Sachs Quarz great stuff, but free hub/body is not so good, especially the earlier ones.
In general a very appealing groupset though
Yeah tell me about it. I had Quarz when it came out and the mechs/shifters were still running as new after 4 years of abuse until I cut down on my riding time (kids!) and still work fine now after 12 years. I had problems with the freehub though and ended up scrapping the hub after 18 months. Had the (seriously underrated) cantilevers too but someone nicked them!
But the original silver version was probably the most durable MTB rear mech ever made. Only thing wrong with it was the stupid size pulley bushings.
Completed: 94 Stumpjumper w. M733; ; 92 Dave Yates 731 ; 97 Parkpre Pro-Elite ; Pace RC200 F6 ; Pace RC300; 82 Gios Super Record ; 97-8 De Rosa Giro D´Italia; ; Banani SPX Track bike ; 89 Alan/Mavic Cross Bike ; 05 Focus Cross Team ; 90 Look MI-80 all-Mavic ; 12 Focus Izalco Team/custom build ; 11 Focus Thunder Custom build
Projects : , Brouwer all-Mavic
Stripped : Pace RC303
Gone : GT Karakoram
Stayed in the family: Kuota Kharma, 04 Stumpjumper FSR
Ceased to be : Dynatech MT3, killed by corroded seatstays.