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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:30 am 
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I know no-one here likes these, but for £19...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... delID=6077


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:39 am 
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Now £16 a pair?! Now where did I put that old rapid rise mech...?


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:22 am 
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These have been around £35 for a while now, now back down to £18!


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:19 pm 
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If I had anything to try these on I'd give them a go for 18 notes. Have Shimano dropped this concept totally now??


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:25 pm 
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i bought some of these and put them on my specialized p1,they work really well,i wouldnt hesitate to put them on my bike again,well worth the money. :wink: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 8:30 pm 
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I like them too. Clearly never took off at all and shelved by Shimano. I've had LX, XT and XTR pairs, currently using a pair of M960 that I got off here for £15, which is an indicator of their popularity...

It might be a coincidence but in terms of lifespan I've never had a problem with the MTB ones, unlike the road STIs which always seem to develop shifting faults sooner or later!


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:43 pm 
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i run rapid rise on my modern hardtail.......once youve got used to putting tension into a cable to achieve an upshift which goes against 30 years of muscle memory they are fine......quite a bargain for the price of a round of drinks too......


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:16 pm 
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These went up to £40 recently but are now back at about £18 a pair.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:04 am 
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We popped a set of these on my hubby's touring bike for work, and he's very happy with them, they brake well and change gear really smoothly, we got them at £18.99

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:02 am 
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I really like them too, picked up a set for £15ish in a sale a couple of years ago. Only issue I have with them is that if I'm braking when going down a bumpy descent I sometimes end up changing gear without meaning to. Might get another set as spares.


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