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RRP for Shimano components

supermonkeysupermonkey Posts: 315
edited April 2008 in MTB buying advice
Can anyone point me to where I can find the official RRPs for Shimano's 2008 components?

Thanks.

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
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  • supermonkeysupermonkey Posts: 315
    Thanks for that Nick. Can you or someone else tell me the price difference between Avid Juicy 7s and XT brakes please. I have looked, but as they are sold in different ways it's quite hard to find out exactly. A shop I'm dealing with has quoted £100 extra for the Avids over the XT. This seems like quite a lot. Is it right?
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    look on CRC for a price....

    fisher outdoor are the distributors for Sram products.
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  • supermonkeysupermonkey Posts: 315
    I may need a bit of help here as I can't really see the wood for the trees. As far as I can see Avid brakes are sold as a set ie front or back while Shimano are sold as individual components? Is there anywhere that sells Shimano as a set? I just want to make sure I'm comparing like for like. I can't see any of the 2008 Shimano brakes on CRC at all. Does £100 difference sound reasonable?
  • S_J_PS_J_P Posts: 908
    Try here, I believe the 775's are '08 XT's. Choose your brake (L or R), mount and rotor.

    Juicy 7's are reduced from £125 to £105.
    XT's are reduced (basic set-up) £100 to £80, or £145 to £115 for dual-control
    XTR's are reduced £157.50 to £100, or £210 to £140 for dual control

    For what it's worth, I'd go for the 7's.
  • supermonkeysupermonkey Posts: 315
    Thanks a lot for this. I was looking under "Brakes - MTB" rather than "Brakes - Disc".

    So based on XTs at £100 and 7s at £125... £100 to go from XT to Juicy 7 is actually double what it should be then?! (Cheeky buggers!)
  • S_J_PS_J_P Posts: 908
    What's the £100 for? New-bike upgrade from XT to 7's? If so, then £100 is extortionate as I'll bet they re-sell the XT's at OE, unless you get the XT's too!
  • supermonkeysupermonkey Posts: 315
    S_J_P wrote:
    What's the £100 for? New-bike upgrade from XT to 7's?

    Basically, yes. The bike comes with LX throughout. They quoted me £150 to upgrade the rear mech, shifters, cranks and brakes to XT. They said they were just going to charge me the difference between the parts. I asked how much it would be if I wanted the Avid brakes instead of the XT and they said it would be £250 instead of the £150! I thought that was a bit high, hence the question. I'll be on to them tomorrow. Bit short sighted of them really trying to short change me on some brakes considering I'm just about to drop a load of cash with them on a bike.

    It's got me wondering if £150 is a good price for the rear mech, shifters, cranks and XT brakes???
  • S_J_PS_J_P Posts: 908
    I recently bought an '08 XT shifter for £25 and XT Shadow rear mech for £30. Add to that two brakes at £80 an end and £90 for the crankset and I think that £150 fitted is a good price.

    I really like the '08 XT gear, having a mix of SRAM X9 and Shimano XT shifters I find the XT's so much crisper and more positive. The XT shadow mech is also a joy.

    The disparity in J7 vs XT brakes pricings probably down to the bike shop getting a far greater discount on Shimano.
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