Shimano Deore LX Rapidfire shifters review

Questionable value for money compared to Deore

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £40.00 RRP | USD $89.99
Shimano Deore LX Rapidfire shifters

Our review

Very similar soft performance to Deore, but £10 more expensive
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These shifters offer two-way Rapidfire or old-style in-line Dual Control options, but both are overshadowed by higher and lower rated groups.


The LX units use the same either-way release lever and shifting architecture of XT. Plastic triggers give a softer feel, with a longer throw before the mechanism engages and a slower release. It’s not so bad when new but it can make individual shifts hard to detect in rough situations. Any stickiness or roughness in the cables dramatically increases shifting effort and sponginess, too.


Angular design looks a bit prettier but it’s hard to tell much difference between these and the tenner-cheaper Deore.

Product Specifications


Name Deore LX Rapidfire
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 280
Shifter Type Shimano Rapidfire