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Old 06-11-02, 08:11 AM
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shimano nexave?

I have seen on a friends bike a shimano nexave component group, that i have never see it before. Even in shimano web site i dont find it. Do somebody know somethimg about it? are those good? are too old or to new?
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Old 06-11-02, 08:32 AM
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Nexave isn't technically a single group but covers all Shimano's hybrid parts, and really consists of three subgroups - components with a code T3** can be grouped together, as can T4**, and then it's either T8** or T9** (I can't recall which).

T300 bits are pretty much Altus/Alvio quality

T400 bits Deore 8 Speed

T8/900 bits Deore/Deore LX 9 Spd

I use a Nexave T400 something crankset on my MTB because I wanted a 48T top gear for commuting, it's reasonably good quality, fairly lightweight with Hollowtech cranks. No problems so far. Other than the crankset, I can't see why anyone would particularly want to fit Nexave stuff to an MTB rather than using MTB groups, but it works fine.

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Richard, do any of the Nexave 48/38/28 cranksets have replaceable chainrings? I've often thought these would be good for touring bikes, but not if they're an intgrated design.

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Originally posted by Rich Clark
Richard, do any of the Nexave 48/38/28 cranksets have replaceable chainrings? I've often thought these would be good for touring bikes, but not if they're an intgrated design.

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Irritatingly they're all integrated as far as I know - I must remember to use more than my middle ring to spread the wear

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Doesnt the Nexave cogset have a big jump to the largest cog as well. It gives a very low gear, but the kind of jump that racers dont like.

I hired a Trek MTB with Nexave. It was a fairly basic non sus bike, and I was riding some difficult trails in the Lake District of England. I could have done with some more low gears for steep off-road, but for tracks and trails generally it seemed quite OK.
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Originally posted by MichaelW
Doesnt the Nexave cogset have a big jump to the largest cog as well. It gives a very low gear, but the kind of jump that racers dont like.

I hired a Trek MTB with Nexave. It was a fairly basic non sus bike, and I was riding some difficult trails in the Lake District of England. I could have done with some more low gears for steep off-road, but for tracks and trails generally it seemed quite OK.
The Nexave name is used for several cogsets from 22-32-42, to 28-38-48 as well as 34-46 doubles, and of varying quality levels. I don't find my (28-38-48) with an eight speed cassette a problem off-road, but Kent only has the Downs rather than Mountains, the 48 is well worth having for the road as well.

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