore XT
3. Deore LX / Hone (again the Freeride version)
4. Deore
5. Alivio
6. Acera
7. Altus
8. Tourney
Well that is good to know, when these first came onto the market I was wondering where they fitted in. I just thought it was the way I put it, as that is how Shimano have it listed on their website.
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