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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:47 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:07 am 
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What are the differences between the LX and DX? Mechs and gears? New to these (well, bikes in general), but want to know more.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:40 am 
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Shimano had about 10 (?) different levels of quality. Dx is one up from lx. Not that much difference but dx is only one below xt which I think was top when this bike was made (xtr came in around that time to knock it off the top spot but is very much rarer).

Personally I would tend to go for xt or dx from that era as they are still relatively cheap and easy to find, and indicate a higher quality bike. It varies between manufacturors however and lx is perfectly decent. I've never even considered anything with xtr.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:52 am 
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any one near by that would collect and post? pretty please!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:57 pm 
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jaypee wrote:
Shimano had about 10 (?) different levels of quality. Dx is one up from lx. Not that much difference but dx is only one below xt which I think was top when this bike was made (xtr came in around that time to knock it off the top spot but is very much rarer).

Personally I would tend to go for xt or dx from that era as they are still relatively cheap and easy to find, and indicate a higher quality bike. It varies between manufacturors however and lx is perfectly decent. I've never even considered anything with xtr.


Massive thanks for the info, so the actual frames are all the same then between the DX and LX? What would the max weight of a rider be for these? I'm 21stone and would like to get a Cro in the future when I've lost quite a bit.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:45 pm 
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baca01 wrote:
any one near by that would collect and post? pretty please!



If anyone wants to ask the seller if they could drop it off at my shop http://www.winestorefour.co.uk/ which is close, I would be happy to box and send. Can not collect I am afraid and if you do win please allow some time for me to get a box etc.
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