Shimano Deore XT FD-M771 Front Derailleur

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99

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Product Description

The new XT 771-series front derailleur saves 28 grams comparedToTheold 761-series model. DesignedTo handle 9 speed drivetrains withtriple cranks. This isThe bottom-swing (high clamp)Type Handles bothTop and bottom pull cable routing Accomodates all 3 common clamp sizes

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tom

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2013

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    extreme cable angle in top pull mode .unusable junk

Bottom Line:   

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Samulele77 a Cross Country Rider from Epping NH

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2011

Strengths:    Light, smooth, easy installation and tune up.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
A decisive step up from the Deore that came with the bike; nice and smooth, easy to be installed and tuned. The look is great and matches the XT derailleur in the back. The only pain in the neck is the shimano chain that needs pin replacement so when I installed the derailleur I had to open the chain (none of these problems if you have sram chain)

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Favorite Trail:   Bear Brook State Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Deore

Bike Setup:   Scott Spark 50

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Quentin a Cross Country Rider from Bragg Creek, AB, CA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2010

Strengths:    Strong, rigid, positive shifts. The powerful spring and rigid cage control the chain not vice versa

Weaknesses:    In top pull mode the arm and cable stick way out to the side and can snag. It also looks like it will wear the ferrule on one side. I think I may put a sawn off brake noodle to make a smooth curve

Bottom Line:   
It's common for bike builders to put a cheaper FD. I've had Acera and Alivio FDs and they worked OK.

Scott put an Altus on this bike. It would not change into the granny gear going up a hill. OK on the level or downhill but not when you actually needed it.

The difference between the Altus and the LX is like the difference between sending the council a letter asking them to please, when they have time, if it's not too much trouble, change gear - compared with kicking the door down, pointing a shotgun and telling the mothers to change gear NOW!

A great upgrade

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Altus, Acera, Alivio

Bike Setup:   Scott Aspect 45

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jonnyd_963 a Weekend Warrior from Southampton

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2008

Strengths:    Versatile fit system, suitable for any cable routing, spring strength & smooth shifting

Weaknesses:    Weight, high clamp design interferes with seat-tube bottle mounts

Bottom Line:   
Don't be fooled into thinking XT means light-weight, this product (and the shifters incidentallly) are 10-20% heavier than Shimano deore models. However, the positive return, and shift performance more than makes up for this - this mech has good, positive engagement on the up-shift, and rapid, reliable return on the down-shift. Great for all mountain riding, and free-ride - possibly a bit heavy for XC racers.

I reckon the performance gain is well worth the weight penalty if upgrading from entry level kit (deore, x.3 or x.5); but for all those gram-shavers out there, go for the xtr mech if your wallett will stretch to it (same design, reduced weight)

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Favorite Trail:   The Wall, Afan forest park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Deore, and Deore LX front mechs

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper 2002, Marzocchi MXC Air, '08 XT shifters, XTR Shadow carbon r/mech, Middleburn cable oilers on shifter cables, Hone Hollowtech II Crankset Hayes Stroker Carbons (on avid rotors, 185 / 160mm), Thomson Elite X4 Stem, Masterpiece Seatpost, Selle San Marco Aero saddle, ABR Venture Carbon Bars, Setlas Kevlar locck on grips, Mavic Free-ride rims on Deore Hubs, Maxxis Swamp-Thing steel bead tyres.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Date Reviewed: December 30, 2007

Strengths:    Simple installation, versatility-top pull or bottom and includes adaptors to fit all 3 seat tube sizes. Very smooth operation.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great component for the price. Very similar to the XTR at half the price. I would recommend this to anyone looking to upgrade or build a new bike. The trails I ride are very tough on bikes and components and this derailleur takes it like a champ.

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Favorite Trail:   Markham Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Big Wheel Cycles, Holywood, FL

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX

Bike Setup:   '07 Turner 5 Spot, Sram PG990 cassette, Sram X0 Gripshift, Deore XT crankset, Rock Shox Tora fork, Avid BB7 brakes/SL levers,Thomson stem & seatpost, Raceface carbon bars

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