Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-05-05, 06:04 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Shimano XT Help

I currently have a 1997 Mongoose moutain bike... i love it cause the frame is so light... i ran into a a Shimano XT rear derailleur and Shimano XT cassette. what other parts would i need to complete a working set? please someone out there help me... by the way my bike was equipped with mid-range shimano components... which do not have v-brakes levers.
Jbuggz8030 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-05, 06:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,441
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you're intent on upgrading, I'd go for the brakes then. Does your bike have cantilievers? If so, any decent V-brake set will give you superior performance and much easier maintenance. You needn't spring for the XT brakes, though. The "Straight push" feature of the XT's is considered by many to be overly complex and unnecessary. I can't tell any difference between XT and LX as far as braking force is concerned, or a decent set of Avids either, for that matter.

No need to replace hubs and such unless you just want to see those stickers....
Bikewer is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.