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When was the last year Shimano made 600 series components?(8 posts)

When was the last year Shimano made 600 series components?EZRider
Sep 15, 2002 10:10 PM
re: When was the last year Shimano made 600 series components?Dave Hickey
Sep 16, 2002 3:08 AM
I want to say it was around 1997, Although Shimano marketed the group as 600 Ultegra for at least a year.
re: When was the last year Shimano made 600 series components?RC28
Sep 16, 2002 8:26 AM
Actually, since the 6400 series came to market (circa 1988) it was always called 600 Ultegra( still have a couple of the early brochures and Bicycling mags of the day showing it...or you can look at the boxes where the parts came in...clearly stated 600 Ultegra(also still have an 8-spd and a 7spd hubset laying around that clearly show this).The previous iteration (6 speed ) was 600EX although I don't remember if there was anything earlier than that.In any case '97 sound right since it was when the new 9spd stuff came out.

Rick
That makes sense. I know the packaging was markedDave Hickey
Sep 16, 2002 8:37 AM
600 Ultegra. Did the components themselves ever say 600 Ultegra?
Yes,TJeanloz
Sep 16, 2002 10:08 AM
I had a crankset that said 600 Ultegra, as well as brakes, and the little round decals on the STI shifters said "600 Ultegra" as well, with three color bars adjacent to the wording.
I stand corrected...TJeanloz
Sep 16, 2002 10:11 AM
They did not say 600 Ultegra, they said "Shimano 600".

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re: When was the last year Shimano made 600 series components?Andreas_Illesch
Sep 16, 2002 5:16 AM
1997 is right.

http://www.fa-technik.adfc.de/Hersteller/Shimano/Gruppen.html#99road
re: When was the last year Shimano made 600 series components?Andy M-S
Sep 16, 2002 6:26 AM
Actually, though they no longer call it 600, you'll see that number displayed clearly on the current Ultegra headset.