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Shimano RSX?(5 posts)

Shimano RSX?MisJG
Mar 22, 2001 9:33 AM
I have Shimano RSX components on my '97 Cannondale R500 and I'd like to know more about them. They seem to have fallen off the planet. What current gruppo do they compare to? I'm not fooling myself, I know they are below 105. Any comments, experiences, suggestions?
re: Shimano RSX?Akirasho
Mar 22, 2001 10:30 AM
RSX was Shimano's entry level road group... but I think it might have fallen above the current Sora group...

Many makers were able to mix RSX and RX100 (next group up) to make price points, much like Tiagra/105 and 105/Ultegra mixes today.

I've got a mix of mostly RSX on one of my bikes and it works fine. Dated, and heavy, but it does the job.

Be the bike.
re: Shimano RSX?Cory
Mar 22, 2001 12:31 PM
My old Allez (the last year they were steel; I forget, about '94?) came with RSX. I was always going to upgrade, but it worked fine and never broke and I never got around to it. Never had a complaint, and it's still working for the guy I sold the bike to.
re: Shimano RSX?simstress
Mar 22, 2001 2:16 PM
I haven't been watching the gruppo changes closely, but I think it's between Sora and Tiagra.

My R600 (CAAD3) is all 105, except for RSX brakes and hubs. It's been working fine for 2000 miles, though I should get new brake pads. I have no functional reason to replace my stuff, but I will be getting nicer wheels this year. If I upgrade the brakes or any other components, I'll go up to Ultegra for the performance and weight savings.
re: Shimano RSX?DaveG
Mar 22, 2001 4:17 PM
I have RSX triple on my '97 touring bike, except for the the Alivio cantilevers. Shifts great, looks cheap, weighs a ton. I question the longterm durability but right now it still shifts smooth and has been trouble free. Its a great value for the price, I'd say the closest comparison now would be to Sora.