Nov 26, 2003 10:53 AM
|Does anyone know about this groupset, in puctuiclar the brakes, I found a deal on it and could't find reviews because it is no longer made. Thanks in advance.|
|It is fair...||funknuggets|
Nov 26, 2003 11:00 AM
|came on relatively low pricepoint bikes. I would say it was one step below 105 back in the late 90's. I actually have a few RSX components on my trainer bike, although I did put old 8 speed ultegra shifters cause I felt the RSX was pretty sloppy after a few months of use. I think generally speaking, they are decent, and probably a step up from Tiagra or Sora... or whichever is the plastic STI.
The RSX crank is a noodle, so if you mash or plan to race, Id consider an upgrade there.
But, if it is going to go on a commuter or a rainbike, it will probably fair pretty well.
So sayeth the funk
|I have it on my cross bike||PmbH|
Nov 26, 2003 11:12 AM
|My cross bike is currently a Cannondale T500 from a few years back, slightly modified for crossing. The one item I don't have are the brakes, since I'm using V-brakes.
I think it was Shimano's attempt at making a touring-specific gruppo. Pricewise it was placed below 105 as someone else stated, but it's more on the heavy/overbuilt side. I would say the components are heavier than Tiagra.
Otherwise, it's typical Shimano fare. Shifts well, durable, easy to set up, etc.
I saw the comment that the crankeset is flexy from another person who responded. I'm 200 lbs and crossing on my RSX crankset... Yes, it is a little flexy, but it's holding up just fine. I would say this gruppo splits the difference between a road and MTB set.
|I have it on my cross bike||cyclepath|
Nov 26, 2003 11:22 AM
|I plan to put it on a training/touring bike.|
|To the brakes...||funknuggets|
Nov 26, 2003 11:34 AM
|as said before, they are fair and functional. Basic dual pivot, silver finish... yadda yadda. They will be fine. At first I thought they couldnt stop at all, and wasnt sure if it was a function of the sloppy shifters, or cable flex or what, but when I went to ultegra and upgraded wheels, things seemed to help considerably.
They seem durable. Most notable upgrades (to me) would be right sti shifter and rear derail.
|Works fine, no complaints in 8 or 10 years, maybe 10K miles||Cory|
Nov 26, 2003 12:41 PM
|I have RSX on an old Allez that used to be my main ride and now is a winter/commuter/beater. It's worked fine with minimal maintenance for a long time. Only swap I've made is to replace the downtube shifters with barcons, because I had them around and like them.|
|re: Shimano RSX||Chen2|
Nov 26, 2003 1:18 PM
|A friend of mine had/has RSX components on a Giant. Her triple crank-set has smaller rings on a 110 BCD pattern. I think the rings are something like 28-44-48. Her 7-speed RSX STI shifters failed without a lot of miles and I replaced them with 105's. The crank-set, derailleurs, and brakes are still working fine, probably has 10,000 miles on the bike. It's my understanding that RSX was also available in the common 130 BCD crank and ring set.
|cheap and heavy but works just fine||DaveG|
Nov 26, 2003 1:35 PM
|I have an RSX triple (with the smaller BCD) on my touring bike. It looks a bit cheap and its heavy but its worked just fine for many years.|| |