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 Post subject: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:16 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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as a groupset..good bits? bad bits?


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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:10 pm 
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Love it, running it in 3 bikes, wife's Muddy Fox Alu Comp, one of my X1's and Proflex 856, very underrated groupset. I've ran XT739 on my C16R and STX-RC and to be honest could not tell much between them on the whole. STX-RC looks bling when polished and is relatively cheap and easy to come by. I'm collected the STX Special Edition groupset right now with Chromica finish.

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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Ahhh stx-rc, shimanos ginger step kid. Over looked and undervalued. Pretty much the same crank arms as lx/xt but with fully replaceable rings no silly rivited on top ring. Rear mech lighter than lx and the shifters whilstt not a pretty as xt/lx work every bit aswell. Dont let the snobs put you off it, its good stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:47 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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much as I thought.

excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:38 pm 
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I'm using a pair of the hubs. They are excellent quality too.
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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:18 pm 
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I like STX and RC. Usually quite pretty kit, perfectly functional, and not too pricy. A workmanlike middle ground with an extra dollop of styling.


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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:30 pm 
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Good stuff. I would say the brake levers and the v-brake version taking the non-threaded brake shoes are the minus points.


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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Also a fan. Decent kit without the premium.


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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:42 pm 
South East Deputy AEC
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thanks for the replies chaps. I remember running it on a bike back in the mid 90's and thinking it worked pretty well, don't think i had the V's and levers though.


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 Post subject: Re: STX-RC
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:31 am 
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There's a good thread on this here: --> viewtopic.php?f=1&t=144383


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